Creating a positive impact in the lives of people and minimizing its impact on our planet is the most substantial outcome of Parker’s social responsibility initiatives.

For more than a century, Parker has viewed its ability to make a positive impact as a key measure of the company’s success.

Our technologies, solutions and employees play a critical role in addressing issues that impact quality of life, both around the world and in the local communities we serve. Parker recognizes the strong connection between the health of our company and various economic, environmental and social factors. It’s why we focus our sustainability efforts on employee welfare, responsible use of resources and a social responsibility to the communities in which we operate.

Social Responsibility

  • Parker team members donated nearly $1 million in 2018 to support dozens of local United Ways across the U.S.

  • The Parker Hannifin Foundation donated over $6 million in 2018 to hundreds of charitable organizations with a focus on communities in need, education, disaster relief, and energy and water conservation.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Since 2004, Parker has reduced its energy index by 54% and greenhouse gas index by 50%.

  • Parker currently recycles more than 85% of the waste generated from its manufacturing operations.

  • Our 2018 Climate Change Score from the Carbon Disclosure Project ranked in the top quartile among our diversified industrial peer companies.


  • We have reduced our Recordable Incident Rate by 54% over the past 5 years, including a 21% reduction in 2018.

  • Our High Performance Teams are highly engaged in pursuing our target of zero safety incidents.

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