We are first and foremost citizens of the communities in which we work, so our standing as good corporate citizen and neighbor is not just a symbolic gesture. It is an important component of our standard operating practices that shapes our business decisions. Each Unimin project is built upon good community relations and a constructive partnership that encourages communication between our company, our employees and our community.
Building enduring partnerships means earning the trust of local government, civic organizations and environmental groups through cooperative dialogue. We take pride in the places we work, and are actively engaged with local leaders, educators and institutions. Our participation can take many forms and we express ourselves through donations and volunteerism, by sponsorship of youth programs and community events, and with genuine interest for the welfare of our employees, friends and neighbors.
Investment in the communities in which we work is an investment in Unimin.