Shared Purpose & Values

Fortive is “Essential technology for the people who accelerate progress.” This is our shared purpose and our reason for being.

We create essential technology that helps the world progress. Our innovations keep the world moving forward. We work together to accelerate the pace of progress and to make a difference.

Our Shared Purpose

Our shared purpose is why we’re here. And our four values are how we do it.


We build extraordinary teams for extraordinary results

We believe in growth and invest in our people to make it happen. We are always leaning into the next challenge, imagining the next breakthrough, and designing the next innovation.

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“The opportunity to meet with and ask questions of senior Fortive executives was eye-opening and inspiring. I was impressed by their deep commitment to developing the next generation of Fortive leadership.”

Alison Roy-Ting, TeamSense


Customer success inspires our innovation

Our story is intertwined with our customers’. Their goals are our inspiration. Our innovations are their path to success. Together, we make each other better.

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"I love working at Setra because our products literally save lives. I’ve just been amazed to see how our innovations and the driver of our team has been to help our customers.”

Michael Josephs, Product Manager, Setra Systems


Kaizen is our way of life

Kaizen, or continuous improvement, means we can always do better. It’s the reason we never settle. This commitment to better is the key to our growth and deeply ingrained in our culture: learning from our successes and failures, growing as individuals and teams, and always looking for ways to improve.

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“The thing I like about Kaizen is that everyone gets the chance to have their say about what changes they want to implement.”

Tim Niewand, Global FBS Leader, Invetech


We compete for shareholders

Competing for shareholders keeps us on task, always looking for the most efficient ways to improve our companies’ performance. The better we serve our customers, the more value we create, to fuel innovation across our businesses. This helps us keep loyal shareholders and employees, for the long haul.

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“It’s the feeling of being part of an environment where you are winning. You are satisfying customers and meeting their needs. It’s a rewarding feeling.”

Mike Badnin, VP Global Service Operations, Tektronix