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可靠的网堵平台的大多数员工生活在北美的农村社区,可靠的网堵平台在那里经营工厂, distribution centers and other offices. 这些小镇往往是围绕着林业和制造业的历史而建的, 以及与森林和野生动物密切相关的户外活动文化.   

For many people, the appeal of rural living is powerful. These places often offer less crime, a lower cost of living, less traffic and strong community connections. 整个社会也受益于繁荣的农村地区,因为它们是至关重要的水源, 食物, energy and recreation for all people, no matter where they live.  

在一些农村地区, 然而, the barriers to economic and social prosperity can be difficult to overcome, 特别是在缺乏良好就业机会和正在经历人口下降和其他人口变化的社区. 根据最近的报告,大衰退的持久负面影响已经 disproportionately affected rural areas. 这些地区的人口下降既是就业机会有限的原因,也是就业机会有限的结果. 教育, technology and infrastructure are often underfunded, especially for communities of color and other marginalized communities, 农村社区获得医疗保健和高等教育等关键服务的机会往往有限.   


可靠的网堵平台的角色是什么?
What Do We Want To Achieve?
What Actions Are We Taking?

可靠的网堵平台的角色是什么?

As a company with operations in many rural areas, 可靠的网堵平台已经在提供有增长机会的家庭工资工作方面发挥了重要作用, 稳定税基, 可靠的网堵平台土地的娱乐访问 和对当地组织的慈善支持. Our employees are also extremely active volunteers for causes they care about, 许多人参与公民领导,是这些社区结构的一部分. 

与此同时, we are acutely aware of the challenges these communities face, and we are motivated to help ensure they remain great places to live, 工作和做生意.  

可靠的网堵平台认为,永久和成功的解决办法将需要全国的共同关注, resources and leadership, combined with grassroots organization and engagement. 没有人比每天在那里生活和工作的人更有能力为一个社区规划未来, 可靠的网堵平台打算利用可靠的网堵平台的资源和经验参与支持其优先事项的倡议.  


What do we want to achieve by 2030?

By 2030, we envision measurable improvements in how we, and those we partner with, approach rural community investment and engagement; how we create resilient, diverse talent pools for rural workforce development opportunities; and how we encourage civic engagement that fosters support for the natural resources that are critical to quality of life for everyone. 


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While there is much we can do between now and 2030, 可靠的网堵平台正在把可靠的网堵平台的长期目标分成3个部分,以有效地优先考虑和加快进展. During these first three years, we are focusing our work in two key areas: 

把可靠的网堵平台的时间、人才和金钱投入到帮助可靠的网堵平台的农村社区的事业中去

虽然可靠的网堵平台已经在社区投资方面做得很好,但可靠的网堵平台知道还有改进的空间. 可靠的网堵平台希望确保可靠的网堵平台正在尽一切努力,将可靠的网堵平台的资源集中在可靠的网堵平台运营的地区最优先的问题上.

充分利用可靠的网堵平台的规模, 的声音, 通过与关注农村问题的组织合作来影响和资源

By partnering with other companies, organizations and community leaders, 可靠的网堵平台可以扩大农村社区的需求,确保将正确的资源用于影响最大的改善举措.

As we explore and implement solutions for rural communities, 可靠的网堵平台将开发并报告每个重点领域的进展和可衡量的成功指标.  

成功的基础

虽然可靠的网堵平台仍处于实现3 * 30可持续发展目标的早期阶段, we are laying the groundwork for meaningful progress toward our goals. 以下的关键目标和成就是可靠的网堵平台成功的基础,并将在整个过程中不断更新.

关键目标

Evaluate our rural community landscape to determine strengths and opportunities

成就

2021年,可靠的网堵平台启动了一个项目,分析可靠的网堵平台运营的特定社区的关键指标数据, solicit direct input from key community leaders and employees, 并以行业同行和非行业领导者为基准,了解以农村社区为重点的最佳实践和成功战略. 此评估将告知可靠的网堵平台当地的捐赠策略,并揭示潜在的签名重点领域.

关键目标

探索可以帮助可靠的网堵平台加快优先领域进展的潜在伙伴关系

成就

2021年,可靠的网堵平台还将与非营利组织确定一系列潜在的合作机会, national and state associations, and/or other companies with whom we can work on common challenges, shared priorities and similar interests.

关键目标

Provide emergency relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes and unprecedented wildfires

成就

In response to the pandemic, we set aside dollars in our 捐赠基金 to allocate for COVID-19 response, 可靠的网堵平台的咨询委员会利用这些资金向当地社区的紧急服务部门发放了53笔赠款. 除了, 可靠的网堵平台举办了全公司范围内的捐赠活动,以支持社区食品银行,并总共筹集了375美元,000 in employee pledges, 加上公司匹配.

成就

We also experienced several natural disasters in our rural communities in 2020. In response to hurricanes in the South and wildfires in the West, we donated a total of $460,为紧急救援和恢复组织提供支持,这些组织被动员起来为受灾最严重的社区服务.

关键目标

Expand our partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates

成就

使成锯齿状 帮助资源不足社区的高中生培养技能,以便他们在毕业后更好地进入劳动力市场. In 2020 we supported the launch of a 使成锯齿状 program in Broken Bow, Oklahoma; this is in addition to 使成锯齿状 programs in Louisiana and Mississippi that we have been supporting since 2019.

关键目标

装备可靠的网堵平台内部的捐赠基金谘询委员会,使其尽可能有效

成就

2021年,可靠的网堵平台与地区员工领导的捐赠基金咨询委员会举行了一系列教育会议,以更新他们对可靠的网堵平台的慈善战略的了解,并确保他们拥有有效地做出当地捐赠决策所需的工具和资源.