Nordson Corporation

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Corporate Responsibility

Managing our economic, environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts enhances our ability to continue creating and delivering positive results over the long term.

A message from our CEO

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

Michael F. Hilton Nordson President and CEOOn behalf of Nordson Corporation, I am proud to share with you our inaugural corporate responsibility report. Since Nordson’s founding in 1954, we have held fast to Our Values of Integrity, Respect for People, Customer Passion, Excellence and Energy. This report is a reflection of these values and our enduring commitment to grow and produce wealth for our stakeholders. Managing our economic, environmental, social and governance impacts enhances our ability to continue creating and delivering positive results over the long term.

We recognize the importance of transparency with our stakeholders, and we strive to demonstrate how we live our values every day. We understand that trust is earned over time by consistently doing the right thing. We believe Nordson is a company worthy of your trust.  


Nordson’s success is built on growing organically and through strategic acquisitions, as well as by continuing to enhance our operations and capabilities. Leveraging sustainable business practices is core to these efforts. As a means to ensure your ongoing trust in us, we have the opportunity to leverage deeper transparency around these practices.


To this end, in late 2016 and early 2017, we conducted a materiality assessment to determine our most important economic, environmental, social and governance topics based upon the greatest impacts, opportunities and risks for Nordson. This process included internal and external stakeholder feedback and best practice research into the items stakeholders deemed relevant and important. The results reinforced the critical importance of focus areas we have been working on for many years, which include:

Developing innovative products
Managing our supply chain
Sharing and integrating best practices within our current systems to ensure excellence across our operations
Managing and developing our people
Giving back to the community
Managing our environmental impact

We intend to more deeply integrate these priorities into our Five Year Strategic Plan which will enable us to accelerate organic growth, add key acquisitions, further optimize our operations and enhance and expand organizational capability. Our strategic plan both enhances our financial value creation and aligns with our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen.

This report is another step in our journey. We will continue to evaluate and enhance our strategy and related action steps on our material priorities. Going forward, we commit to annually disclose our corporate responsibility initiatives and demonstrate how these efforts contribute to our value as a company. 

On behalf of our entire team, thank you for taking the time to learn more about Nordson and understand our vision of responsibility and sustainability.  

Sincerely,

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Michael F. Hilton
President and Chief Executive Officer