Corporate Social Responsibility

Our associates support many social projects around the world. Most of these projects start by an initiative of associates. Individual initiatives are in line with our Gore culture and Gore supports these projects. A selection of these projects will be featured on this page.

United Way: Improving lives in the US

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The organization improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. Gore is an active member in the United Way program. In 2014 our employees contributed around $650,000 to the nonprofit organization in the United States. As it has for more than 15 years, Gore matched all contributions between $25 and $10,000, which brought the 2014 grand total to more than $1.3 million. “Through the campaign, Gore is able to support causes that are near and dear to associates and help address the underlying causes behind some of our communities’ biggest challenges,” noted Kent Smith, who championed the 2014 eastern cluster campaign with Cindy George and Dave Holsten. The United Way movement touches both of Gore’s major U.S. plant clusters: Gore ranks as the top organizational donor in Flagstaff, Arizona, while we were recognized last year by United Way of Delaware for our 94 percent increase in pledges in our eastern U.S. plants over a four-year period.

The Chesapeake Wilderness Institute (CWI)

The Chesapeake Wilderness Institute (CWI) program is a completely outdoor, residential wilderness educational program designed to immerse students in nature. Gore is a sponsor of CWI at NorthBay, US, a 5 day/4 night intensive experience combining wilderness skills and character education. NorthBay challenges students to look at their own world and the larger world that surrounds them. Using the rustic wilderness as a teaching medium, students are guided to think critically about how their attitudes and actions affect their “outdoor” community and their future. During their week at NorthBay, students engage in inquiry-based investigative studies of Chesapeake Bay ecosystems which in turn empower them to make choices about what they see and experience in the environment. This gives them a new perspective into their daily lives and teaches them the importance of making positive choices.

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Gore Code of Conduct

In support of the Gore culture, which align with industry-specific requirements, we have adopted “Gore Fabrics Guidelines on Social Responsibility”.

Great Place to Work®

For some years now Gore has repeatedly received international “Best Workplace” awards of Great Place to Work® in a number of regions.

Environmental Responsibility

Gore Fabrics is committed to improving its environmental impact through a responsible approach throughout its value chain.