Through hands-on service, focused generosity and the continuous pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions, we work to build communities that are healthier and have a more promising future. We recognize the importance of nurturing our values with each and every Valvoline employee, customer and supplier associated. Only through a collective and all-embracing approach can we achieve the significant impact we strive to accomplish.
Through employee volunteerism and financial support, we assist various community agencies to accomplish their missions. In the United States, our primary support for health and human services initiatives is generated through Valvoline’s annual employee giving campaign. We match 50 cents of every dollar an employee contributes to a qualifying charity.
Organizations that benefit from our campaign include the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Community Health Charities, Earth Share, Feeding America, Global Impact, Habitat for Humanity and United Way. More than $282,000 was raised through our 2016 giving campaign. Over the past five years, Valvoline has contributed nearly $1 million dollars to worthy causes.
Outside the U.S., our facilities work with numerous health and human services organizations to address critical needs. At each of our locations around the world, Valvoline employees are eager to volunteer and help those in need.
Greater healthcare for truck drivers, mechanics and their families – key customer groups in India – is now a reality due to a successful initiative by Valvoline and our joint venture partner Cummins. The first Valvoline Cummins Muskaan Clinic, was opened in Kanpur city in northern India in April 2015. The clinic is equipped with the medical infrastructure and a satellite clinic.
"The initiative received the wholehearted support and patronage of hundreds of fleet workers and their families, who until then didn't have even basic medical help," said Sandeep Kalia, CEO of the Valvoline Cummins India joint venture. Spurred by this success, two additional clinics are projected to be operational by the end of 2017. Thus, bringing our clinic total to three. Combined, the facilities will serve as estimated 120,000 people per year.
Since 2002, we have contributed $270,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Bluegrass, and helped to build 13 homes and served 10 families with home repairs in our home base, Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, our employees have volunteered more than 5,000 hours, which equates to $120,000. For the past eight years, Valvoline and Lubricantes Internacionales de Guatemala, Central America, have supported Habitat for Humanity’s development project, Humanity Guatemala. Needed funds are raised through their support of a golf tournament.
One way we protect the environment is by teaching the next generation of community builders how our waterways affect quality of life. Over each of the past four years, we have provided support to the Ohio River Foundation’s River Explorer Program. The program—through which area students take field trips to local creeks, streams and rivers to study ecology—has expanded from fewer than a hundred participants to more than 900 over the past two years. Our team members volunteer to help, we contribute donations in support, and members of our executive team serve as advisors to the organization.
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