Guiding Principles

PRINCIPLES

The Heritage Group harmonizes and drives value across our broad range of operating companies. By investing thoughtfully and purposefully in shared knowledge, culture and resources, we stand stronger together—guided by the following core principles

ONE HERITAGE

We are many companies but one corporate family. Our culture honors and celebrates shared values embodied in diverse businesses, enlightened by nearly 100 years of dedicated service to our customers.

WORLD CLASS TEAM/WORLD CLASS SCIENCE

We recruit, develop and reward the most capable people in the world—and then challenge them to innovate the most sophisticated solutions on the planet. Both personally and technically, we aspire to honesty, imagination, humility, and entrepreneurial spirit.

RIGHT TOUCH

We expect and encourage our businesses to thrive independently while embracing the power of One Heritage. Heritage company leaders earn autonomous influence over their operations, but also benefit from our collective resources.

AMPLIFIED VALUE

The Heritage Group unlocks value at the intersections of our operating companies and realizes new opportunity from our shared areas of expertise. The One Heritage concept creates vision and possibility beyond the capacity of individual operating companies.

MUTUAL TRUST

We balance accountability and risk while continually betting on our people. Great outcomes are celebrated alongside righteous failures; whatever the result, we learn and move forward together.

INTEGRITY ALWAYS

Our success has been built through generations of uncompromising devotion to doing the right thing for our customers, partners, employees and community: “Do it right or not at all”

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

Our standards for operational excellence span the entire organization: our companies learn from each other, share best practices, and leverage the scale and reach of The Heritage Group.

LIVE SAFETY

Safety in all we do is nonnegotiable. Our top operational priority is always to conduct business in ways that reflect the best interests of our employees and the environment.