We take great pride in our community relations, and value the constructive exchange that exists between our company, our neighbors and our many local stakeholders.
Locally formulated community action plans reflect that pride, and our genuine desire to be an involved community member. These plans can include financial participation, sponsorship and volunteer service to benefit school, scouting and sports programs, public safety, fire prevention and conservation initiatives.
We also recognize that the economic viability of our communities is a critical foundation stone of our sustainable performance. We encourage our plants to spend locally and source as much as 80% of our operating consumables from local vendors. The multiplier effect of our expenditures cascades through local contractor, business and service industries to benefit all who live in the community.