For Walker Industries and our employees, giving back to the communities in which we live and work has been a strong corporate value from the beginning, more than 125 years ago. We are committed to building and nourishing strong relationships within our communities and supporting their needs by producing learning opportunities contributing to charitable efforts as well as contributing to efforts that are important to our employees. We keep money aside that is allocated to employee requests for charitable support for various causes.
“There is amazing work being done by organizations in our communities. The Walker family is very humbled to be able to play a role in supporting these extraordinary organizations as they work to meet the growing needs of our communities.”
— Geordie Walker, Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
At Walker Industries, each of our divisions has the opportunity to support charitable efforts such as sponsorships, fundraising assistance, or monetary donations. We admire the hard work that organizations in our communities do to improve social and environmental conditions and are committed to supporting those causes.
In 2017, the Walker Family and Walker Industries supported various causes in our communities. Some highlights include:
Walker Aggregates contributed to the enhancements of Sullivan Park, in Thorold, Ontario, by donating stone that went to the construction of a new gazebo.
Walker Emulsions sponsored a student to attend South Carolina’s Business Week, which is a program for young adults to learn the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship. Pam Barton, our Human Resources Manager, volunteered her time to lead a team of 12 students.
Walker Environmental sponsored improvements at the Arthur Community Centre grounds and provided a $10,000 donation toward the construction of the new splash pad and an additional $10,000 of in-kind donations.
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