posted on June 26, 2014 16:19
News release from the Genesee ARC:
On June 25th, Cargill observed their annual Green Day by sending 19 of the local employees to volunteer at the Genesee ARC Transportation Department. The volunteers washed 18 buses and vans inside and out that are used by the Transportation Department in transporting children and adults with disabilities. The community enrichment activity was part of the company’s Green Day event that is celebrated across Cargill’s 46 plants throughout the United States.
In a statement from Plant Manager, Joe Washburn, Cargill Animal Nutrition observes Green Day annually as an opportunity to celebrate their success of the past year, and to reflect on the ideals within the Green Book, a handbook held by all employees that lists the ideals by which Cargill will operate its business, and goals that are set out for all employees. One of these goals is Community Enrichment. According to Washburn, “Everyone improves the communities in which they live and work for a better tomorrow.” Cargill’s 46 Animal Nutrition Plants throughout the US are working to donate time to their local communities not just on Green Day, but throughout the year. On a national level 1500 Cargill employees logged nearly 1400 hours of volunteer service. The company has donated $337,000 in community funds and $10,000 locally.
Cargill’s Batavia plant is located on Wortendyke Road.