Serving communities from Baltimore to Singapore

We have a borderless legacy of giving back. Our commitment to community service started when our company began—when company founder Willoughby McCormick became a founding member of the United Way of Central Maryland and the Chamber of Commerce. His nephew and successor Charles P. McCormick picked up where Willoughby left off, serving in local, national and international organizations while making service an essential part of our corporate culture.

We have a tradition of continuously improving ourselves and we're thinking larger every day. The McCormick leadership team is leading the way by turbocharging our corporate social responsibility efforts. We aim to make a more positive impact than ever on our employees, our communities and our planet.

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 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.