Community

Nurturing our communities through corporate giving and volunteerism

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities where we work, live and play. 

Zurn Elkay has given both directly and through its foundation, including $2 million in assets donated to the foundation in late 2021. The ELKAYcares program’s annual giving campaign has helped Elkay employees support over 70 charities.

Together and through the Zurn Foundation, we’ll be working to continue supporting organizations that help our communities and our planet.

Philanthropy that makes an impact

To maximize our positive impact, we focus our community efforts where our resources and expertise can make the greatest difference: basic needs, education and the environment. Here’s what that means:

  • Basic Needs: Helping meet basic needs like food, housing and care in times of crisis, and increasing access to clean water to improve quality of life for families in need.
  • Education: Supporting experiences, events and organizations that provide education, expand horizons and promote diversity and inclusion while removing barriers to opportunity.
  • Environment: Supporting local and global organizations that work to protect water and other resources for current and future generations.

We aim to support these needs with $5 million in charitable contributions between 2021 and 2024.


Supporting associate giving and volunteerism

Our support for our communities is bottom-up as well as top-down. We encourage our associates to help improve their communities and provide incentives for them to do so. For example, volunteerism is one of our considerations when determining associate bonuses.

Here are the primary ways we encourage associate impact:

  • Matching Gifts: We match qualifying charitable gifts by our U.S. associates, enabling them to double the impact they make for the causes they care about. 
  • Paid Volunteer Time: Associates receive 20 hours of paid volunteer time each year to participate in volunteer events. 
  • Social Impact Fund: Our associate-led Social Impact Fund provides financial backing for innovative associate ideas that help our company advance ESG efforts. Top submissions are chosen on a quarterly basis and receive the resources necessary to turn the idea into action.

Community Site Leaders at various locations help to develop and organize company-supported volunteer activities, empowering associates to direct their time toward causes and organizations they care most about. 


OUR ESG GOALS & TARGETS
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  • Contribute $5 million to philanthropy initiatives by 2024. 

OUR COMMUNITY
Commitment in Action
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How Zurn’s $1 million pledge helped communities address COVID-19

We met with experts to determine which solutions would offer the greatest advantages, such as touchless fixtures and antimicrobial materials.

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Helping address the global sanitation crisis

One in five healthcare facilities worldwide lack proper sanitation. That’s why in 2019, we joined the cause.

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Putting our DEI commitment into action for our community

We recognize our moral and ethical responsibility to support a more inclusive and equitable society.

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