Corporate Social Responsibility
As a global leader in the development and commercialization of biorational products, Valent BioSciences (VBC) has a strong commitment to both sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In fact, being a responsible corporate citizen has been ingrained in our culture since the company’s founding. Today, it remains at the forefront of everything we do.
Our CSR activities begin with an annual global initiative that produces unique projects led by our companies, our locations, and our employees. As a result, VBC employees can make a bigger impact not only in the places where we make and sell our products, but with the people who use them.
In selecting corporate social responsibility projects, we prioritize opportunities that support the fundamental targets of our business: food, the environment, and public health.
We also focus our CSR activities on benefiting the communities in which VBC operates, which also helps establish and maintain strong local institutional and personal ties.
The goal of these activities is to:
- Empower employees to give back to their communities
- Reinforce company values
- Promote teambuilding
Our CSR programs provide strong opportunities for VBC to give back in many ways – from the corporate level down to individual employees. Some of the many non-profit organizations we support include:
- Lake County Forest Preserves
- Bernie’s Book Bank
- Northern Illinois Food Bank
- Feed My Starving Children
In addition, VBC hosts educational tours and field trips for local schools and supports outreach through staff volunteer opportunities in the communities where we live and work. By hosting and participating in school events, we inspire young minds to cconsider science as a career path.
Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, nearly 200 member countries of the United Nations adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change by the year 2030. VBC technologies directly impact nearly half of these audacious goals:
- Drive sustainable manufacturing
- Deliver products with low environmental impact
- Promote soil health
- Reduce postharvest food loss
- Protect and preserve public health
- Protect and preserve forest health
- Foster corporate social responsibility
To learn more about the company’s commitment to the SDGs, view the VBC Sustainability Report here.