We focus on building strength and commitment internally throughout TDW
The Community Relations Department at T.D. Williamson connects people to performance in a unique way. The value of community relations is both visible and measurable.
The mission of the Community Relations Department is to contribute funds, volunteers, and support to the communities where TDW employees work and live. The return on this investment is evident as we retain good customers, reflect TDW values, help reinforce the TDW Partner of Choice strategy and ultimately reduce costs for the company.
How does this work? The Community Relations Department strategy is two-fold:
We focus on building strength and commitment internally throughout TDW, especially relevant as we grow and globalize the organization.
Basic programs include:
- Volunteer opportunities with existing community outreach programs. (Examples: United Way Day of Caring, Partner in Education and Junior Achievement)
- Leadership opportunities for employees outside of normal work duties. These opportunities are not necessarily within an employee's job description, but can later be used in performance evaluations and opportunities for development. Employees gain experience and develop teamwork skills as they serve on a committee or work on a community project. (Examples: Sub for Santa, Stand Up for Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, March of Dimes Walk America, United Way Chairman)
- Health Education and Incentives. These help promote a healthy workplace and workforce.
- LifeTAPP opportunities. These help support employees in emergency situations.
- Employee appreciation and recognition programs.
We research and examine community strengths and weaknesses and wisely contribute to create stronger communities by following TDW/Community Relation guidelines.
Additionally, we hope to create dialogues and partnerships with other funders, companies and foundations to increase our impact.
These programs provide benefits to TDW by:
- Contributing to community strength with donations to food banks, baby clothing drives, and other recognized needs
- Investing in community strengths that provide culture, history, education and improve quality of life
- Building a future workforce by guiding students to make choices that affect their career path early
- Increasing visibility as a community leader who provides solutions both in industry and stewardship
- Reinforcing the company's reputation for integrity, initiative and interdependence, both with customers and the community
- Creating community and employee awareness and inviting or challenging other companies to step up per example