Corporate Social Responsibility is Everyone's Business: How This Shipping Company Gives Back

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Corporate social responsibility means that the company acknowledges that their surrounding community grants them the privilege of serving them, so the company must give thanks. Horizon Auto Shipping, Inc. in Houston, Texas gives thanks each year, in part, by donating to charitable organizations.

The really hard task then becomes to choose which organization is “most worthy” of a portion of their profits. There are so many worthy charities. This year they decided on three. Bob Woodruff Foundation, Helping Heroes on the Homefront, has a mission to help wounded soldiers and their families thrive after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It reminds us that The Foundation reminds us that since September 11, 2001, 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and now, they’re coming home.

American Red Cross, has as its mission to help people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to make landfall in history, touched down on the Philippines on November 7, 2013 bringing nationwide devastation to this small island in the Pacific.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America whose mission it is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. What better way to give back to the community we serve than to invest in our precious gifts which are our children?

"They would not be fully honoring our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility without filling a shoebox or two to bring to the Houston International Seamen’s Center right here in Houston," says Mardy Schweitzer-CEO of Horizon Auto. These Centers are a “home away from home” for seafarers visiting the Port of Houston. The Center for Seafarers' Rights works to improve laws and practices that protect mariners and increase the safety and security of the maritime industry.

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