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GE Mission Statement & Values

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Our purpose

We rise to the challenge of building a world that works.

GE's leadership

GE’s people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for its customers. Our leadership team and the Board are committed to this mission.

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For more than 130 years, GE has invented the future of industry.

GE has pioneered technologies that have spurred world-transforming changes and improved the lives of billions

Environmental, social, and governance

GE brings to market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure. We work with the highest integrity, compliance culture and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of our technology and environmental footprint.​

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We’re continuing to do all we can to support our customers and employees during this unprecedented time. We’re deeply proud of GE employees around the world rising to the challenge.

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Frequently asked questions

What is GE?
The General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational company. For more than 130 years, GE has invented the future of industry. Today, GE is best known for its work in the Power, Renewable Energy, and Aerospace industries.
What does "GE" stand for?
GE stands for General Electric. The General Electric Company was founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1889. The logo for GE is known as the monogram. It has existed since the Edison era of the 1890s and remains largely unchanged for 125 years.
What is GE's mission/purpose statement?
GE's newly defined Purpose is “We rise to the challenge of building a world that works.”
What are GE's values?
The GE Leadership Behaviors – Act with Humility, Lead with Transparency, and Deliver with Focus – are an essential part of our Lean culture transformation, reflecting how we each aim to act to drive progress.
What industries does GE operate in?
GE has long been a leader in Power, Renewable Energy and Aerospace. Today, GE also leads in delivering solutions across Additive Manufacturing, materials science and data analytics.