Caption: Cummins employees in South Africa, working in collaboration with employees from Komatsu, engaged with a local day care center. The Cummins employees knitted squares and joined them into blankets and Komatsu donated food supplies.
Although the EEEC program provides employees at least four hours of work time annually to devote to community improvement, many invest much more than that. Corporate Responsibility has been a core value at Cummins since the company was founded in 1919. In 2016, more than 50,000 employees, joint venture employees and contractors honored that value by engaging in community projects.
“Achieving 70 percent participation is fabulous,” said Mary Chandler, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and CEO of the Cummins Foundation. “We all lead such busy lives, balancing things at work and at home. And yet, year after year, our dedicated and inspired employees go the extra mile to help people in our communities solve problems. I’m so proud to be a part of this company and stand next to so many great employees at our community events.”
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Employees around the world engaged in many big and small ways – reading to kids, donating books for libraries, working on science, technology, engineering and math programs; crafting innovative water projects and feeding the hungry.
In TEC: Technical Education for Communities, Cummins worked in 18 schools around the world in a comprehensive program to help disadvantaged youth gain the technical skills needed to get good jobs. The company’s Environmental Challenge program continues to capture the interest and innovation of Cummins’ employees to tackle community environmental problems.
Some Cummins teams were able to get all employees engaged. All employees in India, for example, participated while China reported a 95 percent participation rate for its more than 9,200 employees. The company’s nearly 900 employees in Southeast Asia, meanwhile, reported a 93 percent participation rate in 2016.
“While our participation rates are exciting, what’s most important is how steadfast and committed we are as a company to the people of our communities,” Chandler said. “Community involvement is as ingrained in the culture and heart of Cummins as the color red.”
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