W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, technology-driven enterprise focused on discovery and product innovation. Gore has served a variety of global markets for more than 50 years, providing our customers with high-value products that enhance the quality of life. Gore is known worldwide for our innovative culture as well as our fundamental understanding of expanded fluoropolymers, which the company pioneered with Bob Gore’s discovery of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. We believe Gore’s success is a direct result of the strong values embedded in our company’s culture. This culture is built on a deeply held belief in associates and in the innate drive of each person to reach his or her full potential. We are committed to fostering a safe and healthy workplace where all associates can develop their talents, enjoy their work, and responsibly direct their own activities. As Gore associates, we take great pride in being part of a strong global enterprise and in the broad contributions we make to society. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers through our innovative, reliable products and to improving the communities in which we work and live. We are committed to achieving a positive economic impact while being environmentally responsible and to taking a holistic approach that considers the short- and long-term implications of our decisions and the prosperity of future generations.