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From government to business to education, individuals from across society are working together to find innovative ways to help others through the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
“All of us have a role to play, and all of our roles matter. As with other challenges in our history, this crisis must be tackled from the bottom up,” write Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and Brian Hooks, the chairman and CEO of Stand Together, a philanthropic community co-founded by Koch.
Moving forward, they write in a new USA Today op-ed, we must resist the temptation to close off avenues to innovation and rely upon American ingenuity to lead us through the crisis.
Creating value. Improving life.
From life’s basics to tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs, it’s our job to create and innovate a wide spectrum of products and services that make life better – and to do so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Below are 16 of the ways we do exactly that.
Responsibility is our highest priority.
For us, creating value goes far beyond economic performance. It means doing the right thing. In the right way. Always. For our customers. For our employees. For our communities. For our environment.
Five steps we take.
Every day, we work to create more value, using fewer resources than the day before. We do it by managing our resources in a way that benefits our customers, employees, partners, community members and society with a philosophy of mutual benefit. With more than 300 manufacturing sites across the United States, we’re one of America’s largest manufacturers. To stay in business for the long term, we must constantly improve and innovate – both in the products we make and how we make them.
In our view, the role of business in society is to create products and services people want and need, but to do so responsibly. This means finding ways to use fewer resources, operating safely, protecting the environment and always acting ethically.
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