Guardian and its family of companies employ 18,000 people that live and work in over 25 countries across five continents, playing diverse roles in multiple industries. And we have one culture whose foundation rests upon our Guiding Principles.
From glass that dramatically reduces energy usage and increases comfort in buildings, to innovative automotive parts that improve fuel efficiency and enhance connectivity, we make products that improve the quality of life. We have a relentless focus on making better products and developing better solutions for our customers.
Our focus on innovation extends to everything we do — applying equally to improving our core manufacturing processes as to the transformative solutions developed in our R&D centers. We strive not only to make better products, but to innovate in ways that enable us to do so more efficiently, using fewer natural resources, safely and responsibly.
We work as one team, across borders and continents, and across companies. To succeed, we develop strong core capabilities that will give us a competitive advantage. We invest in and empower our people, providing clear roles and responsibilities and opportunities for personal and professional growth. And we embrace a challenge process that recognizes every member of the team can make a contribution.
We are committed to serving the communities in which we live and work. Creating value for our communities — at local, regional and global levels — is a core part of our Vision and a responsibility we take seriously.
Guardian Industries is a standalone, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people worldwide, in businesses that include transportation fuels, building and consumer products, electronics, fibers, fertilizers, glass, membrane filtration, pollution control equipment and more. Koch companies and their employees serve their communities by volunteering, mentoring, and supporting programs and organizations that enable people to improve their lives, find fulfillment and realize their full potential.
I'm proud of this team. I can't wait to keep moving forward together - as one team, advancing the Guardian culture, and leaving our fingerprints on innovative projects all across the globe.