Our Impact

Our Impact

A force for good.

Sustainability at Fortive

Accelerating progress toward a sustainable future for all.

Our commitment to sustainability has been a priority since day one. We’re building a future that’s stronger, safer, and more productive for customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and the planet.

Pete Underwood Portrait

“Our purpose is infused with a spirit of generosity and optimism that inspires us to build better workplaces for our employees, better communities for our families, a better planet for all of us. It pushes us to innovate for our customers, who are out trying to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.”

Peter Underwood
SVP & General Counsel
Strategic Pillars

Our framework for positive impact.

These strategic pillars serve as the blueprint for our sustainability strategy. In each, we define goals to drive progress and dedicate our resources to prioritize continuous improvement. Our pillars reflect the most significant environmental, social, and governance topics identified through our 2020 materiality assessment and are aligned with our values.

Empower inclusive & diverse teams

The Focus

Advance an inclusive, equitable, and diverse culture that enables everyone to be authentic and do their best work

What It Looks Like
  • Deepening organizational commitment to inclusion, diversity & equity by further embedding it into our talent, rewards, and business systems

  • Championing our team members' growth and development through robust career programs and opportunities

  • Elevating and supporting our employee and friends resource groups to help advance inclusion, diversity, and equity at Fortive

Invest in our communities

The Focus

Create and advocate for positive impacts in the communities in which we work, live, and serve

What It Looks Like
  • Our annual Day of Caring, which gives employees paid time off to serve causes and community organizations they care about

  • Accelerating philanthropic efforts and charitable contributions through the Fortive Foundation

  • Investing in the next generation of leaders and innovators through the Fortive Scholarship program

Protect the planet

The Focus

Protect the environment and resources across the value chain

What It Looks Like
  • Aggressive goals for reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water use, and providing transparent reporting on progress

  • Investing in infrastructure and innovative solutions to reduce emissions worldwide

  • Leveraging the power of FBS to drive consistent progress and performance

Work and source responsibly

The Focus

Raise and reinforce expectations to ensure people, safety, and quality are priority #1

What It Looks Like
  • World-class environment, health and safety program, and using FBS tools to ensure a safe workplace for our employees

  • Clear expectations for our suppliers in our Supplier Code of Conduct, and supporting policies and programs that support human rights

  • Leveraging our purchasing power to enable greater access for diverse suppliers, coupled with our goal to achieve $100 million in spend with diverse suppliers by year-end 2025

Operate with principle

The Focus

Establish and enforce boundaries to protect critical assets

What It Looks Like
  • Industry-leading compliance program with confidential Speak Up! hotline in 22 languages

  • Investing in cloud-based infrastructure to strengthen privacy and security for customer and employee data

  • Using systems and standards to monitor, manage, and mitigate data privacy and cybersecurity risks in real time

Goals & Progress

Reducing our footprint. Increasing our impact.

In 2022, we announced a new goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2029, from 2019 levels. This goal is aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) guidance and the Paris Agreement.

We recognize the importance of water stewardship for the safety, health, and sustainment of our operations, communities, and watershed. We are committed to reducing water use 10% by 2029 across our major operations worldwide, from 2022 levels.

Also see our goals for inclusion & diversity and supplier diversity.

Reducing our footprint. Increasing our impact.
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2019-2023
Scope 1 + 2 GHG Emissions (MTCO₂e) 65,784 59, 073 53,526 52,074 51,169 -25.6%
Absolute Delta (YOY) -14.1% -9.4% -2.7% -1.7%

reduction in absolute Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions from 2019 baseline


revenue generated from sustainability-enabling products and services


consecutive year on Newsweek's Most Responsible Companies

Direct Impact

Investing and innovating for a better world.

We’re proud that many Fortive products and services support sustainability directly by powering clean energy and critical infrastructure, reducing water and waste, and ensuring safe, sterile healthcare environments.

