Gates’ Board oversees and has responsibility for environmental, social and governance issues, and is committed to integrating these principles into the Company’s long-term strategic vision. Gates’ Board has a formal schedule for consideration of environmental, social and governance matters, including review of related metrics, and is briefed regularly on emerging issues and trends as they arise.
Across our global footprint, Gates remains committed to conducting business with respect and consideration for the environment. As an organization, we utilize the creativity, passion, and expertise of our employees around the world as we work to continually improve our manufacturing process, optimizing resource efficiency while maintaining performance. We manage key materiel concerns such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, waste generation and water consumption. As individuals and as a company, we continue working together to reduce the impact of our global ecological footprint.
At Gates, we foster collaboration and learning and celebrate who we are through the Community, our social collaboration and knowledge-sharing platform for our employees across the globe. Through Community our employees can learn and collaborate, celebrate cultural traditions and stories while building relationships cross-functionally and cross-regionally. Community also serves as a major resource hub filled with links to training, job aids, and guides for various Gates programs and processes. Community supports our core value of Collaboration and brings us together as #ONEGATES every day.