2020 was a challenging year for so many. Lubrizol, as a global company with a team of 8,800 dedicated employees, stepped up to help our fellow citizens and the planet. In a year where many companies paused the pace of innovation, we launched many new products that deliver impactful benefits to our customers and do so responsibly. We also made significant progress on our ambitious mission to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better.
We entered 2021 a stronger company with great potential to do more. We are hopeful for brighter days ahead as vaccines roll out, and remain vigilant in our focus on health and hygiene and helping to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
We, like all of you, look forward to coming together to collaborate in person. Yet whatever the future brings, we are dedicated to fully utilizing the great potential of our company to positively impact a recovering world. We invite you to reach out with your challenges so we can help you bring solutions to market quickly.