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People

By encouraging an ownership mentality, committing to workplace safety and approaching professional development and career progression at the individual level, Parker enables its team members to thrive and make a positive impact in the lives of those around them.

Safety is Parker’s highest priority. Everyone at Parker shares the responsibility to make sure team members return home safely to their families, friends and communities after each work day. Achieving an accident-free workplace is regarded not as an aspiration, but an expectation. Safety performance is measured by the Recordable Incident Rate (RIR), which is the number of work-related incidents that require medical attention beyond first aid, normalized to 100 team members per year. Through the implementation of comprehensive safety initiatives supported by dedicated High Performance Teams, Parker has achieved a 54% RIR reduction over the past five years. This includes a RIR of 0.73 in fiscal year 2018, a 21% reduction in workplace accidents for the year.

The practice of volunteering and charitable giving is central to Parker’s culture, and with matching contributions from the Parker Hannifin Foundation, this year team members donated close to $1 million to support dozens of local United Ways across the United States.

The Parker Hannifin Foundation donated more than $6 million to hundreds of charitable organizations with a focus on communities in need, education, disaster relief and energy and water conservation.