Employees of C.H. Robinson earned their company recognition for the second consecutive year in the category of workplace giving because of their efforts to help nonprofit organizations help others.
Minnesota Business magazine honored the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson for its employees’ 14-year history of supporting the MinnDakotas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, according to a news release.
Ross Marcus, development manager for the chapter, said in the release that C.H. Robinson has one of the largest corporate teams during the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Mall of America. He said the “passion of the C.H. Robinson employees has been the engine of growth behind the event.”
Since first participating with a small group in 2001, “Team Robinson” has gathered more and more participants, turning out 645 strong for this year’s event, according to the release. C.H. Robinson and its employees have raised over $548,000 for the MinnDakota’s chapter since 2001.
“Awards like this are a reminder that giving back is embedded in our company culture and that the same ingenuity and hard work that help us succeed as a company, also help make our communities better places to live and work,” Angie Freeman, vice president of human resources, said in the release.