Unimin is committed to the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate.
We encourage each of our facilities to spend locally wherever feasible, and we’re proud to report that 18 of our plants locally sourced approximately 80% of their operating and construction-related materials. We approach community investment and local spending with the same long-term perspective that we operate our mining and processing operations. We believe that an investment in our communities is an investment in our future.
Locally formulated Community Action Plans reflect our corporate commitment to support the communities in which we work. Our objective is to support the hundreds of volunteer-driven initiatives that benefit our communities, our local schools, youth sports and scouting programs, veterans and service associations, and health and safety agencies.
Highlight Story: Unimin funds Junior Achievement programs at four elementary schools in Peterborough County
Unimin’s recent donation to Junior Achievement (JA) Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka will help provide financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs to four schools – St. Paul’s Norwood, Norwood Public School, Apsley Central Public School and Havelock-Belmont Public School.
The volunteer-delivered program will teach the impact of small businesses, budgeting, saving, the real cost of living, the reality of life after high school, the importance of mapping out a career path and getting the proper education and training to achieve goals and more.
“Financial literacy is all-important,” JA board chairman Paul Ayotte said. “We have to prepare our young people to live in this new economy,” he said, thanking Unimin. “You’re helping make a difference.”
The company will be a key partner to JA as it works diligently to solicit resources to meet the rise of the demand for programs requested by schools ranging from elementary, intermediate and secondary.
“The JA programs will help produce life-long learners,” said Apsley Central principal Karen Brohart . “This fits beautifully into our curriculum … we are proud to have a community partner like Unimin.”
Mayor Ron Gerow called Unimin the “pride and joy” of the township, adding that it is once again stepping up to the plate as it has many times before. “I want everyone to know that Unimin is one of the best corporate citizens in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen.”