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Making a Difference to Our Customers,
Our Communities, and Our Environment.

As a global manufacturer of critical infrastructure and safety products, we have a responsibility to do the right thing. We recognize that sustainability means protecting the planet for future generations.

For over 120 years, Federal Signal has innovated to meet the challenges of the day, and today is no different. We work tirelessly to transform our values into action. It is a total commitment on our part and is part of everything we do.

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For a Complete Perspective on Our Sustainability Initiatives and Achievements, Download Our Sustainability Report.

2023 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT  2022   |   2021   |   2020

Mission and Values

Product Innovation

Environmental Impact

Diversity and Equity

Ethics and Governance

Community Partners

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Sustainability Defines Our Mission and Values

Our values guide us in protecting what we all value. We firmly believe that sustainability is critical when thinking about the future. Whether it be pursuing environmentally sustainable operating practices in our facilities or finding new ways to support the communities where we live, we are steadfast in our commitment to doing what is right. This mission is guided by our core values:

Integrity. Honesty. Equality.

Learn more about our values and the beliefs we embrace as an organization and as individuals.
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Passionate About Product Innovation

We place a high priority on developing new technologies that will enhance our products and services as well as make them more efficient for our customers. Our aim is to reduce the environmental impact of our equipment without ever compromising performance. This includes engineering advancements like plug-in hybrid electric equipment and all-electric vehicles that deliver reduced emissions, lower noise levels, and fuel savings.

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Reducing Our Impact Inside Our Facilities

We are proud of our long-standing commitment to driving our businesses toward more sustainable operations for the environment, and we continue to prioritize improving our manufacturing facilities and reducing resource consumption. Whether it be our facility and process improvement investments, energy and resource assessments, or educational awareness programs, we are consistently working towards delivering on our sustainability commitments.

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Building a Culture of Inclusion

The diverse cultures and viewpoints found at Federal Signal make us stronger as a whole, and we are committed to building a culture of inclusion and celebrating diversity in our workforce. This focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) starts with our leadership team and can be seen in our strategic approach to attracting diverse talent. We work to build enduring relationships with employees, empowering them to serve our customers and communities, as we recognize each person’s unique identity.


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Ethics Embraced by Leadership

Federal Signal is led by a diverse Board of Directors and leadership team that share a commitment to operate sustainably and with a long-term view on environmental stewardship. Our organization’s efforts are reinforced through our policies, training initiatives, and strict adherence to firmly established rules of ethical behavior and oversight.

Check out our Corporate Governance for full details on our policies and oversight approach.


Giving Back to Our Communities

Protecting, building, and strengthening our communities has long been part of our guiding core values. We believe a healthy business begins with healthy communities.

We are proud to actively support and partner with local schools, job training programs, and non-profits to give back and invest in the communities where we live and work.

We also proudly support an annual commitment to matching employee gifts through our “Give Where You Live” program that connects employees to their communities and increases their monetary donations.

Nationwide, Federal Signal also takes part in:

Recognition and Rewards

Service is its own reward, but we are proud of the recognition that Federal Signal has achieved through the hard work of its dedicated team.

Illinois State Historical Society Centennial Award

Presented by the Illinois State Historical Society, the Centennial Award recognizes businesses and non-profits that have operated continuously in the state for 100 years.


As acknowledged by Fortune Magazine, our commitment to quality products and services has placed us among our nation’s fastest growing companies. 


Our commitment to diversity in the workplace is showcased by the number of women in key leadership positions within our company.


Federal Signal was one of the Chicago area’s largest public traded companies. Ranked in the top 20.


Federal Signal received both a Best in Biz Gold Award for “Fastest Growing Company of the Year – Large Companies (1,000+ Employees)” and a Silver Award recognizing Jennifer L. Sherman, President, and CEO, as “Executive of the Year – Large Companies.”


Federal Signal is proud to be the winner of a Chicago Innovation Award.