Sustainability is a major consideration in today’s global marketplace. From the ability to design and produce eco-friendly products to the tangible improvements an environmentally responsible process can invite, sustainability carries with it a sense of doing right for the environment for the benefit generations to come.
“I wake up excited to go to work each day,” shares Gary “Hawk” Hawkins, a Milliken floor covering research associate, “and this is, I think, the key to being happy with your job for a long time.”
Each year, International Women’s Day recognizes the unique contributions of women to the global community. This day encourages us to consider how a balanced perspective can help create a better world.
It is with tremendous gratitude that we congratulate our associates around the world for their efforts in promoting Milliken as a purpose-based company. Today, Milliken was named among the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
Our associates are the driving force behind all we accomplish at Milliken. From their passion for making a difference each day to their commitment to our values-based approach to business, Milliken associates bring a wide range of thoughts, ideas and perspectives to move our company forward. The range and breadth of diversity, whether of experience, background or skill set, enhances our ability to bring to market solutions that more effectively solve everyday challenges.
A comprehensive safety program can have far-reaching impacts. At Milliken, when we prioritize a culture of safety, we know we are protecting not only our associates but caring for their families as well. We can see this safety emphasis then spread to our communities through both the influence and actions of our associates and their families.
As an innovations company, we are keenly aware of the impact STEM-related education has on our associate talent worldwide. It is through the lens of science and technology we are able to advance our work as a global manufacturer.
Over the course of 154 years, Milliken has built upon our initial textiles expertise to become a global manufacturer of textile, chemical and floor covering innovations with applications across a breadth of industries. Our thriving research and development capabilities enabled this diversification into new markets; yet Milliken’s commitment to the textiles industry remains as strong as ever.
Many of today’s leading organizations emphasize the importance of corporate social responsibility — being keenly aware of opportunities to enhance their local communities. There are countless ways to accomplish this, from day-to-day volunteering events to “big picture” strategic efforts.