Koch Stewardship

Stewardship in all we do.

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Our approach to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is different than most. We believe in people and seek a system of equal rights and mutual benefit where individuals succeed by helping others succeed – and where people are empowered to improve their lives and their communities. It’s why we focus on empowering individuals to improve their lives and communities through bottom-up solutions rather than top-down imperatives.

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Our Stewardship Vision

We help people improve their lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives. We experiment and innovate to responsibly create more value while consuming fewer resources. We seek mutually beneficial outcomes with customers, employees, suppliers, communities and other key constituencies.

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Environmental Stewardship

Consuming fewer resources, minimizing waste and constantly innovating to improve our manufacturing processes and performance is essential to the way we do business – benefiting our customers, employees, investors, communities and planet.

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From 2012 to 2019, our U.S. facilities decreased production-related waste by 527 million pounds – a 53% drop. Since 2015, we’ve invested more than $1.5 billion in energy efficiency projects across our U.S. facilities.

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Social Stewardship

Philanthropy. Health and safety. Diversity and inclusion. Meaningful, rewarding careers and community outreach. These are just some of the vital priorities of social stewardship that empower each of our employees to develop, contribute, self-actualize and create value for the world while supporting communities in which we live.

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We work to empower every individual to unleash their unique gifts and achieve their full potential – from our 122,000 global employees to those served by the thousands of philanthropic organizations we support.

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Governance

Our management framework, Market-Based Management® (MBM®), is based on proven principles of human progress and a deep appreciation for the dignity of every individual. Our private ownership, shared Vision, Guiding Principles, compliance standards and oversight all help us focus on long-term value creation.

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We believe our words and commitments matter. We focus on maximizing bottom-up solutions rather than top-down mandates, which puts the focus on (and provides opportunities to) individuals rather than hierarchies.

The latest stewardship news.

The following stories demonstrate the latest ways we’re putting our stewardship framework into action to create value in mutually beneficial ways.