Eden Prairie, MN (March 15, 2012) — Ten charities around the world were presented with a surprise donation as the C.H. Robinson Foundation designated an additional $100,000 to give back to charitable organizations, in honor of the company's employees.
As reported in the company's year-end results, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. eclipsed $10 billion in total revenues in 2011 triggering a companywide celebration for reaching the significant performance milestone. A part of that celebration is giving back to the communities which have supported the company's success.
"We have incredible employees, and giving back is a core part of our company culture," said Angie Freeman, president of the C.H. Robinson Foundation. "We decided that an additional charitable gift of $100,000, with input from our employees, would be a meaningful way to honor their hard work and commitment that led to this great company achievement."
The ten chosen organizations were selected based on the level of current employee involvement with each organization, including employee gift matches and volunteering. Employees voted on how to allocate the funds. The organizations that received donations were:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of America
• CureSearch for Children's Cancer
• Feeding America®
• Global Impact
• International Federation of Red Cross
• Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools
• Multiple Sclerosis Society
"To be able to celebrate our achievements as a company and include the communities and organizations that have played a large part in our success is important to our employees. They want to make a difference, do what we can to support our neighbors, and invest in keeping our communities great places to live and work," said Freeman.
The C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation was established in 2005 and along with the company has given more than $11 million to charitable organizations. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that communities continue to be great places to live and work, and through the company's employee match programs and grants, provides support to hundreds of organizations each year.
About C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,300 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the JDRF, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.