Our Vision and Values
Our Vision and our distinct set of Values drive the success and spirit of our organization. At ESAB, under Colfax leadership, we live our values. Our Vision and Values help us to make strategic decisions, allocate resources, and focus our choices every day.
We are dedicated to creating an enduring premier global enterprise built on a unique business culture that achieves success for our customers. This involves doing all things with integrity, respect, and candor, with a deep commitment to excellence to associates and customers as our foundation, to provide consistent delivery of world-class performance in welding & cutting solutions.
- Customers Talk, We Listen – The voice of the customer will always drive the development of our strategic plans and actions. Living this value is done by getting Customer Input and Expectations, at every opportunity, and by differentiating ourselves in How We Deliver to our customers.
- The Best Team Wins – Team-oriented, involved associates are our most valuable resource, and we are passionate about attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent. Living this value is done in three primary ways: 1. Building the right team – having the right people to do the job; 2. Creating the right environment – making sure that leaders create an environment where all associates can contribute, and 3. Getting the win – when you have the right people and right environment – it makes getting the win a lot easier!
- Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) Is Our Way Of Life – Set breakthrough objectives, experiment and learn every day, eliminate waste in our business processes, and benchmark the best, then better them. Living this value is done through understating that Change is a Must, and the use of Tools for Improvement. To live this value each ESAB associate fosters an environment of continuous learning employing the Colfax Business System Tools which is the basis of our culture.
- Innovation Defines Our Future – Individual and organizational creativity will drive breakthrough ideas for technology, products, solutions, and processes. We live this value by providing differentiated customer solutions, creating products and services that improve quality of life and environmental stewardship through Creative Thinking, and by understanding What Innovation Brings.
- We Compete For Shareholders Based On Our Performance – To consistently attract and retain loyal shareholders, we must deliver best-in-class results for profits, working capital, and cash flow. We live this value by developing aggressive, yet realistic and measurable performance objectives and consistently achieving established goals.
It takes focus, dedication, and living our values to achieve success for our customers, employees, shareholders and community. Our Vision and Values help us to make strategic decisions, allocate resources, and position us to provide best-in-class results on a daily basis.