Since our inception in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond has been dedicated to being a responsible corporate entity in the markets we serve by offering attractive merchandise at competitive prices, supported by superior customer service. In addition to these core principles, the Company has often indicated its commitment to being a positive economic force, a responsible citizen in the communities we serve, and a mindful steward of the resources we consume. We have informed our shareholders and customers of our commitment in prior years' annual reports and proxy statements, in various places on our website and in prior years' corporate responsibility reports. While we are proud of our accomplishments to date, as with everything we do, we are never satisfied. We will continue to strive for improvement.