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Beyond Being Green: H.B. Fuller’s Social Sustainability Commitment

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Posted 12/08/2017 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Director, Global Communications

Sustainability once was associated exclusively with being green, but today its definition is much broader. It goes beyond minimizing the impact of products and processes on the environment and includes social aspects of sustainability commitments, such as safety, ethics and philanthropy. While more nuanced, we believe understanding, measuring and building upon our success in these areas is just as important as maintaining a sustainable environmental impact. It’s fundamental to our philosop...

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Supporting Our Communities During Crises

Volunteers collecting water and clothes for disaster relief.
Posted 12/05/2017 by Kimberlee Sinclair Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

2017 has seen many disasters impact communities around the world, including several where H.B. Fuller employees live and work. In keeping with our commitment to support our employees and neighbors, the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation has contributed disaster relief funding to help put these communities on the road to recovery. We believe in building better communities, and we do what we can to help make it happen. Severe wildfires tore through central Portugal this summer, taking more than 60 li...

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Hygiene Market in India – Can Quality Break Taboos?

Indian Family
Posted 11/21/2017 by Savio George, Strategic Account Manager, India

Today, India’s economy is growing rapidly due, in part, to its expanding population with a fast-growing youth ratio and middle class, and market and manufacturing supporting policies. This development is driving a shift in urban consumption patterns and habits. So how are these socio, cultural and economic changes affecting the disposable hygiene products market in India? While demographics and social factors are favorably influencing the economic expansion of this industry, the correlati...

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Uncovering Adhesives at a Football Game

Football helmet with an H.B. Fuller logo and football on a field.
Posted 11/17/2017 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As a member of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, we began the year investigating all of the places where adhesives support American football. Check it out! 1. Uniforms. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that the NFL formalized a system of assigning jersey numbers, and today, those jerseys are held together by adhesives, such as H.B. Fuller’s HL9639 and 2U222 reactive hot melt technology, that provides breathable technology, soft feel, and excellent wash resistance. 2. Sh...

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H.B. Fuller Company Announces Twin Cities Grants

Two young, female students doing robotics.
Posted 11/16/2017 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

This fall, the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation, awarded grants totaling over $110,000 to nonprofits and schools in the Twin Cities community to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and youth leadership development programs. H.B. Fuller’s grantmaking is led by committees of employees who volunteer to learn more about and visit grantees. We are proud to partner with the following nonprofit programs to support the next generation of scientists, engineers, and lea...

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