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Meritor’s policy is to assume the duties and responsibilities of a good corporate citizen worldwide. A portion of these duties and responsibilities will be discharged by an annual investment of part of the corporation’s earnings in philanthropic activities.

Meritor’s philanthropic programs focus on the following two key areas.




We believe there is no better way to ensure a prosperous future than to support programs devoted to improving education, especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More than 50 percent of our contributions budget benefits educational institutions and programs worldwide, including the colleges and universities from which we recruit our talent. Our support of education is further strengthened by the efforts of the thousands of Meritor employees who volunteer their time to mentor students, assist in classrooms and participate in innovative educational programs.


 The Communities Where Our Employees Live and Work


We seek to use our human and financial resources in partnership with local, private and public agencies to achieve measurable improvements in the quality of life. We do this through a focus on:

  • Education
  • Civic responsibility
  • Health and human services

We also give consideration to organizations whose programs and policies foster an environment supportive of business activity and competitive opportunities for Meritor.

Groups and programs we do not support with philanthropic donations or support include:

  • Organizations that do not hold nonprofit status
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that limit participation or services based on race, gender, religion, color, creed, age or national origin
  • Projects without ties to a community that is home to an Meritor facility
  • Organizations that pose any conflict with the goals and mission of Meritor, its employees, communities or products
  • Operating expenses for United Way local agencies, except through our support of annual United Way campaigns
  • Sponsorships of fundraising activities by individuals (e.g., walkathons)
  • Requests for loans or debt retirement
  • Religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes
  • Labor and political organizations
  • Fraternal, athletic or social clubs
  • Seminars, conferences, trips or tours