At CSM Bakery Solutions, leadership goes well beyond our day-to-day commitment to helping customers grow their businesses; it also includes embracing and acting on our collective responsibility to make a positive impact with our employees, in our communities, across our industry and around the world.
To Our Employees
We are committed to providing workplace environments that foster productivity, collaboration and personal growth. Our health and wellness programs, developed and administered by employees, highlight fun, team-oriented participation. And through professional development and support of continuing education programs, we encourage employees to continue learning, improving and growing.
To Our Communities
In an effort to improve our communities and to reflect the concerns of employees, suppliers and customers, CSM supports a number of non-profit and volunteer organizations (Susan G. Komen, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, National Urban League, and more). Organizations are selected regionally, based on community need.
To Our Industry
We are committed to supporting and enhancing the future of our own industry by taking steps to invest in the next generation of bakers. And through our active participation in many trade associations around the world, CSM will share insights and key learnings to help move the bakery industry forward.
To Our Environment
CSM is launching a more comprehensive enterprise-wide sustainability program. We are fully committed to making the world a better place for generations to come by becoming better stewards of scarce resources. This means exploring sustainable sourcing of key ingredients, utilizing water and energy efficiently, and eliminating waste throughout our supply chain.
One example of our commitment to sustainability is our support of the International Antarctic Expedition 2015 and 2016. This annual two-week journey to the last untouched wilderness on earth is led by respected environmentalist Robert Swan and his 2041 Team. Two CSM executives have participated in each of the last two years. The purpose of these expeditions is to bring a collection of leaders from around the world together to debate and discuss the effects of climate change. CSM is proud to have participated and is applying key learnings from these expeditions to develop our own best practices and procedures to support sustainability and related actions. For more information on Robert Swan and the 2041 organization, please visit http://2041foundation.org/.
CSM has much to learn from other leaders and experts, including our valued customers and suppliers. We will work tirelessly with them and others as we develop programs and actions that ensure we make a positive impact around the world.