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 smarter for customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and the planet.

Strategic Pillars

Our framework for positive impact.

These strategic pillars convey our priorities and the outcomes we seek to achieve. They reflect the most significant environmental, social, and governance topics identified by our stakeholders during our 2020 materiality assessment update, and are aligned with our values.

Empower inclusive & diverse teams

The Focus

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

What It Looks Like

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 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
  • Internal COVID-19 task force with clear guiding principles: safety, transparency, empathy, science, and trust

  • World-class environment, health and safety program, and use of FBS tools to ensure a safe workplace for our employees

  • Our Fortive Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, and other policies and programs that support human rights

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 risks in real time, and to assess emerging trends and topics

Goals & Progress

Reducing our footprint. Increasing our impact.

In 2019, we set an ambitious goal of reducing our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by the year 2030 (from 2017 levels).

In 2021, recognizing that climate change demands more urgent action, we announced a more aggressive goal to reduce GHG emissions 50% by 2025 (from 2017 levels). As of year-end 2021, we achieved a 50.1% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity from 2017 levels across our EHS Significant Sites, meeting our goal four years early. 

Having met our goal earlier than expected, we are taking a bold step forward with a new, absolute GHG reduction goal that is aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) guidance: 

We are committing to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2029 from 2019 levels across at least 95% of our real estate portfolio. 

Also see our goals for inclusion & diversity.

Reducing our footprint. Increasing our impact.
2017 (base year)

service hours contributed by Fortive employees worldwide to their local communities over 5 years of Fortive Day of Caring


reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity since 2017


new and renewed scholarships awarded to children of Fortive employees through the Fortive Scholarship Program in 2021

Peter Underwood

“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
Reports & Policies

Transparency matters.

Sustainability has been a priority since day 1. The progress documented in each sustainability report since our founding demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and increased rigor.

In 2020, we completed our first GRI Index and submitted our first public CDP Climate Change disclosure. In 2021, we added a SASB Index to our GRI Index, and joined the UN Global Compact as a signatory. In 2022, we committed to leveraging the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) framework to take a holistic approach to our climate strategy and disclosure. We are progressing toward full TCFD alignment through phased actions planned for the next three years.

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.

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 software tracks and monitors medical equipment to ensure instruments in the operating room are accounted for and safe to use.

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Intelligent Operating Solutions

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

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Precision Technologies

Specialized expertise ensures safety, precision, and reliability in a wide range of industries food and beverage to clean energy. For example, Anderson-Negele is supplying hygienic sensors to six major manufacturers in the global mass-production of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Partnerships and Recognition

Working together for greater impact.

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

Recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Most Responsible Companies 4 years in a row.

Named to the Fortune Future 50 list, recognizing innovative companies with the greatest capacity to sustain long-term growth.

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

See our progress.

Read our 2022 sustainability report for all the details.