Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for business. Our core philosophy is anchored in a belief that for a business to survive and prosper, it must develop and use its capabilities to create sustainable value for both its customers and society. The purpose of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the communities where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work.
We believe that self-reliance and economic fortitude are indispensable components of vibrant communities. The Foundation primarily invests our resources in four key areas that are essential to creating and sustaining strong communities: Education, Environment, Community Enrichment, and Entrepreneurship. Georgia-Pacific leverages these four key areas ("The Four Es") to impact communities.
Since 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has partnered with thousands of community-based programs that have brought tremendous value to the places where our employees live and work. We continue to contribute to innovative and needed community outreach initiatives across a broad spectrum, including, disaster relief efforts, the establishment of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and various service projects facilitated by ServiceForce, GP employee volunteers.
We believe that community outreach takes on many forms, but the end result must always be to add value to the organizations and communities we support.