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Recognizing the importance of our responsibility 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 where they work and live.

Our Culture of Giving

Our Colleagues

True to our decentralized culture, our colleagues are empowered and encouraged to support the organizations that mean the most to them. Key examples include:

  • $3 for $1 corporate match for qualified charity giving by our colleagues in the U.S. and Canada
  • A volunteer match program that provides a $10 corporate donation for every volunteer hour submitted by our colleagues in the U.S. and Canada
  • Every dollar given to the United Way as part of our annual campaign is matched by ITW for the amplifying of our colleagues’ gifts. In 2019, over 73 percent of our colleagues contributed to the annual United Way campaign, resulting in a total of $6.5 million invested back into the communities where our ITW colleagues work and live.

Annual Day of Service

In 2019, more than 450 ITW colleagues, interns, retirees and community partners participated in ITW’s Annual Day of Service. Over 3,920 hours of meaningful volunteer service were performed for dozens of partner charities.

ITW Global Fasteners Support Local Community

In Creglingen, Germany, ITW Global Fasteners recognized an opportunity to support its local village and bolster its longstanding traditional music ensemble. When the ensemble more than doubled in size, it did not have the instruments and training resources to manage such a group. Driven by a strong bond to the village, ITW Global Fasteners was able to support the ensemble in obtaining the resources necessary to sustain its growth. The business was pleased to give back to the community and help carry on this tradition.

 

ITW Enterprise

In addition, the ITW enterprise gives to important causes in our communities through multi-year pledges, annual and employee matching grants, scholarships and in-kind donations. In 2019 alone, ITW gave $21.1 million to these causes.