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Our culture and values

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Our culture and values

Culture

Our Principle Based Management™

Our vision

We believe the role of business in society is to provide products and services that make people’s lives better. When we say people, we are referring to all constituencies who our efforts benefit. This includes our customers, suppliers, employees, communities and ultimately society. We support this belief through our vision to create virtuous cycles of mutual benefit. At the same time, we engage in perpetual transformation seeking to become a preferred partner and constantly improving.  

Our values

  1. INTEGRITY
    Have the courage to always act with integrity
  2. STEWARDSHIP & COMPLIANCE
    Act with proper regard for the rights of others, especially regarding safety and the environment. Comply with all laws and regulations. Stop, think and ask.
  3. PRINCIPLED ENTREPRENEURSHIP™
    Create virtuous cycles of mutual benefit by becoming a preferred partner of customers, employees, suppliers, communities and other core constituencies. Continually seek to identify and close the gaps between what you are and what you could be accomplishing if you were fully applying Principle Based Management™.
  4. TRANSFORMATION
    Transform yourself and help the company and others to do the same. Develop the visions, strategies, capabilities, products and services that will enable us to satisfy unmet needs and create superior value.
  5. KNOWLEDGE
    Seek and acquire the best knowledge from any and all sources that will enable you to innovate and improve results. Share your knowledge proactively. Provide and solicit challenge consistently and respectfully.
  6. HUMILITY
    Be humble, intellectually honest and deal with reality constructively. Develop an accurate sense of self-worth based on your strengths, limitations and contributions. Hold yourself and others accountable to these standards. 
  7. RESPECT
    Treat everyone with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. Include and embrace different perspectives, experiences, aptitudes, knowledge and skills in order to leverage the power of diversity.
  8. SELF-ACTUALIZE
    Be all you can be. Identify, develop and apply your gifts and passions so you can best contribute in ways that are most meaningful to you. Be a lifelong learner.

Our culture

 Principle Based Management™ (PBM™) is the engine that powers Guardian Industries. PBM is a holistic approach to management that prepares organizations to deal successfully with the challenges of growth and change. A key component of our  Principle Based Management philosophy is our culture created by applying our PBM Guiding Principles. 

Our principles emphasize our values and beliefs that include acting with integrity, putting safety first, acquiring the best knowledge, practicing humility, and behaving with respect by leveraging the power of diversity. Our principles guide every employee in Guardian to contribute to making people’s lives better. 

Practicing our PBM Guiding Principles creates a respectful and inclusive environment so our employees can thrive and increasingly self-actualize. These principles inspire us to make ever-increasing contributions to help others. This mutually beneficial way of working has been shown to create a distinct work culture that benefits employees that in turn creates value for customers and society. 

 

‘’Our Principle Based Management philosophy guides all we do in Guardian. Each of our talented employees strives to apply PBM in their role every day. We firmly believe our PBM approach enables us to provide products and services that make people’s lives better.‘’

Ron Vaupel

President and CEO of Guardian Industries