Our goal is for 100% of all Materion sites to give back to their communities, and we are well on our way to achieving this milestone. In 2022, the majority of Materion sites demonstrated positive engagement around the world with volunteer projects and charitable gifts, such as supporting local food banks, hurricane victims, the United Way and science centers. Our European sites held a special employee-led drive and raised thousands of dollars to support Ukrainian refugees. The effort was matched by our corporate headquarters. Many of our German employees opened their homes to refugees in need of a place to stay.
We strive to make positive contributions in the communities where we work and live, and to provide opportunities for our employees to get involved with the charitable organizations we support. Our global corporate philanthropy focuses on:
- Humanitarian endeavors supporting organizations that combat illness, hunger, poverty, and homelessness
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs, such as Women in Manufacturing
- Investing in innovative educational programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM K-12)
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY
We support active investment and participation in our extended communities through volunteerism, sponsorships and collaboration with organizations that meet community needs in areas such as education, health and human services and the environment. While financial support provides a lifeline to many philanthropic organizations, the donation of time and expertise can also be valuable. Fundraising and volunteering are values infused throughout our employee population who are encouraged and celebrated for working with a wide variety of organizations including: American Cancer Society, United Way, Boys and Girl Scouts of America, and Cleveland Clinic.
Materion’s employees have a long history of demonstrating generosity. Our employees show compassion to help communities in need, whether through a food drive, a holiday giving program, or by donating their time volunteering or sharing their expertise.
We are very proud of our employees’ passion for giving back.