Advanced Healthcare Solutions

Advanced technologies help hospitals, healthcare facilities, and laboratories meet critical safety and quality of care standards. For example, Censis’ CensiTrac® software tailors the instrument tray list for procedures and tracks instrument usage to identify unused instruments, reducing the cost, energy, and water use needed for sterilization.

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Intelligent Operating Solutions

Connected workflows, and powerful analytics drive energy efficiency and ensure safe conditions. For example, the Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager pinpoints compressed air, gas, and vacuum leaks, helping customers reduce their GHG emissions and utility bills.

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Precision Technologies

Specialized expertise ensures safety, precision, and reliability in a wide variety of industries, from food and beverage production to clean energy. For example, Anderson-Negele’s intelligent sensors enable food and beverage companies to achieve precise fill rates to avoid production downtime and food waste.

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Reports & Policies

Transparency matters.

The progress documented in each sustainability report since our founding demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and increased rigor. 

Our Sustainability reporting aligns with the following frameworks: GRI, SASB, TCFD, and the UN SDGs. In addition, we report our complete GHG profile and performance via the CDP Climate Change disclosure each year. 

Current reports.

Annual Sustainability Report, Reporting Year 2023
Annual Sustainability Report, Reporting Year 2023 Appendix (with GRI, SASB, TCFD, and UNGC Indices)

Archived reports.

2023 (Reporting Year 2022)
Annual Sustainability Report, Reporting Year 2022 
Annual Sustainability Report, Reporting Year 2022 Appendix (with GRI, SASB, TCFD, and UNGC Indices)
2023 CDP Climate Change Disclosure
2023 CDP Water Disclosure

2022 (Reporting Year 2021)
2022 Sustainability Report with GRI, SASB, and TCFD Indices 
2022 Sustainability Executive Summary
2022 CDP Climate Change Disclosure

2021 (Reporting Year 2020)
2021 Sustainability Report and GRI Index
2021 CDP Climate Change Disclosure

2020 (Reporting Year 2019)
2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
2020 GRI Index
2020 CDP Climate Change Disclosure

2019 (Reporting Year 2018)
2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

2018 (Reporting Year 2017)
2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Policies & Statements.

Fortive Code of Conduct
We are firmly committed to building our business with integrity and dealing honestly and fairly with our employees, customers, business partners, investors, and competitors.

Supplier Code of Conduct
We take a stand for human rights and fair labor standards, and we expect all suppliers and subcontractors across our operating companies to do the same.

Supplier Diversity
We are committed to identifying and cultivating diverse supplier relationships that foster responsible sourcing, inspire collaboration, and accelerate innovation.

Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1
We are strongly committed to progressing inclusion, diversity, and equity across our businesses as an equal opportunity employer. While we believe our goals & progress best reflect our commitment, our recent EEO-1 report is also available for reference.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 Statement
We are committed to producing products ethically and ensuring that none of our workers were forced, coerced, blackmailed, or trafficked into their jobs.

UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 Statement
We do not engage in slavery or human trafficking, and we require suppliers and subsidiaries to comply with laws against forced or involuntary labor.

Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Communicates our expectation that our suppliers source only from conflict-free smelters.

Conflict Minerals Report
Our most recent conflict minerals report.

Political Contribution Policy
We are committed to transparency in political and trade association contributions, and do not permit contributions from corporate funds to political parties, candidates, or ballot measures.

Charitable Contributions Policy
We are proud to support the communities where our employees and customers live and work and to donate to causes that align with our values.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy
Details our commitment to continuous improvement for minimizing waste, preventing pollution, promoting sustainable practices, and preventing workplace accidents.

Anti-Corruption Policy
We are committed to obeying all anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws in all countries where we operate.

Partnerships and Recognition

Working together for greater impact.

100% score on the Corporate Equality Index every year since our founding.

Named in USA Today's inaugural list of America's Climate Leaders in 2023.

Recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Most Responsible Companies 5 years in a row.

Named one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune in 2021.

See our progress.

Read our most recent sustainability report for all the details.