The Value of Guiding Principles     
March 27, 2017 
Andersons, Inc. (symbol ANDE), has a unique, faith-driven mission statement. The first sentence reads:
We firmly believe that our Company is a powerful vehicle through which we channel our time, talent, and energy in pursuit of the fundamental goal of serving God by serving others.
The company also posts a comprehensive statement of values that has helped guide it for, literally, decades. It includes a discussion of their beliefs and how they view customers, employees, shareholders and communities.
Below is a link to their mission statement and values. Quite remarkable.

Ideals are the incentive payment of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them 
is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries.  
-Robert Hannegan  
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