Our approach to community relations is strongly interwoven with our commercial operations and goals. We forge personal, lasting relationships with local partners in the communities in which we operate, because for us, building strong, sustainable communities is more than just a business – it’s a way of life.
We Listen > Learn > Deliver. It’s that simple.
- Listen - Before we start a project, we take time to talk with the people involved and listen to their needs, whether it's the local authority, welfare departments, non-profit organizations, grassroots initiatives, etc.
- Learn - We learn the issues that are the most important to the community in the short term, and their long-term hopes and dreams for growth and support.
- Deliver – We support local initiatives to strengthen communities by giving them the assistance they really need.
Social Policy Principles
After decades of social investment, we have codified the following principles by which our investment is prioritized and measured:
1. Alignment with the company’s core business. We aspire to align our social and community investment with the company’s business goals, including cultivation of the future generation. Accordingly, we grant priority to projects that advance education in our areas of operation: chemistry, agriculture, and sustainability, in addition to excellence and leadership.
2. Geographical focus. As part of our commitment to the communities surrounding our sites, we prioritize projects that are active in these areas.
3. Long-term partnership with the potential for independent continuation. To increase our impact on the community, we prefer to accompany our social partners for a period of about 3 years after establishing support. At the same time, we examine the organization’s ability to continue its work independently after we leave the project, to ensure that we do not create dependency on our ongoing financial support.
4. Measurable impact on society. We prefer to support projects with measurable goals and targets, in order to optimally assess the impact of the investment and to review continuing support for the next year. We prefer to make a focused contribution that can be fully exploited, and in which the benefit exceeds the financial cost.
5. Employee engagement. We prefer to support projects that engage our People as volunteers.
We invest in dozens of programs in education, health, environmental sustainability and social welfare, based on collaboration with local partners in the communities in which we operate around the world. Through a combination of cash donations, volunteering and mentoring we are positively impacting thousands of people through these efforts. Learn more about ADAMA’s social investment projects.