Corporate Citizenship

“If the world is better for our lives, that influence will go on forever.”

— Judson Moss Bemis

When Judson Moss Bemis founded his bag manufacturing company in 1858, he instilled a philanthropic vision that has remained an important component of Bemis’ company culture for over 150 years.

Contributing to a variety of social, educational, and human welfare causes takes many forms at all Bemis Company locations. Through employee volunteerism, corporate sponsorships, and monetary donations, Bemis helps enrich communities and continues to carry on a tradition of giving back that began so long ago.

Bemis Foundation provided support for Wisconsin’s Neenah/Menasha Best Friends Special Olympics received monetary support from Bemis Company Foundation. Bemis Company Foundation has supported the Salvation Army Fox Cities.

Bemis Company Foundation

The primary vehicle for Bemis Company contributions in the United States is through the Bemis Company Foundation. Founded in 1959, the Foundation is funded entirely by the Company and provides charitable contributions to Social Welfare & Health, Educational, and Cultural & Civic programs.

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Bemis Global

Bemis’ Dixie Toga supported after school programs

Community involvement is embraced at Bemis’ global operations in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Each country’s Bemis operation structures its philanthropic practices independently, yet all believe strongly in corporate citizenship.  Bemis’ Asia Pacific operations have supported a wide range of organizations including Singapore’s Children’s Cancer Foundation and the National Heart Institute of Malaysia. The Company’s Dixie Toga business in Brazil uses money collected from a company recycling program to fund community programs and support social projects.

2013 Annual Report
Bemis Company Corporate Responsibility Report 2011

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