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For over 75 years, we’ve been doing what’s right by conserving resources to create a better world. We make a positive impact on all sorts of industries and in all sorts of ways by focusing on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.
A Message from Our President & CEO
Stephen G. Kaniewski
At Valmont®, our enduring commitment to creating vital infrastructure and advancing agricultural productivity uniquely positions our company to meet the increasing demands of an ever-changing world. It has always been in our DNA to do what’s right by preserving natural resources and creating a better world for all. And just like in the past, we remain focused on Conserving Resources. Improving Life.®
In the past year, we’ve made remarkable strides to minimize our environmental impact, while also creating increasingly efficient and sustainable solutions for our customers. It’s worth noting that these achievements were accomplished during another year of COVID-19-related disruptions. The health and safety of employees is among our highest priorities, and I’m proud to say our teams successfully navigated another year of the pandemic with our core values guiding the way.
Over the last year, we continued to assess the environmental footprint of our manufacturing facilities, developed additional programs and goals to address opportunities, supported a culture that embraces inclusion and diversity, and invested in sustainable solutions and technology that will positively impact the future of our stakeholders. Collectively, I believe these actions reinforce our place as a leading provider for sustainable infrastructure and agriculture solutions.
Looking ahead, my personal focus is inviting others to join our journey, and I’m excited to see how our next 75 years will contribute to a more sustainable world.
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Signing on for Sustainability and Food Security
The recently signed Agreement on Investments with the Government of Kazakhstan provides for the construction of a plant in Kazakhstan to manufacture Valley pivots, with an annual production capacity of at least 1,000 center pivot and linear irrigation machines. Valmont and Kusto have registered their Joint Venture with the Astana International Financial Centre in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Askar Mamin
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
“We are excited to collaborate with the recognized global leader in mechanized irrigation. We welcome Valley Irrigation’s world-class technology and production capability to Kazakhstan. This project will be an advantage to local farmers by helping them produce greater yields with less water and energy, as well as bringing increased food security to the region overall.”
Conserving Resources Matters at Valmont

Even though we’ve been focused on sustainability one way or another since the very beginning, our current business strategy fully embraces ESG values. Impacting the planet in positive ways has been a part of who we are for more than 75 years. By conserving resources, we improve life and add value for people all over the globe.

Empowering the World’s Most Important Resource: People
Acting Locally and Globally to Make an Impact
Valmont strives to positively impact the lives of people every day. This goal is part of our daily work, but extends beyond that. Similar to the way our products empower communities and bring people together, we acknowledge our corporate responsibility to promote charity, equality, diversity and safety.
Inclusion and Diversity: None of us is as strong as all of us
At Valmont, we celebrate diversity and individuality in a spirit of inclusion and support. We value differing perspectives and see inclusion and diversity (I&D) not only as an element of corporate responsibility, but as a key driver of innovation—finding new and better ways to grow our business worldwide.

We have set an I&D goal of a 50% increase in people of color representation within our workforce by 2025 and double by 2030.

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Human Capital Strategy
Valmont has taken a more strategic and global view of human capital. Our goal is to nurture diversity of thought and become a destination for world-class talent across all demographics. One important driver fostering diverse and unique points of view across our enterprise is Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Current ERGs
  • The Women's Leadership Council
  • Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA)
  • Indian-American Leadership Council
ERGs Launching in 2021
  • Valmont YP
  • LGBTQ+
  • African-American Leadership Council

     

Our People. Our Priority.
Nothing is More Important to Us
We’re 11,000 employees strong, doing work that truly matters. To protect our workforce, we foster a caring culture. By offering attractive benefits, safety, career development and equitable pay, we support the physical, emotional and financial health of our people. We’re proud to contribute to their well-being.
All Are Welcome Here
At Valmont, we celebrate diversity with a spirit of inclusion and support. We value differing perspectives and see diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as necessary components of the innovation that makes the world — and our business — move forward. We’ve committed to increasing the people of color (POC) within Valmont by 50% by 2025 and doubling it by 2030.

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Building a Workforce that Reflects our Global Footprint
Creating a more diverse workplace requires both strategy and action. In 2021, we accelerated our journey toward achieving an internal ecosystem built on increasingly diverse thought to become a preferred destination for world-class talent across all demographics.
One important driver fostering unique points of view across our company is Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs not only strengthen our culture and give people support, they also help serve as a key component of our talent acquisition strategy.
Current ERGs
  • The Women's Leadership Council
  • Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA)
  • INDUS
 
  • Young Professionals
  • PRIDE
  • African-American Leadership Council (AANT)
  • Salute Veterans Group
Putting Back More Than We Take
We use natural resources — raw materials, energy and water — as efficiently as possible. We’re working to fully quantify and reduce the emissions, discharges and wastes our operations generate, complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Find out how.
Carbon Intensity
10
%
reduction in carbon emissions per million in revenue. Reduction from 78.1 CO2 MT/$M revenue to 70.6.
Energy Reduction
12
%
additional reduction in normalized electricity usage. Overall reduction from 67.8 MWh/$M revenue to 56.9.
Combustion Fuel Reduction
19
%
reduction in global combustion of fuel. Reduction in Scope 1 mobile source emissions from 7.8 CO2 MT/$M revenue to 6.3.
Water Standard
100
%
Valmont global manufacturing facilities to adopt low-flow water fixtures for nonproduction areas.
Valmont Green Teams
We center our sustainability program on more than 80 Green Teams around the world. These cross-functional teams monitor energy and resource use at their sites, then develop and implement conservation efforts to improve performance. Our corporate sustainability team reviews and verifies the best ideas, then communicates them across Valmont. This grass roots approach to sustainability reflects our dedication to employee engagement and results, as shown below:
Green Teams Going for the Gold
Eighty-five cross-functional teams monitor energy and resource use at their individual locations to improve conservation performance. This grassroots approach to sustainability reflects our commitment to employee engagement and results.
Yerkin Tatishev
Kusto Group Chairman
“This partnership will enable Kazakhstan to unlock its enormous agricultural potential. Valley brings more than 75 years of experience that will help our farmers and growers create sustainable incomes, create new jobs and fulfill the goal of helping Kazakhstan become a global food provider to the world.”
Ruslan Dalenov
Former Minister of National Economy
“This agreement will stimulate further development of the agricultural industry in Kazakhstan, as well as enhance our food security. I am sure close cooperation with companies like Valley and Kusto will have a positive effect on our economy.”
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