At Columbus McKinnon, it’s our goal to ensure our culture lives up to the highest standards for how we treat each other, our customers, and our global communities. We are committed to measuring our success and being purposefully transparent with our stakeholders. Download our 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to learn more.
"Columbus McKinnon is a people-driven organization with a long history of delivering value to our stakeholders. I am proud to be a part of a company with such lineage and am eager to lead us to an even brighter future. At Columbus McKinnon, we appreciate the importance of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and leading governance practices. Advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters is not only critical to our business, our associates, our customers and to all stakeholders, it is simply the right thing to do. A company’s approach to ESG is also indicative of its resiliency. The year 2020 has brought unprecedented disruption with the COVID-19 global pandemic driving health and safety issues to the forefront. Social unrest has challenged us all to think differently about our world, our experiences, and our beliefs. Although difficult at times, these recent events inspired us to reflect on our purpose. We believe that, as corporate custodians, we can drive meaningful change and value beyond that which we measure directly in our financial statements.
We recognize our corporate responsibility to advance our ESG efforts and to be held accountable for making progress. In fact, this first Corporate Social Responsibility report is an outcome of that recognition. We are making significant investments in our people and systems to enable meaningful progress in areas including, but not limited to, environmental stewardship, safety for our employees, workplace diversity and inclusion, connecting with our communities, and strong governance and risk management. We are determining the best metrics for Columbus McKinnon to establish clear baselines and better understand our opportunities for improvement. This will allow for a more disciplined approach to considering and implementing strategic initiatives that are most material to our business.
We are committed to measuring our advancements and being purposefully transparent with our stakeholders. We are taking deliberate steps to fully integrate ESG into our enterprise strategy, our business system, and our daily actions. At Columbus McKinnon, we are energized and mobilized for a bright future where our ESG performance is a competitive advantage."
-David J. Wilson, President and CEO