At Meritor, we
believe our employees can make a measurable and meaningful impact in our
communities through employee volunteering. To further this commitment, we
established a key sustainability goal of reaching 40,000 employee volunteer
hours in our communities each year by 2020.
To support our employees in achieving this
goal, we introduced the Power of Volunteering, an employee program designed to
offer our global sites a tool kit of policies, practices and suggestions they
can utilize to organize and encourage employee volunteer programs in their
communities. The Power of Volunteering encompasses Meritor’s efforts to be both
socially responsible and accountable.
As part of this program, we are partnering
with VolunteerMatch, a web-based tool that allows our employees to create
profiles and identify volunteer opportunities that align with employee, company
and community interests. It also offers a method to track volunteer hours, log
outcomes and celebrate successes.
At present, VolunteerMatch is a U.S.-based
tool, but international versions are in development for future rollout. In the
meantime, our international sites can still create profiles and track hours
Our employees can find volunteer
opportunities and track hours of service by visiting:
If you are a non-profit organization and have
a volunteer opportunity, please visit our Make a Request section, which provides information on our guidelines, program focus as
well as types of programs we do not support.
Example of How Our Employees Make a Difference
Any service performed to help others is
valuable and important, whether it is coaching a children’s sports team or
volunteering in at a shelter for those in need. The possibilities are unlimited
and include some of the following:
Adopting a school and providing mentoring and tutoring
Packing food for homebound senior citizens
Renovating low-income housing
Organizing fundraising efforts in support of natural
At Meritor, we believe the hours of community
service our employees offer, can be just as meaningful as the dollars we give.