EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortive Corporation (“Fortive”) (NYSE: FTV), a diversified industrial growth company, is celebrating its first Month of Caring by empowering its employees around the world to give back to the communities in which they work and live. During the month of September, Fortive invited every team member across 25 Operating Companies to dedicate a day to community service. In addition to an estimated 150,000 volunteer hours donated by the team, Fortive marked the event with a combined pledge of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in honor of their employees, and their families and friends, who were affected by the recent natural disasters around the world.
James A. Lico, President and Chief and Executive Officer, said, “At Fortive, we have so much to be thankful for, and sharing our talents and resources with our global communities helps us to find meaning in our lives at work. This commitment to our communities has always been an important part of our culture, so I was excited to join our team in our first annual Month of Caring.”
Employees contributed through over 200 organized, team-coordinated events in over 90 global locations, designed to support causes including homelessness, hunger, the environment and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
Lico added, “We are proud to serve our communities but also know that we are the real winners here. Volunteering brings people together, helping to build and support our extraordinary teams around the world.”
Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With 2016 revenues of $6.2 billion, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: www.fortive.com.