A business is only as strong as its people, and we strive to empower ours as we continue to manage our environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Our commitment to operate with integrity is at the core of everything we do, and we work to ensure that this attitude is implemented across all of our investments and business solutions. We will continue to thoughtfully approach the challenges and opportunities that come with managing ESG factors and look forward to finding new ways to improve in this rapidly changing world.
CORE strives to be an environmentally responsible citizen on both a global and community level. We attempt to factor certain environmental repercussions in our decision process. We are committed to the long-term conservation of resources, the prevention of unwanted pollution and the minimization of environmental risks to our employees and communities. As appropriate, we work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and service providers as we seek to fulfill these priorities.
Our commitment to better business starts in our offices and we communicate and encourage the extension of that commitment to our partners, portfolio companies and the communities we work in. We embrace diversity and are dedicated to ensuring that everyone who works for and with us feels safe, supported and empowered. We believe that both CORE and its employees are responsible for fostering safe working attitudes and for operating in a socially responsible manner. We are committed to investing in our communities and look to evaluate ways to potentially improve their quality of life.
We attempt to improve our business and that of our portfolio investments by seeking to hold every level of operations to a high standard. We strive to maintain a high standard of integrity and corporate governance practices and seek to improve employee relations through attention to diversity and the establishment of ethical corporate behaviors and strong values.
At our portfolio companies, we believe in striking an appropriate balance of power between the CEO and Board of Directors and are committed to a timely and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders. By building better businesses with higher standards, we believe we’re ensuring excellence in daily operations, promoting confidence in the governance systems and ultimately creating lasting value.