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Thomas L. Williams Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

We all share a commitment to responsible operations, and as Parker celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017, we will look to the future for new opportunities to make a positive impact on the world.

Parker’s sustainability strategy is focused on the positive impact we can have on people and the planet we all share. Through the responsible design, manufacture and disposal of our products, we strive to foster the enduring success of our company, customers and communities.

Safety-First Culture

At Parker, our approach always begins with the safety of our team members. Nothing is more important than making sure every Parker team member returns home safely after each work day.

Parker’s injury rate has decreased by 60 percent since 2010. However, the goal is always zero injuries. It’s an ambitious goal. Yet we are confident we can get there by reinforcing a safety-first culture in which all Parker leaders and team members are engaged in keeping our work environments free from accidents. We are implementing best-in-class safety practices, including a focus on how our equipment and operations can minimize safety risks, and through ongoing education Parker team members are being trained to recognize and address safety hazards.

Environmental Stewardship

Parker is also constantly adapting to stay ahead of advancements in manufacturing technology. Our focus is on reducing energy consumption and water use, decreasing emissions, and minimizing waste sent to landfills by reusing or recycling materials. Improving manufacturing efficiency represents a significant opportunity to fulfill our commitment to sustainability.

Today, Parker recycles 85 percent of the waste generated from its manufacturing operations. We are on track to achieve our goal of reducing water use, energy consumption and volume of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent between 2015 and 2020.

Supporting Our Communities

Another key indicator of Parker’s success is our ability to make a positive impact in the communities we call home. The practice of volunteering and charitable giving has always been central to Parker’s culture. Through the Parker Hannifin Foundation’s three key areas of focus we are able to support our communities in need, contribute to improving math and science education, and advance energy and water conservation efforts. This year the Parker Hannifin Foundation donated more than $6 million to 250 qualified charitable organizations. Additionally, Parker team members generously donate and volunteer to get involved with the many charities and causes they are passionate about supporting.

We all share a commitment to responsible operations, and as Parker celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017, we will look to the future for new opportunities to make a positive impact on the world.