Overview

Overview

We recognize that further integrating the key principles of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, safety and quality assurance, corporate social responsibility, governance, and diversity, are important to enhancing Trinity's long-term value.
E. Jean Savage
Chief Executive Office
and President
At Trinity, our commitment to ethical business practices, sound governance, and resource stewardship is foundational to our core mission---delivering goods for the good of all. We recognize that further integrating the key principles of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, safety and quality assurance, corporate social responsibility, governance, and diversity, are important to enhancing Trinity’s long-term value.

We take our commitment to reducing our own environmental impact seriously, as we recognize climate change is a challenge facing our business, industry and communities today. We are committed to contributing to a more resource-efficient economy and embedding climate change mitigation into our business strategy to help confront challenges such as energy management, fuel economy and efficiency, and materials sourcing. As a result, we have successfully advanced our sustainability disclosures and efforts, and plan to align with SASB recommended disclosures in 2021 in the following topic areas: Green House Gases (GHG), Air Quality, Employee Health and Safety (EH&S), Competitive Behavior, and Accident and Safety Management.

The health and safety of our employees and communities remains a top priority. As CEO, I am proud of the disciplined risk management practices we have in place, as well as our track record of operational excellence and safety. We actively engage stakeholders across our environmental, health and safety (EHS) initiatives to continually improve processes and performance as we operate our businesses with a goal of zero injuries and incidents. Furthermore, our Safety and Environmental Certification Process aligns with ISO and Responsible Care® standards, which helps us identify and mitigate health and safety risks through operations management, health and safety training, emergency preparedness, performance auditing, program certification, and improvement targets.

We strive to support the communities in which we live and work, leveraging our relationships and partnerships to amplify our impact. Our work – the servicing, manufacture, maintenance, and repair of railcars– is essential to supporting North America’s transportation system and the delivery of food, fuel, medicine and other vital supplies that sustain our communities. Railcars are a sustainable mode of transportation and play an important role in the industrial supply chain by transporting our country’s most important products across the North American continent. I’m proud of the role that our railcars play in lowering the overall environmental footprint of the transportation industry. Complementary to operating our businesses, philanthropy and community involvement are cornerstones of our culture, and Trinity’s U.S. and Mexico charitable campaigns are of local and national significance.

Our strong governance practices support and promote the long-term interests of our stakeholders while strengthening accountability and inspiring trust. We have focused our governance practices to promote best-in-class leadership, diversity, independence and shareholder-aligned incentive practices at the most senior levels. Trinity maintains an independent Chairman to lead our Board of Directors, as well as a strong slate of Directors with proven, independent and diverse executive talent, bearing witness to the broad culture of continuous improvement ingrained within our Company. Additionally, our long-term incentive plan metrics are returns-focused, directly aligning our executives’ interests with those of shareholders. Diversity and inclusion is a core company value, and we continue to be committed to it throughout our organization. As an example, we are proud of the gender diversity we have at the most senior levels of management, including strong female representation on our Board.

Railcars are a sustainable mode of transportation and play an important role in the industrial supply chain by transporting our country’s most important products across the North American continent.

Trinity’s Board of Directors and senior management teams are also committed to Trinity’s continued respect for human rights throughout all our operations. We also strive to attract and retain highly skilled and diverse employees, as well as promote opportunities for professional development. To further enhance transparency on these topics, Trinity looks forward to publishing its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility report in 2021.

At Trinity, we strive to use company resources in ways that positively contribute to the communities in which we live and operate. I am incredibly proud of our people and culture, our strong track record of operational excellence and risk management, and our collective role as stewards of the environment.

Sincerely,
E. Jean Savage
Chief Executive Office and President