Operating as a responsible corporate citizen has always been ingrained in our culture, and this past year accentuated the importance of supporting our people and our communities. We have focused on the safety and wellbeing of our teammates throughout transitions to working remotely and back to the office. Our legacy of giving back took on a new form through virtual volunteering and donations to communities and causes that truly make a difference.
We are proud of our teammates for their resilience and contributions to furthering our sustainability goals. We are taking steps to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations by reducing energy and emissions while increasing recycling opportunities across the globe.
Every day we strive to protect our people and the environment on our continued sustainability journey.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
GPC is a global Company with a rich blend of people, products and services coming together to make a difference in the lives of customers all over the world. More than ever before, we rely on the skills of our talented and diverse workforce as we pursue our growth objectives, expand our offerings and reach our sustainability goals.
At GPC, we recognize that our global operational footprint comes with tremendous responsibility and opportunity to make a difference. We are constantly striving to find new ways to conduct business in a manner that protects the environment, conserves natural resources, and complies with the laws and regulations that protect our planet.
As the world continues to battle and recover through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing our part to help those not only impacted by this pandemic but also those community-based organizations with their boots on the ground. We continue to maximize our impact through ongoing awareness education, fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
The Board of Directors is committed to sound corporate governance. The Board of Directors exercises oversight of the Company to ensure that it is well-run and focused on delivering sustainable long-term value—value that ultimately benefits our shareholders and other stakeholders.