Sustainability is a cornerstone of DMC's success, and is an outcome of our efforts to develop innovative, safe and efficient products for our markets. Sustainability guides our approach to business opportunities and operational risk and drives our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of raw materials. Its influence is evident in our consistent improvements in operational efficiency and our exceptional employee safety record. Our commitment to sustainability is important in attracting and retaining top talent, and improving the productivity and effectiveness of our workforce. Our focus on sustainability strengthens our relationships with the communities in which we operate, and supports our approach to long-term value creation for our stakeholders.
Sustainability also is a priority to our customers, who use our innovative technologies and products to improve the safety and efficiency of their businesses, and to mitigate the environmental impact of their operations.