Gates has announced the release of its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s ongoing efforts in the areas of sustainability, corporate governance, product innovation, health and safety, community stewardship and diversity and inclusion.
Grounded by Gates’ five core values – accountability, collaboration, tenacity, curiosity and dedication – the report covers the company’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and describes a holistic methodology to minimize environmental impact. Gates’ global team takes an integrated end-to-end approach to sustainability by combining innovative materials science, product design and process engineering to create inherently more sustainable products.
The report documents measurable progress across all of these areas of sustainability, as well as in a number of other important areas, and provides an accounting of charitable efforts through the Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation. It also highlights the tangible progress made in ongoing efforts to support diversity and inclusion in the workforce.