Community Engagement

Throughout our history, we have maintained a strong sense of community and have strived to be a good corporate citizen.

Our Commitment

community icon graphicWe understand the value of partnering with the communities in which we operate, and we recognize that thriving and resilient communities are essential for a sustainable future. Community engagement benefits our neighbors, resonates with employees on a personal level and allows us to operate with the trust and confidence of our neighbors. We are fortunate to have a workforce comprised of many individuals who are willing and able to contribute to this important  effort by offering their time and skills to have a positive impact on our communities.

Our Performance

In 2018, we donated more than $1.4 million to worthy causes around the world. This included Foundation disbursements of $853,000 and individual facility donations totaling $596,000. These fiscal contributions were over and above the numerous ways our employees found to give back to their communities through volunteerism and personal giving.

Aligning Giving with our Sustainability Strategy

One key area we focused on for community engagement during 2018 was the alignment of the Foundation’s giving with our overall sustainability objectives. We undertook this effort with the recognition that the Foundation plays a unique role in providing financial support to our communities around the globe while fostering long-term partnerships with organizations that can support our shared sustainability goals. To this end, the Foundation's Board of Directors conducted a thorough review of the themes supported by its charitable grants to ensure they complement the material topics underpinning our sustainability strategy. Looking forward, we intend to draw inspiration from our overarching sustainability objectives to help direct our community engagement activities at our facilities in addition to the Foundation’s giving decisions.


Retribuição à comunidade

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Influenciando jovens a abordar mudanças climáticas

A Cabot Foundation tem o orgulho de ser a primeira empresa a patrocinar o programa ClimaTeens do New England Aquarium, reconhecido pelo prêmio Community Service Award 2016 da Youth Climate Action Network, além do prêmio Community Leadership Award 2015 da Greenovate Boston, que engaja adolescentes em assuntos como mudanças climáticas e conservação dos oceanos desde 2013.

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A cada ano, esse programa de ensino e capacitação para adolescentes atrai aproximadamente 40 adolescentes com desejo de aprender mais sobre esses tópicos importantes. Como parte do programa, os alunos preparam projetos para inspirar o público-alvo, particularmente seus colegas, para contribuir ativamente para um futuro mais sustentável. Em 2017, um grupo de funcionários de Boston e Billerica de diferentes disciplinas assistiram às apresentações finais dos alunos para demonstrar suporte e oferecer conselhos profissionais nos campos de STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Ciência, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática) para um grupo bastante motivado de alunos que desejam ter um impacto positivo.

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