At Gilbarco AFS and Transit Solutions, we are passionate about making the world a better place. As part of Fortive Corporation, an important part of being a great company is our support for the communities in which we work and live. Our culture's deep desire to make things better gives us a powerful opportunity to give back.
We believe that giving back matters – to our communities and to ourselves. We have so much to be thankful for, and sharing our talents and resources helps us to find meaning in our lives at work.
The Annual Fortive Day of Caring provides each and every one of Fortive's 24 000 employees, the opportunity to give back in a meaningful way.
The Fortive Corporate team in Everett, Washington partnered with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) to build 4 Tiny Houses for the low-income, homeless, population in Washington State.
Fluke Everett, Washington volunteered over several days with NOAH, a local animal shelter, and Camp Killoqua, a local youth camp.
Veeder-Root in Pennsylvania volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, the Williamsburg Senior Centre, and more.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Beijing planted trees, cleaned up their local communities and volunteered at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.
In South Africa, our Day of Caring was aimed at raising funds to purchase stationery for children in rural communities. We raised R84 000 to purchase stationery for 4200 children in underprivileged communities and set off on 22 October for a truly inspiring day across the country.
Volunteers form all provinces joined in on our Day of Caring initiative and we ended up raising 103% of our fundraising target. Each stationery pack contained a pencil bag filled with a pen, pencil, sharpener, ruler, eraser and colouring pencils. Something small indeed, but the smiles that we received were nothing less of magical!
Fortive, and Gilbarco AFS, provided the platform for employees to do good in our communities, and doing good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds and being positive, that we can enhance goodness in the world. With exam times just around the corner, we were delighted to see the excitement from the kids.
In 2017, Fortive contributed an estimated 150,000 volunteer hours through more than 200 organised, team- coordinated events in over 90 global locations to our local communities. In addition, Fortive pledged a total of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Not only does giving back to the communities where we work and live help us to live our shared purpose, it’s also the right thing to do.
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead
About Gilbarco AFS:
We keep the world moving with the best fuel and fleet management technologies and solutions. Automated Fuel Systems Group (AFS) was established in South Africa in 1995 and was acquired by Gilbarco Veeder-Root in 2013. As a provider of powerful products and intelligent, data-driven solutions and services, Gilbarco AFS supports and maintains an extensive network of fuel automation management systems. As part of Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed, Industrial Technology heavyweight, Fortive provides a foundation to over 24,000 employees around the world in more than 125 countries.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the global leader of integrated technology solutions and creates the retail and commercial petroleum industry s most comprehensive suite of flexible, adaptable, long-lasting products that customers around the world have come to depend on.
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