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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

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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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H.B. Fuller Company Announces Twin Cities Grants

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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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Building a better future with sustainable, state-of-the art facilities

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Posted 11/15/2017 by David Moorman, Vice President, Global Operational Excellence

At H.B. Fuller, taking steps to minimize our impact on the environment is a priority. It drives innovation in our products and manufacturing practices, and it also is top of mind when we are expanding our capacity to support our customers around the globe.  In 2014, we opened an environmentally-friendly manufacturing facility in Rionegro, Colombia, that was designed to minimize energy use and waste. In 2015, we celebrated the opening of our LEED®-certified Adhesive Academy in Lün...

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Employee Engagement - Employee Volunteerism

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Posted 08/02/2017 by Anna Bosak, Community Affairs Specialist

Skills-Based Employee Volunteerism and Employee Engagement Workplace support of employee volunteerism can be a powerful tool for positive community impact and employee engagement. When volunteer efforts are connected to specialized employee skills and are truly led by employees themselves, the results – for both the community and employees – can be impressive.   More than a decade ago, a small group of H.B. Fuller employees from our Willow Lake headquarters wanted to connect w...

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