TROY, Mich., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: MTOR) first Global Service Day on Wednesday, April 25 will impact the lives of women and families around the world through a variety of efforts, including donations to shelters and housing organizations, and food and clothing donations to local organizations. This event reinforces the company's commitment to diversity initiatives and social responsibility in the communities it serves and is being led by Meritor's Women's Business Resource Group.
Global Service Day will involve thousands of Meritor employees worldwide supporting 16 local charities in four countries on three continents.
"Global Service Day was developed to aid charities around the world that support women or women's issues," said Barbara Novak, Meritor vice president and corporate secretary, who also serves as the executive sponsor of the Meritor's Women Business Resource Group. "It showcases the diverse way that common societal issues are addressed on a local basis. Meritor employees are investing in their local communities and improving the quality of life through their volunteer service."
Among the activities planned for Global Service Day are:
- Food and funds donated to a domestic violence shelter in Ontario, Canada
- Helping to build homes for needy families in Franklin, Kentucky
- Hand-making soap to donate to the needy in Shanghai, China
- Providing financial support for families of children with cancer in Osasco, Brazil
Recently, Meritor launched the "Power of Volunteering" employee volunteer initiative to achieve 40,000 hours of employee community service by 2020. Global Service Day is one way Meritor is helping to promote and achieve this company goal.
For more information about Meritor's volunteerism and sustainability efforts, visit meritor.com.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.
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