Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Thursday it contributed more than $500,000 in 2017 through corporate grants and donations, employee sponsorships, and employee-driven efforts. The giving benefited nonprofits and community organizations across North America. Of the nearly $540,000 contributed, Bendix says about $96,000 was generated through employee initiatives.
Among the activities were local-level projects driven by employees; community initiatives funded by Bendix; and programs co-funded by Knorr-Bremse Global Care. KB Global Care is a nonprofit organization founded by the Knorr-Bremse Group, Bendix’s parent company, to give those in need – through no fault of their own – a chance to lead more independent lives. Bendix employees maintained a central role in all the initiatives, continuing a long tradition of contributing time and talent to help the communities around them, the company says.
“These initiatives are possible only through the commitment of our employees and the support from Knorr-Bremse Global Care – for which we are proud and thankful,” says Maria Gutierrez, Bendix director of corporate responsibility and sustainability. “Core to our corporate values – and woven deep into our culture – is social responsibility. This commitment to others is exhibited daily at every level and location by men and women throughout the organization.”