Stephen G. Kaniewski
Valmont President and Chief Executive Officer
Everything Valmont® does conserves resources and improves life – it’s our purpose as a company. Sustainability is at our core, influencing all decision-making as we shape the future by creating vital infrastructure and advancing agricultural productivity to meet the world’s most significant challenges. For nearly 80 years, our focus on sustainability has clarified our purpose as a company, promotes efficiency and creates long-term value for our stakeholders. Simply put, sustainability improves the bottom line for Valmont and helps us feed and connect the world. We are on a journey that requires continuous improvement today, tomorrow and the next day. Within our sustainability report are several stories of the significant strides we are taking in reaching our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals. Valmont has significantly reduced our manufacturing facilities’ environmental footprint in the past five years, reducing energy and normalized emissions by 43% and combustion fuel mobile source emissions by 27%. In that same period, revenues at Valmont have increased by nearly $1.6 billion dollars. We also continue growing a robust, inclusive and diverse culture, highlighted by increasing 18.7% in people of color (BIPOC) and an increase of 21% in female leadership representation within our U.S. workforce over the last five years. Valmont will continue taking Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) seriously. By measuring impacts and using that knowledge to define our forward-looking commitment, our actions strengthen our leadership role in providing sustainable infrastructure and agriculture solutions to the world. I’m proud of the lasting value we’ve created on this sustainability journey. To continue our progress, digital solutions and emerging technologies will play a critical role. Our emphasis on digital transformation in 2023 will increase productivity and efficiency and make our solutions more resilient and responsive, all while improving lives. We’ve been meeting the increasing demands of an ever-changing world since 1946. We’ve made good progress, and there is still a long way to go. We remain committed to doing more with less by saving resources, reducing impact and improving tomorrow for future generations. That’s the value we add.