2019 GRI Index

Dover's sustainability disclosure is informed by leading sustainability frameworks such as GRI and SASB. We are publishing this GRI Index in order to facilitate transparency and comparability of the sustainability information presented on the website. We are committed to focusing on and making progress against ESG metrics and targets that are material to our business.

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General Disclosures (Core Option)

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-1 Name of the organization Dover Corporation
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services 2020 Company Overview
102-3 Location of headquarters 3005 Highland Parkway Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
102-4 Location of operations 2019 Annual Report Form 10-K (P. 23 - ITEM 2. Properties)
102-5 Ownership and legal form 2019 Annual Report Form 10-K (P. 1)
102-6 Markets served 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.5 - ITEM 1. Business)
About Us
102-7 Scale of the organization 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.5 - ITEM 1. Business)
102-8 Governance structure 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.5 - ITEM 1. Business)
Diversity and Inclusion
102-9 Supply chain 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.11 - Raw materials)
Human rights in the supply chain
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Acquisitions and dispositions are described in 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.9)
102-11 Precautionary principle We are proud of our longstanding commitment to sustainability and we are dedicated to integrating sustainability into our business strategy and operations. We are pursuing sustainability initiatives that support our employees, customers, and communities to ensure our businesses continue to create long-term value for our shareholders. We take precautionary steps to protect the environment as seen in the examples below:
Energy and emissions
Climate Change Risks and Opportunities
Innovation for sustainable products
102-12 External initiatives Public support for UN Declaration of Human Rights in the Human rights in the supply chain webpage
102-13 Membership of associations Dover is not a current member of any industry advocacy organizations

Strategy

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker 2019 Annual Report, P. 3, A Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer
Sustainability: Message from the CEO
102-15 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.16 - ITEM 1A. Risk Factors)
Sustainability overview
Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

Ethics and Integrity

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Our values
Code of Conduct and Ethics
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Whistleblower Communication Guidelines
Dover Ethics Hotline

Governance

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-18 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Corporate Governance Guidelines
Our Governance
Governance and Accountability
2020 Proxy Statement

Stakeholder Engagement

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Materiality Analysis
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements 2019 Annual Report, Form 10-K (P.22)
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Materiality Analysis
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Materiality Analysis
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised ESG Areas of Focus

Reporting Practice

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2019 Form 10-K (P.137 - Exhibit 21)
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Our Sustainability Reporting Approach
ESG Areas of Focus
Materiality Analysis
102-47 List of material topics ESG Areas of Focus
Materiality Analysis. Disclosure for this GRI Index is focused on top two tiers of relative importance according to our materiality analysis.
102-48 Restatements of information No restatements
102-49 Changes in reporting Reporting has expanded to include an ESG webpage with disclosure on 12 material ESG topics after the materiality analyis completed in 2020
102-50 Reporting period Calendar year 2019
102-51 Date of most recent report July 2020
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Adrian Sakowicz
Vice President of Communications
asakowicz@dovercorp.com
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards None. Dover's sustainability website reporting is informed by the GRI framework and other reporting frameworks.
102-55 GRI content index GRI Index
102-56 External assurance Third-party verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Topic Disclosures

Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Climate Change Risks and Opportunities
CDP 2019, C2.2d
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change CDP 2019, C2.3a
Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

Community Engagement and Philanthropy

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Community engagement and philanthropy
201-1 Community investments Community engagement and philanthropy

Data Security and Privacy

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Management Approach Sustainability overview
Data Security and Privacy
418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data We do not report specific complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data due to confidentiality constraints. See our webpage on Data Security and Privacy for information on how we manage this issue.
SASB RT-AE-230a.2 Description of approach to identifying and addressing data security risks in (1) company operations and (2) products Data Security and Privacy

Diversity and Inclusion

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Diversity and Inclusion
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Health and Safety

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Employee Health and Safety
403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system Employee Health and Safety
A recent internal Dover survey found 17 facilities were OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 certified, which represents 16.5% of employees.
403-9 Work-related injuries Employee Health and Safety
In 2019, our TRIR was 1.32 excluding corporate locations and we had a fatality rate of 0. We plan to disclose a global TRIR for 2020 that will include our diverse set of operating companies as well as corporate locations.

Energy and Emissions

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Energy and emissions
CDP 2019 Climate Change response (C0.5)
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Energy and emissions
CDP 2019 Climate Change response (C.8)
302-3 Energy intensity Energy and emissions
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Energy and emissions
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Energy and emissions
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Energy and emissions
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Energy and emissions
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Energy and emissions
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Energy and emissions

Environmental Compliance

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
307 103-1/2/3: Management Approach Sustainability overview
See Human rights in the supply chain webpage for environmental compliance requirements for suppliers
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Our operations are governed by a variety of international, national, state and local environmental laws. We are committed to continued compliance and believe our operations generally are in substantial compliance with these laws. In a few instances, particular plants and businesses have been the subject of administrative and legal proceedings with governmental agencies or private parties relating to the discharge or potential discharge of regulated substances. Where necessary, these matters have been addressed with specific consent orders to achieve compliance. There have been no material effects upon our earnings and competitive position resulting from our compliance with laws or regulations enacted or adopted relating to the protection of the environment. Dover 10-k Other Matters, P. 14.

A recent internal Dover survey found 29 facilities were ISO 14001 certified, which represents ~29% of employees.

Environmentally Responsible Sourcing

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Environmental Sustainability Expectations for Our Suppliers
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Environmental Sustainability Expectations for Our Suppliers: We are committed to creating economic value for our shareholders and customers through sustainable practices that protect the long-term well-being of the environment, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Our suppliers are required to comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards and minimize any adverse impact on the environment. Our suppliers must also endeavor to conserve natural resources, including water and energy, and reduce or eliminate waste and the use of hazardous substances. We intend to report further information on this topic and new supplier environmental screening in 2021-22.

Ethics and Compliance

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Ethics and compliance
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Ethics and compliance
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Ethics and compliance
Code of Conduct and Ethics

Human Rights in the Supply Chain

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Human rights in the supply chain
412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Human rights in the supply chain

Innovation for Sustainable Products

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Innovation for sustainable products
302-5 Reduction in energy requirements of products and services Innovation for sustainable products
US GAAP ASC 730 R&D spend ratio Innovation for sustainable products

Product Quality and Safety

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Product quality and safety (Coming soon)
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories As an industrial machinery company, our customers rely on Dover products every day in some of the most challenging environments where quality and safety means saving lives and preventing environmental contamination. We know that product quality and safety are critical to earning the trust of our customers and society, and we are committed to quality by building safety, security, reliability, and compliance into our products and solutions throughout our business operations.

Across our entire business and operating companies, we focus intensely on quality at the source, which has a straightforward definition: quality is a crucial element of every process and workflow for every person who contributes to production or delivery. Each step in the production process through delivery—and everyone involved—owns a piece of quality. Quality at the source relies on the right raw materials, qualified suppliers, tested and proven processes—and perhaps most importantly, instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility for each person and team involved along the way.

We promote safety both throughout the development and production product phases and in the actual design and end-use of our products. A more thorough discussion of product quality and safety will be disclosed on the Dover sustainability website in the coming year.

Talent Attraction and Development

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Talent Attraction and Development
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Talent Attraction and Development

Water

GRI Standard Disclosure description Company Response Location (Report Section, URL)
103-1
103-2
103-3
Management Approach Sustainability overview
Water
CDP Water Report
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource Water
CDP Water Report
303-2 Management of water discharge-related impacts Water
CDP Water Report
303-3 Water withdrawal Water
303-4 Water discharge CDP Water Report
303-5 Water consumption Water