"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 customers and to all stakeholders, it is simply the right thing to do.
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 in our role as corporate custodians, we can drive meaningful change and value beyond that which we measure directly in our financial statements.
Today, we are more devoted than ever to ESG efforts and corporate responsibility! We are making significant investments in our people and systems to enable meaningful progress in areas including, but not limited to, environmental stewardship, safety, workplace diversity and inclusion, connecting with our communities, and our governance processes. We are taking deliberate steps to fully integrate ESG into our enterprise strategy as well as 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