Mission/Vision/Values

We are Koppers — an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds, as manufactured and delivered by three primary businesses: Performance Chemicals (KPC), Railroad and Utility Products & Services (RUPS), and Carbon Materials & Chemicals (CMC).

Our Mission is to create safe and environmentally responsible solutions that solve our customers’ most important challenges and result in superior performance for shareholders.

Our Vision is to be recognized as the standard bearer for safely delivering customer focused solutions primarily through the development and application of technologies to enhance wood.

Our Values help guide us in managing risk, ensuring accountability to key stakeholders and securing competitive advantage.

  • Accountability
  • Customer Focus
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Simplicity
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency

Our Culture requires that we think, plan, and operate in a culture of Zero Harm, meaning that the company always places the safety and health of its employees, environment and communities first, as driven by our Values.

Koppers supports and adheres to the principles of the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a voluntary industry program that requires members to implement best practices to manage environmental impacts, health, safety and security. In 2016 as part of its Responsible Care® efforts, Koppers incorporated the Process Safety Code and the Product Safety Code — two programs that expanded the company’s demonstrated dedication to a comprehensive safety culture.