Brady Corporation Launches Inaugural Sustainability Report

Brady Corporation Launches Inaugural Sustainability Report

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) , a world leader in identification solutions, has launched its inaugural sustainability report, a comprehensive overview of the company's sustainability strategy, accomplishments, and future plans. Entitled "Protecting Our Future," the report focuses on Brady's three pillars of sustainability: Sustainable Company, Sustainable Customers, and Sustainable Communities, and highlights progress made in these areas in calendar year 2011. The report is now available online at

"Looking for ways to continually improve in general, or more specifically by reducing the Company's environmental footprint, increasing employee safety and contributing to the communities where Brady team members live and work, have been a part of Brady's business for years. However this report reflects a more coordinated effort to promote sustainability," said Steve Hasbrook, Brady director of sustainability. "The report is designed to provide information to key stakeholders such as large customers and the socially responsible investment sector. It also serves other targeted stakeholders such as our employees, prospective employees, industry associations, governments, suppliers and local communities."

Brady's sustainability report complies with the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) application level "C" framework, the industry standard for sustainability reporting. This level also indicates that the report is self-audited. In preparing the report, Brady partnered with global sustainability consulting firm PE International.

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Brady's products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2012 employed approximately 6,900 people at operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Brady's fiscal 2012 sales were approximately $1.32 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

Brady Corporation
Carole Herbstreit, 414-438-6882 or
Steve Hasbrook, 414-228-3258

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