Through financial support and team member volunteerism, Grainger’s spirit of service comes to life in the many communities where team members live and work around the globe.
Below are some highlights from 2015.
Acklands–Grainger team members continued to support the United Way in 2015 through financial contributions as well as participation in the United Way Dragon Boat Festival and several United Way Day of Caring volunteer activities. Since 2000, Acklands–Grainger team members and the company have donated more than CAN$2.9M to United Way Canada.
In 2015, Acklands–Grainger also participated in the British Columbia Easter Seals Camp Challenge to support camps for disabled children and contributed to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Planat program, an online platform with information on the accessibility of public venues.
Grainger China participated in World Autism Day in 2015 by distributing blue ribbons to employees to help raise awareness of autism. The team also provided donations for school kids and their families in poverty-stricken areas of the country.
In April, Grainger team members in China helped mark Earth Day by organizing on-site battery recycling and medication disposal to encourage sustainable practices.