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social Governance

Cooper wins with its people, and people must be at the center of all we do. We actively care about the health, safety, and well-being of every person we touch – something that must never be compromised. Our programs aim to care for our employees and partners, while our culture values diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity. We also aim to contribute to the strength of our social communities through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

core values in social governance

Cooper’s core values are the deeply rooted principles which guide our company’s actions. It forms the foundation on which we perform our work and conduct our business.

We look out for the safety and welfare of ourselves and others with courage and compassion. We support each other and work as a team.

We acknowledge mistakes honestly and without defensiveness, learn from them, and rectify them promptly. We point out issues and provide solutions, and seek to identify root causes.

We act with a sense of urgency and as custodians of the business. We have an obligation to pursue excellence, and to act in ways that service our customers furthering our goals.

We earn the customer’s business by delivering exceptional service, not through entitlement. We value data and make data-driven decisions.

2022 Sustainability Report

This report summarizes our collective efforts to build a world-class Sustainability program that promotes Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) best practices. Through innovative products and services, we are making major contributions to reducing our industry’s environmental impact. Read the report to find out how Cooper is doing the most good for the most people.


We do not discriminate on the basis of our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Cooper Machinery Services’ diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited to — our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

International Women’s Day March 8, 2023

On March 8th, Cooper held its 2nd annual International Women’s Day event at corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas. The open panel discussion, focused on gender equity, included female leaders from across the industry and female Cooper employees. Panelists and speakers for the in-person event included:

Kim Richardson, Kinder Morgan, Inc
  Vice President, Procurement

Erin Toomey, Foley & Lardner LLP – Partner

Arquella Hargrove, Alchemy Consulting Group – Chief Culture Officer

CEO Pledge for Diversity, inclusion,
and Performance

Critical to the success of Cooper is bringing together employees with diverse opinions, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives and ensuring an inclusive environment which embraces these differences. To do this, we need to address relevant concerns and needs for our diverse employees and to increase equity at every level of our organization.

As CEO, to ensure Cooper is taking steps to further diversity, inclusion, and performance within the organizations, I pledge to:

empowering our employees

We believe that empowered employees are more loyal and committed and deliver better safety and customer service, so we give our people the tools and resources they need to successfully manage their projects and drive their own careers. Cooper offers on-the-job learning and training for both hard and soft skills.

We make every effort to offer equality of opportunity and hire the most highly skilled and qualified people for our open positions. Anything less, and our safety and performance for the customer is compromised.

Every employee has stop-work authority; if anyone sees any reason that a situation might not be safe, they have authority to stop the work until the risk is addressed.

anti-harassment policy

Cooper Machinery Services prohibits harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and unequal treatment of individuals based on but not limited to age, race, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran, marital status, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

non-discrimination & employment practices

Cooper bases employment decisions on talent, job qualifications and merit which include education, experience, communication skills, ability, and job performance. As an equal opportunity employer, employment decisions should also be made without considering a person’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristic protected by law. Cooper prohibits harassment of any kind, and we respect human rights everywhere we work.

Supporting our communities & socials

Cooper is a proud partner of the PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope, an organization providing a safe space and support for veterans returning from war with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress.

Other Causes Supported

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Helping Our Customers with their journey

Cooper is a proud partner of the PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope, an organization providing a safe space and support for veterans returning from war with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress. In early 2022, Cooper named Camp Hope as its “charity of choice” and will conduct company-wide fundraising campaigns and service activities on their behalf.