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Smiths has been pioneering progress for more than 170 years. This pioneering spirit continues to drive us today, underpinned by our powerful culture.

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Improving our world

We are united by our purpose to improve our world. It is what we do, how we think, and how we will continue to use our passion for technology and engineering to tackle our customers’ biggest challenges today and in the future.

Our culture inspires and empowers our people continually to seek new ideas and to execute them with passion and commitment.

Three global megatrends are shaping our world view

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Decarbonising our world

The need to mitigate climate change and deliver secure and affordable power is driving a fundamental revolution in energy use, energy sources and energy delivery.

Nearly 80% of all carbon dioxide injected underground uses John Crane sealing technologies. 

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Making the world a safer place

Persistent and evolving threats are driving security needs in a range of sectors to keep people and assets safe.

Smiths Detection technology is deployed in >90% of the world’s top 100 airports. 

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Enhancing data transmission

Demand for data is continually increasing as the world becomes more connected and computing power expands. Faster data transmission, greater bandwidth and augmented processing power are required across many sectors.

Smiths Interconnect technology is used in three-quarters of all geo-stationary satellites launched in the US and Europe.

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Our values and 
leadership behaviours

Our values are the things that are important to us as an organisation. We live them every day, in each action and decision that we take.

Our Smiths leadership behaviours take our values to the next level. They describe the behaviours needed for the company to be dynamic, inclusive and focused on delivering results.

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Smiths Leadership Behaviours

Takes accountability
& ownership

Delivers results
at pace

Leads inclusively
& empowers

Develops self
& others

Smiths Values

Sets vision
to inspire

for impact

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Actively takes accountability, follows through on commitments and empowers others to own their outcomes

Takes an agile, focused and resilient approach that delivers excellent outcomes to meet customer/stakeholder expectations

Champions inclusion at every opportunity. Creates the environment where others can contribute and thrive, building trust and nurturing empowerment

Visibly commits to their personal development and encourages the development of others to reach their full potential

Embodies and promotes Smiths Values:
Integrity, Respect, Ownership, Customer Focus and Passion, using these to guide all actions

Collaborates to uncover future growth opportunities for Smiths. Shares this in a way that inspires and energises colleagues to take action

Committed to continuous improvement, takes opportunities to the market that differentiate Smiths and delivers sustainable value for all our stakeholders

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Code of Business Ethics

The Smiths Code outlines the standards of behaviour to which we all commit. It is a practical guide to what ‘doing the right thing’ looks like when conducting business and relationships legally, ethically and with integrity.

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Smiths Excellence System 

SES drives stronger execution and continuous improvement across all our priorities. It is central to how we solve problems and deliver results. It is a common approach for innovation, execution and continuous improvement based on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles and enables us to effectively determine, accelerate and deliver critical operational and functional projects that make us more efficient, faster to market and more responsive to customer needs.

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