This month marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated around the world on Sunday, April 22. Established in the 1970s when citizens drew attention to a healthy, sustainable environment, Earth Day has grown to highlight environmental and clean energy efforts.
Over the last several months, we have found inspiration in exploring Milliken through your unique perspective. Everyone, from associates to partners to visitors, is encouraged to share their Milliken moments by using our Discover Milliken hashtag, and those interactions come together to illustrate the anthology of the Milliken experience.
This March, Milliken & Company welcomed nearly 20 children to our Spartanburg, South Carolina, global headquarters to participate in Bon Appétit Management Company’s Healthy Kids in the Bon Appétit Kitchen program.
Sparked by Milliken Gives, our associates continue to inspire us with their generous and impactful actions within their respective communities. Each of our global facilities organizes volunteer opportunities, and supplies and donation drives to benefit local organizations of their choice. By encouraging our associates to give back in the ways most meaningful to them, we see countless deeds for the betterment of the communities in which we call home.
Throughout our company, there are thousands of leaders who help shape the everyday work of Milliken & Company. Their guidance and skills blend together to create an innovative environment where discovery and creativity thrive.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
A new year brings a fresh perspective of what’s possible. Resolutions abound as we explore and discover ways to enhance our daily lives. Milliken keenly understands this aspiration, and we encourage our associates and our communities to create a meaningful new year through tailored resolutions.
The holiday season takes on a special meaning for Milliken. Echoing the sentiments of Milliken Gives, associates at each of our locations around the globe find unique ways to give back to their local communities in ways that are meaningful for them personally.
Our commitment to explore, discover and create ways to enhance daily life provides a framework for life at Milliken. In working towards this commitment, we find that enhancing daily life takes many forms. As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the ways we achieved our goal this year - from developing the latest innovations you can trust to engaging with our associates and our communities for the betterment of the world around us.
This time of year inspires the best in all of us – encouraging us to find special ways to give back to our communities or to bring joy to those who might need it most. For Lakessa Wright, giving is something she makes a priority – no matter the season.