SUSTAINABILITY AT APOGEE
At Apogee, sustainability means creating a company that is built to achieve long-term profitable growth, while carefully stewarding the resources entrusted to us. Sustainability is not something new for Apogee. Rather, it is woven throughout our Core Values, the principles that reflect who we are as an organization. With a proud 70-year history, the team at Apogee understands what it takes to build an enduring business.
Our commitment to sustainability begins with our people. We aim to train, develop and retain the best possible talent, to ensure that we have the capabilities in place to consistently deliver for our customers. A key part of taking care of our people is our commitment to safety. We have made workplace safety a top priority across the company; raising awareness, improving training and making smart investments to improve safety in our facilities.
Apogee's architectural products and services are key enablers to green building and sustainable design. We've long been at the forefront of developing innovative products and services that help architects and building owners achieve their sustainability goals. Our high-performance thermal framing systems, custom architectural glass coatings, and other products help improve building energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase comfort for building occupants.
Operations & Environment
Our commitment to sustainability extends to our own operations as well. Through our company-wide Lean Enterprise initiative we are continually focused on eliminating waste and minimizing resource consumption. We also have policies in place to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Conserving resources and protecting the environment not only make good business sense; we believe it's the right thing to do.
We strive to make a difference in the communities where we operate. Apogee has a long legacy of giving back to the communities where we do business through volunteerism, donations and financial support. We also work to strengthen the communities where we operate by investing in our business and creating good jobs.
We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Apogee's commitment to sustainability. We are proud of what we have accomplished and see opportunities for building upon our legacy and extending our impact.
ETHICS & COMPLIANCE
At Apogee, we conduct business with the highest degree of honesty and ethical behavior. We value the integrity of each of our employees, leaders, and members of our Board of Directors. Our culture demands not only legal compliance, but also responsible and ethical behavior.
Our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct incorporates our Company's values and defines the policies that support our honest and ethical business practices. All of Apogee's directors and employees receive annual training on our Code - which is available in multiple languages - and certify that they have read and understood the policies.
Our employees are encouraged to report activity that they believe to be unethical or illegal. We have established procedures for reporting suspected violations and provide an internet and telephone-based reporting tool that assists management and employees to work together to address violations in the workplace while helping to cultivate a positive work environment.
Visit our Corporate Governance page to view our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
Effective corporate governance is a key part of our overall approach to sustainability. At Apogee, our Board of Directors has primary responsibility for governance and has adopted a set of Corporate Governance Guidelines which provide the framework which our directors and management team use to effectively pursue Apogee's strategy for the benefit of our shareholders. We also outline key components of our governance framework in our Annual Proxy Statement.
Our Board has three standing committees. Each committee operates under a written charter adopted by our Board :
Compensation Committee Charter
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Our Board, together and through its committees, has overall responsibility for overseeing the primary risks facing Apogee. The Board works together with our management team to identify risks and their relative magnitude and develop strategies for mitigating these risks.
More information about Apogee's Board of Directors, committee composition, and governance guidelines, is available on the Governance page in the Investors section of our website.