At Joy Global, we consider the broader interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of our companies’ activities. We believe our responsibility extends beyond the statutory obligation to comply with legislation, to voluntarily take action to improve the quality of life among our employees and their families, local communities and society at large — as well as to protect the environment.
We are dedicated to creating a workplace that is safe, fair and enriching. Safety procedures and programs are constantly monitored and improved to help ensure that our employees work safely. We foster a workplace culture in which the rights, needs and unique contributions of each employee are respected. We also support professional development opportunities for every employee.
Joy Global and our operating companies are located in hundreds of communities around the world. Because we believe that strong neighborhoods, towns, and cities are vital to the well-being of our society and to the economy, we acknowledge that we have both a special responsibility and role to play in helping our communities thrive. We also participate in health care initiatives to help save lives and create stability in local communities. Our donation toward building an HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis Clinic in South Africa will benefit over one million people in the Alberton area.
Our corporate headquarters in Milwaukee provides significant charitable financial support to local arts organizations and to community endeavors which help provide for a better quality of life. We also contribute substantially to local employment, training and skills development. In addition, thousands of our employees worldwide supplement our financial contributions with community outreach, in-kind giving and volunteer services.
Joy Global and its operating companies are committed to enhancing the quality of life for employees and the communities in which they live and work by supporting the arts and youth-based programs through the Joy Global Foundation. In addition, the Company seeks to promote volunteerism and social/civic responsibility throughout its global locations through initiatives such as Project Ripple Effect, which encourages, educates, engages and ultimately spreads good by involving more people and corporations in volunteerism.
Over the years, the Joy Global Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Milwaukee-area organizations including The United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Boy Scouts Milwaukee County Council, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Zoological Society of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin and Betty Brinn Children's Museum.