Recognizing our responsibilities extend beyond our business operations, we encourage and support our colleagues globally in their efforts to make positive contributions through financial gifts and volunteerism to the communities they call home. In the spirit of ITW’s commitment to “Do What We Say,” we strive to positively impact and influence others through our support of critical initiatives that bring about change at the local level.
Our Culture of Giving
Our divisions and colleagues have the flexibility to contribute to organizations and causes in ways that are meaningful to them and align with the needs of those in their communities.
Key elements of our colleague giving program in the U.S. and Canada include:
- ITW Gift + Volunteer Match Program, which provides:
- A 3:1 match for qualified charitable giving by our colleagues
- A $15-per-service-hour match for qualified volunteering opportunities reported by our colleagues (increased from $10 per service hour in 2022)
- A corporate match to United Way and its partner agencies for every dollar contributed through our annual employee giving campaign
- Scholarship programs for high-achieving dependents of ITW colleagues pursuing a post-secondary education
In addition to amplifying our colleagues’ giving efforts, ITW strategically invests in education, workforce development and arts and culture through key partnerships in the community.
Doing More in Our Communities
Our renewed focus on addressing inequity in our communities has inspired ITW to do more to contribute to a more just and equitable society for all. As part of ITW’s commitment to “Listen More, Learn More and Do More,” we continue to expand our investment and engagement in organizations, programs and partnerships that improve access to a high-quality education and to meaningful long-term employment opportunities for marginalized communities.
Fostering Economic Opportunity for All
As part of our “Do More” Agenda, ITW is committed to fostering economic opportunity for all, including those with whom ITW does business. We are strategically focused on meaningfully expanding our commercial relationships with minority-owned businesses. We also strive to grow our local supplier networks in support of further developing the communities in which we operate.
Support for United Way
ITW has partnered with United Way for more than 70 years to make a meaningful difference in our communities. Each year, we engage thousands of ITW colleagues across our U.S. and Canadian divisions, with approximately six out of every 10 colleagues contributing to our annual United Way campaign, resulting in an average of approximately $6 million invested annually back into the communities where our colleagues live and work.
In addition, United Way UK has helped our ITW Construction Products UK/Nordics business better understand and identify opportunities to have an impact in its local communities through volunteerism. As a result of this assessment, the team continues to volunteer time and provide financial contributions to four charitable organizations in support of various causes, including homelessness, youth employment, women’s aid and children with disabilities.