A Message from Our President & CEO
At Applied Industrial Technologies, we are proud of our rich heritage of nearly 100 years of leadership in industrial distribution, built on a strong foundation of quality brands, innovative solutions, dedicated customer service, sound ethics and a commitment to our Core Values.
As a distributor, we maintain a light carbon footprint. We also support a healthy environment by helping our customers reduce their impact. Where appropriate, we advise customers on energy savings in their operations, including conducting energy audits in critical areas like motors, belting and gearing, and developing innovative fluid power systems that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We also promote product alternatives that are bio-based, non-toxic and / or made from recycled content.
Building on our legacy also means being a responsible corporate citizen by implementing greener practices in our operations, promoting diversity, fostering continuous learning across our organization, and supporting our communities. We understand that self-care, mental health and emotional well-being are integral to associate health, safety and productivity – all are vital topics that have become more pronounced since the onset of COVID-19.
We also know the journey is never complete; therefore, we continue to have an opportunity and responsibility to further develop plans, actions and results that promote fair, honest and ethical practices across our business. Collectively, we recognize our business requirements and social responsibility as we continue to enhance our position as a differentiated industrial distributor and extend our Company’s legacy for many more years to come.
Through our commitment to operational excellence, dedication to partnership, and support for developing the potential of our associates, Applied® is focused on Working Together and Winning Together – generating success for all of our stakeholders.
We invite you to read on and learn more about our business and sustainability activities. Our refreshed 2022 report includes many updates, plus new information that further demonstrates our commitment and determination to ensure that Applied conducts business fairly, honestly and ethically, in every location where we do business.
Neil A. Schrimsher
President & Chief Executive Officer