Our four foundational principles describe our core beliefs; they are our DNA. They guide our efforts and serve as a perpetual framework for our actions throughout our seven-year plan and beyond. For example, when we negotiate partnerships with others, these principles form the cornerstone of the relationship. When we strike working groups, these principles govern our deliberations and actions. When we evaluate innovative ideas, these pillars act as our benchmark, our measuring stick. So ultimately, if there is any question about the right path forward, these principles are the compass that guides our actions and decisions.