Volunteer leadership remains a core part of our community support strategy today with all of our top executives expected to be involved in community leadership. Timken associates provide thousands of volunteer hours to the community through personal endeavors, company-sponsored events and community leadership. In addition, our associates in the US give generously to the United Way through an annual appeal.
In China, and in many of our US plant communities, employee engagement teams plan events for the associates that often involve volunteer activities.
HIGHLIGHT STORY: Coming Together for Disaster Relief
HIGHLIGHT STORY: Habitat for Humanity in India
In 2008 we donated more than $2 million in support of communities. Additionally, our associates also provided community support with personal donations.
Focus on Education
Education is a strategic priority in our community engagement. .. In 2008, we provided more than $500,000 in technology research grants to colleges and universities around the world. We also donate significant resources to research, scholarships and other education-related programs such as Junior Achievement and US FIRST Robotics. Our associates volunteer at career and science fairs, host shadow days and participate in mentoring and tutoring programs. Through a strong internship program, we help provide financial resources and business experience to students in career fields that support global manufacturing.
HIGHLIGHT STORY: The Timken Education Fund
HIGHLIGHT STORY: Junior Achievement(JA)
HIGHLIGHT STORY: Art of Engineering
HIGHLIGHT STORY: Timken and the Future of Engineering in China