Local Community Engagement
A tailored approach to each community
As a local employer in each of our communities, we are proud to have strong stakeholder engagement programs in place that allow us to identify and participate in the social development causes that matter most locally.
Accordingly, we have cultivated local social development programs tailored to the specific needs of each of our communities to maximize the impact of our donations. In addition to our sponsorships and financial contributions to various causes, our employees personally invest their time in our local communities by participating in fundraisers and volunteering at events.
Our community outreach and philanthropic philosophy are founded on two core development pillars: education, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and local social development, with a focus on food security.
Our tailored approach allows us to create a meaningful and sustained impact through long-standing partnerships with charities and non-profits serving our communities, such as Southeastern Iowa Community College’s Building the Dream program, JINC in the Netherlands, World Central Kitchen, the Southeast Texas Food Bank, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), and Fertil’s College Students Internship Program.