Broadly, our community outreach embraces these areas: the health and education of children, including encouraging the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; support for efforts to raise funds for cancer research and other therapies; donations towards relief from food poverty and disaster/emergency rescue; and assistance to preserve the natural environment.
There’s a range of issues our employees care about and which drive them to make a difference through volunteering time or finding sponsors for fund-raising events. The company further motivates these employees – individuals and groups – by granting matched funding and, in some cases, a day’s leave of absence to help concentrate effort. Invariably, the hope is that relationships fostered by social responsibility become more than a one-off event: that they flourish into something longer lasting. There’s always more we could do.