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Cooper's E.S.G. Journey

Our Journey of Environmental Improvements & Social Responsibility Began Long Ago!
OVERVIEW

Environmental, Social &
Corporate Governance

Since Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper) created its first low-emissions product in the mid-1970s, we have been on a journey of environmental improvements and social responsibility. We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to improve and add to our emissions products. Today, our suite of engine and compressor upgrade products not only target combustion emissions but also greenhouse gases, fugitive compressor emissions, and heavy metals.

In the early 1980s, Cooper voluntarily took the lead on environmental clean-up of the local landfill where many industrial companies had placed industrial waste for decades. That kind of ahead-of-the-game thinking has always been a hallmark of Cooper. Today, Cooper is the leader in products that enable customers in the gas compression and power generation industries to reduce greenhouse gases and nitrous oxides to well below legislated standards. In 2011, Cooper became the first large engine manufacturer to achieve a 0.5 gram/bhp-hr NOx upgrade solution when we upgraded a 10W-330 Cooper-Bessemer integral engine in upstate New York. The installation consisted of a turbocharger retrofit, HyperFuelTM, HyperBalanceTM, Jet Cells, C3 heads and an ePCC system.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an E.S.G. roadmap, Cooper continuously looks to improve in all areas of E.S.G.

Sustainability

Sustainability has always been at the core of our operations. We believe that our technology enables our customers to reduce their carbon footprint, minimize environmental and safety risks and enhance operational efficiency. Our reciprocating engine and compressor upgrade programs and packages enable the customer to reduce the pollution output of their existing equipment. But, more importantly, it eliminates the extremely costly and environmentally unfriendly process of horsepower replacement.

We believe technological innovations in gas engines and compressors are key to improving energy efficiency. Our products and services help make access to clean energy more reliable and affordable. By doing so, we improve the standard of living for all, and stimulate economic growth, improving health and creating employment opportunities around the world.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
  1. No Poverty – Cooper pays fair wages to employees in every part of the world. Those wages help stimulate economic development in their communities.
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being – Cooper has healthcare options available to every employee, and tobacco use is not allowed at any Cooper facility. Our Houston facility has an exercise gym. Working Advantage – is a program to purchase things, like health and wellness products at a discounted price.
  4. Quality Education – Our employee education program makes it possible for employees to go to school and improve their skills.
  5. Gender Equality – We actively encourage women to apply for open positions.
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation – Cooper is very careful about the management of water disposal from manufacturing processes
  7. Affordable Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

Corporate REsponsibility framework

Cooper’s responsibility is simple: we take an active role in caring about our environment and people everywhere, and we operate with transparency and integrity in all we do.

Environment. We make a conscious effort to minimize our environmental impact with continuous improvements, and our products and services help our customers make meaningful improvements in their environmental efforts.

Social. Every person deserves respect and the opportunity to go home to their loved ones safely at the end of each day. We embrace diversity, and safety is central to everything we do.
Governance. Of course, we obey the laws in every country where we operate and help our customers to comply with local regulations, but it’s more than that. We only tolerate the highest integrity behavior, and we hold our partners to the same standard.

E.S.G. at Cooper

Helping Our Customers with their journey