We Are NI
Meet a few of the people behind our commitment to helping engineers realize their ambitions.
The world is facing a lot of big challenges, from climate change to inequality. Engineering can play a pivotal role in righting these wrongs but only if it reflects the change we hope to see in society.
The next great idea in engineering could lead to a breakthrough that ends a crisis. But great ideas don’t occur in a vacuum. They flourish at inclusive workplaces, amid diverse teammates that are comfortable voicing their unique perspectives. They prosper when everyone has access to quality education and career opportunities. And, at a fundamental level, they grow on a healthy planet that sustains us.
At NI, we know we are part of diverse, interconnected ecosystems—our company, our society, and our planet—that must work together to thrive. When one ecosystem suffers, we all feel the consequences. It’s imperative for us—and for all businesses—to be a leading force for good and add value to the world, year after year.
That’s why we created Engineering Hope, our 2030 Corporate Impact Strategy and vision of a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive world, where diversity is embraced and used to innovate solutions to humanity’s toughest challenges. It puts forth 15 ambitious goals and commitments, which outline how NI will put our company, people, and products to work to make a positive impact on society and our planet over the next decade.
Here’s a preview of our strategy, which is focused on three pillars of impact: changing the faces of engineering, building an equitable and thriving society, and engineering a healthy planet.
Berlin Heart’s EXCOR helps pump blood in children whose hearts cannot function on their own, giving them time to recover or wait for a transplant.
A unique handcycle enables adventurers with mobility impairments to summit Ethiopia’s tallest mountain. Photo credit: Dr. Dave Marshall
Ventec Life Systems’ mobile, lightweight ventilators make life easier for patients with respiratory dysfunction. Photo credit: Ventec Life Systems
Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins talks about closing the gender gap and supporting girls through virtual learning. Photo Credit: Girlstart
We’ll Get There Together
To identify where we can best direct our resources to make the greatest impact on society and the planet, we analyzed our business and surveyed employees, customers, and stakeholders to gauge their priorities. Our strategy and goals reflect the material issues we identified.
Building upon our legacy of community involvement, giving, and volunteering will continue to be a big driver of impact, but we’ll also be evolving our operations and looking for more ways our products can drive transformational change.
No one organization can solve the world’s greatest challenges alone, but we must all do our part. We look forward to partnering with our employees, suppliers, customers, industry, and nongovernmental organizations to Engineer Hope over the next decade.