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Sustainability Highlights

2023 Sustainability Highlights

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint

  • ~30% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions through 2023, compared with a 2021 baseline
  • 65% of our total electricity spend was on green electricity
  • Completed 10+ solar projects, with 20+ projects in the due diligence phase
  • 25% increase in recyclable waste


Innovating for a Cleaner Environment

  • ~31% of ITW’s revenue came from clean-tech products, up from 22% in 2017
  • ~19,600 granted and pending patents through 2023
  • Clean-tech product examples include automotive OEM lightweighting, energy/water conservation in food equipment and emissions reductions in welding

Cultivating An Inclusive Workplace

  • 87% of colleagues* recommend ITW as a great place to work
  • 2,000+ global managers and supervisors participated in ITW’s Inclusive Leader training
  • 1,900+ colleagues on hiring and interview teams participated in ITW’s Inclusive Recruiting training
  • 6,000+ colleagues actively engaged in events across 7 Employee Resource Groups with 55 global chapters

Harnessing the Power of Diversity

  • 29% women (global) and 20% people of color (U.S. only) among our top 1,000 leaders
  • 42% overall Board diversity**
    • 25% gender diversity
    • 17% racial/ethnic diversity

Investing in Our Communities

  • $22+ million in total philanthropic giving
  • 5-year, $2.5 million investment in the Austin/Belmont-Cragin neighborhood in Chicago
  • $40+ million multi-year investment in buildings and property acquisition, capital improvements and workforce development to add manufacturing jobs in the Austin/Belmont-Cragin neighborhood
  • ~$200 million spent with diverse suppliers

* Based on the McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace Study survey, which ITW distributed to more than 6,100 U.S. professional colleagues to better understand their ITW experiences

** Data as of March 1, 2024

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