Every company needs a compass. At Laird Norton Company, we rely on a set of fundamental principles to guide our business through the next generation and beyond.


We act in a responsible, fair, transparent, legal, and ethical manner at all times.

Long-Term Value

We create value for current and future generations by remaining financially prudent and adaptive to new opportunities and changes in strategy.


We cultivate productive partnerships and achieve new goals through effective communication, collaboration and teamwork. By working together, everyone achieves more.

Strong Governance

We routinely evaluate and refine our corporate governance structure to address the needs of both our shareholders and our businesses.


Our communities give us more than a sense of place, they give a sense of purpose. We’re committed to developing the areas in which we live and work through charity, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Read More


As a seventh generation company, we understand that the long-term well-being of our family, employees and investments depends on our commitment to a sustainable environment. We believe it is our responsibility to conduct business in a way that protects and improves the state of the environment for future generations.


Fewer than one in ten family businesses last past the third generation. Laird Norton Company is currently in its seventh generation of family ownership, an accomplishment that reflects LNC’s commitment to its core values.