Serving communities from Baltimore to Singapore
Being a True World Citizen
McCormick employees live, work and travel around the globe. We show respect for our planet by investing time and resources on issues and causes that affect our communities, such as hunger, health and wellness, resource preservation and disaster relief. Our CSR Mission is, "To grow our business globally, while driving positive change to the environment, within our communities and for our employees."
We Give With A Purpose
McCormick receives requests for financial support from nonprofit organizations on a continuing basis. In the United States, the Charitable Donations Committee (CDC), appointed by our Corporate Management Committee, is responsible for reviewing each request and making an appropriate funding decision, based on company policy.
For comprehensive information on our charitable giving goals and criteria, please visit our Charitable Donations page.
Rewarding Community Service
In 2004, we initiated the McCormick Community Service Award to honor employees who best exemplify what improving communities is all about. The grand prize winner receives $25,000 for the charity they've devoted their time and energy to. Four runners-up receive $5,000 each for their charities.
Around the block or across the world, being part of the community means donating time, talent, money, expertise and just plain energy to people who need it. That’s what community has always meant to McCormick.
Case Study: Developing potential through Boys Hope Girls Hope
Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit national and worldwide community organization that helps capable and motivated at-risk young men and women make the most of their opportunities and prepare for meaningful lives. McCormick employees regularly partner with the Baltimore chapter to assist local students. Our employees mentor students to develop the skills and traits that will help them reach their potential. We guide them through everything from resume writing and internships to health and wellness to cooking and volunteering for community service.
Case Study: Help MADA—Lending aid to farmers
McCormick partners with an organization called HELP MADA to improve the lives of farmers and their families in the vanilla-growing region of Madagascar. The multifaceted program supports education, nutrition, medical care and the local environment. It’s a region where low school attendance is a problem. So we provide free rice to those students who attend class and their families. To address the issue of limited medical care, we built new medical clinics to serve local families. HELP MADA also supports reforestation efforts to protect the environment of this important source country.
Case Study: McCormick China employees put orphanage first
A group of McCormick China employees donated critical equipment for the running of a new bakery for the disabled children at Shanghai Huge Grace Orphanage. Shanghai Huge Grace Orphanage is the only privately funded orphanage authorized by the Shanghai government to provide care and independence training to handicapped and intellectually impaired children.