United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) is thrilled to celebrate one of our 2024 Cornerstone Partner, Nutrien, as part of a year-long series highlighting companies giving back to our community. Our Cornerstone Partners directly support critical day-to-day operations at UWLC, ensuring that 94% of all donor-designated gifts go directly to support local nonprofit programs. Nutrien is a Longs Peak Cornerstone Partner dedicated to supporting UWLC and the Larimer County community. Learn more about our Cornerstone Partner program here.

Through their corporate giving and volunteering efforts, Nutrien demonstrates that giving back to the community is a top priority. UWLC staff connected with Nutrien to learn more about their corporate volunteerism commitment and what drives their culture of giving.

What drives Nutrien’s commitment to giving back to the local community?

Nutrien strives to meaningfully contribute to the communities, globally and locally, where we operate. We collaborate with community partners who share our values and approach. Driven by Nutrien’s Sustainability strategy and inspired by our commitment to the UN Sustainable Develop Goals, Nutrien supports community initiatives that align with our four focus areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Inclusive Industry and Resilient Communities.

How do Nutrien employees benefit from volunteering and giving back?

Through our Matching Gift and Employee Volunteer programs, our employees are empowered to give back to the causes they care about most while supporting Nutrien’s purposefeeding the future, on a personal level. Volunteering is linked to many personal and mental health benefits as well – including increased self-esteem and motivation, a stronger social network and reduced stress. Through authentic and collaborative community engagement, we’re proud to contribute to the growth of strong and healthy communities where our people live and work.

What suggestions does Nutrien have for other companies seeking to get involved with their local communities and volunteerism?

What has worked for us is developing an impact-driven strategy for our community relations and investments, that aligns with our company purpose and culture and supports our business goals.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about Nutrien’s commitment to the community?

The Nutrien Community Relations strategy is supported by our dedication to authentic community outreach and engagement. Nutrien takes a proactive approach to consulting with community leaders on outreach plans. We rely on receiving input from stakeholders across our community footprint to strengthen our contributions and promote transparency. We also engage with our communities by participating in community events, as members of Community Advisory Panels, Chambers of Commerce and other civic or charitable organizations. Our corporate commitment includes ongoing, two-way stakeholder dialogue to ensure that our investments reflect our diverse communities and their needs to maximize positive outcomes. Our approach to Community Relations governs how Nutrien engages communities at every opportunity. The environmental, social and economic health of communities is a priority for us. Nutrien is an active and contributing member of our local and global community, by creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

United Way of Larimer County’s Cornerstone Program underwrites our management and general costs so that your dollars can have the most impact in our community. Learn more about our Cornerstone Partner program here.

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