400 employees. Two weeks. Every manufacturing and retail site across the country.
During the last two weeks of September 2017, employee volunteers from across Andersen Corporation rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side to make a difference in their local communities. Volunteers participated in hands-on activities intended to enhance and preserve their local natural environment for years to come.
Andersen launched the Nature Preservation Day volunteering program in 2014 to offer employees an opportunity to step outside their day-to-day work and make a difference. Participants experience the positive impact they can make on the environment by simply spending a few hours outdoors giving back to their community in a focused and meaningful way.
Because of the program’s success and popularity with employees, this year we announced that we were expanding the program to all manufacturing sites and company-owned retail locations. Employees across the U.S. took part in volunteering tasks focus on enhancing local habitats, including invasive species removal, tree planting, park and trail cleanup, park maintenance and rehabilitation. Here are just some of the highlights of our collective impact:
- Removing 2,255 gallons of trash from local parks
- Harvesting 20,800 pounds of apples for a local food shelf
- Removing three miles of invasive species
Snap! Share! Win!
Beautiful natural landscapes and photogenic parks and trails called for some pictures! Employee Kelly Johnson was initially selected as the winner of our annual Nature Photo Contest. Kelly’s photo was used in recruitment communications for each site’s Nature Preservation Day volunteering event this year.
Our employees were also excited to share photos from their volunteering events on social media. Sadie Prise was recognized as publishing the most creative social post, and we think you’ll see why. We’re grateful for all of our employees who share their passion for the environment and making a difference each and every day.