As one of the world’s largest food companies, Kraft is focused on fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles around the world. And to help us make the biggest impact possible, we’re teaming up with leading non-profit organizations that specialize in these areas. Kraft gives nearly $100 million in food, cash donations and volunteer support annually to hundreds of non-profit organizations to help us address these pressing needs in communities worldwide. And when disaster strikes, we also send food, donate money and volunteer our time to help those who need it the most.
As we look for ways to give back globally, we also help out in our own backyards. Around the world, our employees generously give back by donating their time, talent, food and funds to make their neighborhoods a better place. We’re proud to share with you some of the many ways Kraft’s great people and brands help make a difference in the communities where we live and work. As one of the world’s largest food companies, Kraft is focused on fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles around the world. And to help us make the biggest impact possible, we’re teaming up with leading non-profit organizations that specialize in these areas.
Kraft gives nearly $100 million in food, cash donations and volunteer support annually to hundreds of non-profit organizations to help us address these pressing needs in communities worldwide. And when disaster strikes, we also send food, donate money and volunteer our time to help those who need it the most.
As we look for ways to give back globally, we also help out in our own backyards. Around the world, our employees generously give back by donating their time, talent, food and funds to make their neighborhoods a better place. We’re proud to share with you some of the many ways Kraft’s great people and brands help make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
Kraft Foods has been a partner with NLCI since 2003, when Kraft Foods approached NLCI about the possibility of creating a program to address the obesity issue in the Latino community. Kraft Foods has contributed over $5 million to support Salsa, Sabor y Salud by supporting NLCI and providing grants to community-based organizations.
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is a community relations and philanthropic non-profit funded by Ford Motor Company. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009, Ford Fund supports initiatives and institutions that foster and promote innovation in education, greater automotive safety and American heritage and diversity. National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS), which provides 21st century skills-based curriculum to more than 40,000 high school students; and Ford Driving Skills for Life, which has taught safe driving skills to more than 337,000 young drivers. In addition, the Ford Volunteer Corps, established in 2005, enlists the help of thousands of Ford employees and retirees who volunteer their time to continue Ford's legacy of community service worldwide. For more information about programs made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, please visit www.community.ford.com, www.volunteer.ford.com or www.abrighterfuture.ford.com.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education-from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. NEA believes every child in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education. In pursuing its mission, NEA has determined that we will focus the energy and resources of our 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.
Southwest Airlines Co. ("Southwest") is a major domestic airline that provides primarily short haul, high-frequency, point-to-point, low-fare service. Southwest was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Today Southwest operates over 500 Boeing 737 aircraft in 66 cities. Southwest has among the lowest cost structures in the domestic airline industry and consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares. Southwest also has one of the best overall Customer Service records. LUV is our stock exchange symbol, selected to represent our home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of our Employee and Customer relationships.
Southwest Airlines gives back to the communities we serve through a program titled Share the Spirit. Southwest Airlines is rooted in the idea that giving back keeps our Company thriving. While we’ve been “Sharing the Spirit” for our nearly 38-year history, it became a formal program in 2006. Making our communities a better place to live and work is the goal of the Share the Spirit program. As part of the program, Southwest Airlines supports communities through Employee volunteerism, community outreach, charitable contributions, and corporate social responsibility.
In 2008, Southwest Airlines Employees reached out to individuals, families, and entire communities to provide help where it was needed. Southwest Airlines Employees reported more than 20,490 volunteer hours during 2008. Southwest Airlines Employees conducted more than 80 Share the Spirit events systemwide. These Employee volunteerism events ranged from planting trees to feeding the less fortunate to cleaning up communities.
Univision is the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision has consistently proven itself as a leader and innovator in the broadcast industry. In 1961, the first Spanish-language UHF station in the U.S. was started in San Antonio, Texas to serve the local Hispanic community. This station, KWEX, was part of Univision's predecessor, Spanish International Network (SIN), and today is a Univision owned and operated station. In 1970, Univision became the first U.S. network to provide live coverage of the World Cup soccer championship and six years later, Univision made history once again when it became the first U.S. broadcast television network to link its affiliates via satellite. In 1979, the Galavisión network was launched as the first Spanish-language cable network in the U.S. In 1981, Univision also became the first company in the U.S. authorized to receive programming from a foreign country via satellite.
Univision has supported NLCI from the beginning providing expertise, funding and resources to further the organization’s mission.
Univision Network - The leading Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 97% of all U.S. Hispanic television households.
TeleFutura Network - A general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households.
Galavisión - The leading Spanish-language cable television network, reaching 8 million U.S. Hispanic cable households.
Univision and TeleFutura Television Groups - The Univision Television Group is the owner and operator of 19 full-power and 8 low-power Univision Network. The TeleFutura Television Group is the owner and operator of 18 full-power and 13 low-power TeleFutura Network stations. The Univision Television Group is also the owner and operator of 3 full-power stations in Puerto Rico, and the owner of 1 full-power station in Bakersfield and 2 low-power stations in Sacramento.
Univision Radio - The largest Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the United States, which owns and/or programs 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 United States Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico.
Univision Interactive Media - Univision Interactive Media, is the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Communications Inc. owns and operates Univision Online, Inc., the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., located at www.univision.com, and Univision Móvil, delivering the industry's most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings, including in-show wireless integrations, mobile video, SMS and Premium SMS programs, mobile portals, mobile advertising and an extensive downloadable content catalog.
Aetna is dedicated to helping people achieve health and financial security by providing easy access to safe, cost-effective, high-quality health care and protecting their finances against health-related risks. Building on our 156-year heritage, Aetna will be a leader cooperating with doctors and hospitals, employers, patients, public officials and others to build a stronger, more effective health care system.
Aetna’s focus on corporate responsibility is evident in everything we do, from adherence to strict ethical guidelines and corporate governance standards to longstanding support of the communities where we do business. We have a clear track record for social responsibility that starts with our member-focused mission statement and set of values and culminates in responsible business policies and practices. It is a record that speaks directly to the priorities of many firms today that want and expect to do business with socially responsible companies.
Nothing speaks to our commitment to responsible leadership more visibly and resolutely than the activities of our independent charitable and philanthropic arm, the Aetna Foundation. Founded in 1972, the Foundation helps build healthy communities by promoting volunteerism, forming partnerships and funding initiatives that improve the quality of life where our employees and customers work and live.
In 2008, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation contributed $25.5 million in grants and sponsorships, with more than $5.7 million directed to help address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The Foundation’s giving focuses on health, diversity, and employee community involvement. Since 2003, employees have logged 1.6 million hours of community service. Aetna has joined Kraft Foods to expand Salsa, Sabor y Salud into new communities.
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. OMH has developed cultural competencies to make health care more accessible to all.
OMH was established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health program activities affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. OMH and its regional staff also work closely with State offices of minority and multicultural health.
Founded in 1991 and funded by distillers, The Century Council is a national, independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, chaired by the Honorable Susan Molinari. An independent National Advisory Board comprised of distinguished leaders in education, medicine, government, business, and other relevant disciplines assists us in the development of programs and policies.
Since our inception, alcohol-related traffic fatalities have decreased by 18%, and 30-day alcohol consumption among 8th graders, 10th graders, 12th graders, and college students has declined by 37%, 33%, 20%, and 11% respectively since 1991. While we cannot lay claim to all the progress, our contributions continue to make a strong impact in the fight against drunk driving and in delaying the onset of alcohol consumption by America's youth.
We believe that collective action brings about lasting change. We work with all members of the community – law enforcement, public officials, educators, parents, and students – in our fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.