Corporate Social Responsibility
At Mott MacDonald, we wish to be contributing members of the communities in which we live and work. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program involves giving back to these communities – participating in charitable and social programs to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. Our CSR program utilizes branch office representatives across North America who coordinate and promote local and regional events.
We recognize that involving employees in volunteer programs provides many benefits. In addition to helping those less fortunate, our CSR program provides our employees with opportunities to participate as a team, promoting social interaction outside our normal business activities. Since the launch of the program, our employees have participated in many volunteer programs and have donated tens of thousands of dollars (and hours) to various causes.
Many of our CSR events encourage employee monetary donations to specific charities. Our employees across North America have shown great generosity and support in contributing to charities including local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and disaster relief funds. Whenever possible, we provide a corporate donation to these charities as well.
Many of our Mott MacDonald locations support local organizations through office drives. Some of the recent drives include food for local food pantries, cell phones for domestic abuse victims, eyeglasses, coats, suits, socks, shoes and children’s clothing for various organizations, American Red Cross Blood drives, and toys for the Toys for Tots program.
Sports for a cause
Sporting events that raise money for a cause are some of the most enthusiastically supported CSR events at Mott MacDonald. These events bring our employees together to raise money for a variety of good causes, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle and camaraderie among coworkers.
Some recent events in which our employees participated include the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge races, Komen Race for the Cure, Run of the Charles Canoe Race, Calgary Corporate Challenge, Verizon Corporate Challenge 5K, the President’s Cup, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and the MS Rona Ride.
Building better communities
As engineers, planners, scientists, and architects, Mott MacDonald employees work every day to help make our communities better places to live and work. But we don’t stop there. Our employees have also participated in many community construction projects outside of work including Earth Day cleanups, park developments, and Habitat for Humanity projects.
In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Our employees responded generously to the disaster, collecting cash and supplies for the relief effort.
In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan wreaked massive devastation in the Philippines. We encouraged our employees to donate to the relief efforts and provided a 100% corporate match, for a total combined donation of over $13,000.