Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Committed to Our Communities

Our Purpose and Core Values guide the commitments we make. At Hillenbrand, we demonstrate our commitments by partnering with organizations that shape the world around us.

Overview: Our Engagement Philosophy

When we partner with an organization, we strive to ensure that it supports our company values, cultivates growth within the organization, and drives an increased value in the community. Developing and maintaining partnerships with organizations in the communities in which we operate is one key to effecting positive environmental and social change.

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Keystone Pillars

We align our efforts within the following areas to drive the best partnership strategy and make an impact.

Hillenbrand is committed to the health and safety of our people and our communities. We look for partners that have a positive impact and strive for a healthier and safer future.

Diverse communities drive better outcomes. We partner with organizations that are committed to creating a more inclusive future.

We build community partnerships that create educational opportunities for students. These partnerships are vital for our talent pipeline and for strengthening our communities.

Hillenbrand looks to create positive impacts in the environments in which we operate. We partner with organizations that can help us fulfill our commitment to the environment.

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Guidelines and Restrictions

The Company makes all charitable donations (defined as cash, in-kind, and/or use of goods and services) in compliance with its Code of Ethical Business Conduct, its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy, and other applicable laws and regulations. The Company will only make contributions to qualified charitable organizations, which are defined as:

  • Organizations that are tax-exempt as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) in the U.S. or an equivalent (outside of the U.S.) institutional registration or designation in the pursuit of philanthropic, nonprofit, or civic activities.
  • The organization’s primary mission aligns with the Company’s strategic contribution areas as outlined on our website.
  • The organization’s policies and practices are consistent with the Company’s Non-Discrimination policies and practices. Non-Discrimination is defined as not discriminating based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other characteristics protected by law. The Company will not make contributions to organizations that discriminate and parties requesting donations must affirm their commitment to non-discrimination.
    • Contributions to any group that are focused on a single race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability are acceptable, provided the organization in and of itself meets the above requirements.

The Company’s charitable contribution dollars shall not be allocated to the following:

  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to promote political views, influence legislation, or support candidates for public office, including those within the U.S. that fall under a 501(c)(5) tax status or a 527 Political Action Committee;
  • Trade Associations, as these donations are outside of the Charitable Contributions Policy should be coded through the budget process and not assigned as a tax-exempt status;
  • Individuals or organizations whose primary purpose is benefiting one individual or family;
  • Donations to nonprofit organizations to specifically fund a position, i.e. a role or job function within a charitable organization that is dependent on the donation;
  • Churches, religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes, or religious training programs;
  • Recreational, sports or athletic associations;
  • Terrorist groups or activities;
  • Organizations located in embargoed countries prohibited by U.S. or other sanctions laws or other applicable law; or
  • Any organization whose activities may be in conflict with the Company’s culture and values.