“It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it.” At the heart of this statement, often cited by our leaders and employees, are the Barnes Values which are the cornerstone of the Company and the bedrock upon which Barnes has been built and sustained for 165+ years. Consistent with these Values, we strive to conduct business with the highest ethical standards, always mindful that our Values define who we are and what we stand for, both as employees and as a company.

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Barnes Values


We uphold the highest ethical standards—rooted in openness, transparency and honesty.



We treat each other with respect and dignity—and don’t tolerate any other way. As a global business that spans across cultures, promoting fairness, equality, safety, and diversity is fundamental to how we work together and do business.



We solve complex challenges by bringing together the best minds with diverse backgrounds to build inclusive teams that collaborate and inspire one another. Together we challenge the status quo and reimagine what’s possible.



We empower each other to make positive impacts on our communities, customers and shareholders by being accountable to one another.



We embrace change and break down barriers through the relentless pursuit of next. We continuously challenge ourselves, learn from one another and deepen our expertise as we seek the next generation of solutions for our stakeholders.