Community Engagement

We pride ourselves on having some of the most passionate and inspiring people working at Morgan. Not only do our people have a real love of science, maths and technology, but many also follow that passionate spirit through into other aspects of their lives and give back to their local communities.

We want our people to have the freedom to support what they care about most. We share these stories through our internal social media platform Yammer, where you will often see the generous spirit and nature of our employees - from bake sales to cultural celebrations and charity donations to sponsorship events.

As our sites and operations are spread across the globe it gives us the opportunity to work with many communities. We pride ourselves on being involved at a local level and look to understand the communities priorities and concerns.

 

Dedication to Scouting service

Supporting local community is a passion of many members of our Morgan Family across the world, and our Group Financial Systems Manager David is no exception. David’s passion Scouts started with his father, who was a keen Scout whilst growing up and went on to become a leader too; David enjoyed wearing his uniform, learning new skills and playing games with others who shared his interests.

His commitment continued through his teens, moving from performing shows in his early youth, to the Venture Scouts which involved hiking 10s of kilometres in a day and setting up camps in wonderful places. At 20 he made the natural progression to Scout Leader, From the age of 14 he had always helped his father with the Cub Pack, so that was the natural step for him and 38 years later he is am still a Cub Scout Leader.

Being a Scout is very much part of David’s family, with his brother, sons and nieces all becoming Scouts, with many continuing to dedicate their time as leaders too!

During his time in the Scouts, David has supported many fantastic activities. Some of his top highlights include a two-week Scout Camp in the hot summer of 1976, celebrating the 70th anniversary of his scout group, completing an 80km competition hike for 21 hours in the worst weather conditions he had seen, taking 17 Cubs to Normandy for a 4 day trip and the huge achievement of being awarded the Silver Acorn in recognition of specially distinguished service to Scouting  (which, was presented in September 2021).

David commented on his dedication to the Scouts and the joy this fantastic organisation brings: “Being a Scout leader has taught me many skills, it has given me confidence to tackle many new things. I really enjoy watching the young people gain from the experiences that the Scouts gives them. It is great being part of a team that works so well together and watching young people grow in young adults, and in some cases I am now seeing their children join the Cubs.

Being a volunteer is no hardship if you are enjoying yourself and I have never regretted the time I put into Scouting as the rewards are huge. I certainly have not done it for the medal and did not expect to be awarded it, but it is wonderful to be recognised in this way.”

We are very proud of David and his fantastic commitment to supporting the development of young people in his community; what a brilliant way to give back and support the future generation!

Learn more about the Scouts.

Using personal expertise to support the United Way of the CSRA

Our people are keen to help their communities in ways which allows them to share their knowledge and expertise, to achieve the greatest impact.

Our MMS Division HR Director & Group Head of Reward Paige is just one member of our Morgan Family who is dedicated to do just that, putting herself forward to sit on the board of the United Way of the CSRA.

United Way of the CSRA serves six counties in the state of Georgia and two in the state of South Carolina; encompassing urban, suburban and rural communities with diverse needs. The charity ‘unites people and mobilizes community resources to create lasting changes that transform lives’, a mission which Paige felt immediately connected to.

We’re delighted to share that Paige was successful in her community mission, joining her very first United Way of the CSRA board meeting in January this year. In her new position, Paige will part of a team who aspire to have the highest performing board in the non-profit sector and who work collaboratively to provide strong leadership and governance to the organisation.

At Morgan, we are exceptionally proud of Paige for giving her time and knowledge to help support the direction and impact of this fantastic organisation.

Learn more about the United Way of the CSRA’s mission.

Helping Local Families During the Holidays

In the run up to the festive season, we're reminded of the kind and charitable actions of our teams in December 2019.

Our Saint Marys employees in the United States donated to families who needed a little more support during the holidays, through the 'Giving Trees' campaign. This is an amazing scheme which supports the local community during Christmas by providing food, clothing and all the trimmings to make the time special for families.

Thank you to everyone in our Morgan family, who helps their local community.

Keeping the Huangpu River Clean

For several years, volunteers from our Electrical Carbon Shanghai site have been actively involved in the community initiative to clean up floating waste on Huangpu River.

Even this year, with the pandemic impacting the region, the volunteers never stopped. On a Saturday in October, our volunteers travelled to join this important activity. Some employees took along their children to help pass on the importance of volunteering to the future generation. Fantastic efforts by the team!

Educating Local Children on Keeping Safe

Our Coudersport team support their local children via the Officer Phil Child Safety Program.

Officer Phil, which has been run by the Borough Police Department for over 25 years, teaches children how to deal potentially dangerous situations; from fire safety, to stranger danger and responding to emergencies.

Well done to everyone at the site for their dedication to this great local initiative, keeping children safe!

Safety programme certificate

Liu's Personal Community Commitment

We want to take this opportunity to highlight our colleague Liu Zhan's very personal community commitment.

Joining the China Marrow Bank back in 2015, Liu was successfully matched with a patient in May 2020. In early June this year Liu become the first successful donor of hematopoietic stem cells at Wuhan Union Hospital, Hubei province, since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Liu's donation puts into practice the Red Cross spirit of 'humanity, fraternity and dedication'. He has since been awarded a very well deserved five-star volunteer status.

An amazing, inspirational contribution.

Donating Vital Supplies to Local Schools

Since 2013, our Dunn team have completed an annual collection of vital food supplies for children in the school system; supporting those who do not have enough food at home over the weekend and holiday periods.

The Dunn team also 'challenged' other local businesses to participate, with the aim of creating a healthy competition to see who could collect the most. A win-win for all involved, providing lots of food and creating a great sense of achievement for the winners and participants. Our Morgan teams inspire us, thank you for supporting your communities.

Food donations

 

Blood Bank Donations

In September our MKTC Employees in China participated in a voluntary blood donation scheme organised by the Red Cross of Jingmen. What a positive way for the team to give vital blood bank resources to those in need in their local area, well done to those who got involved!

Blood bank donation truck

Celebrating Children's Day

This October our Brazil team celebrated Children's Day, sending a small gift to employees' children. For those of you who aren't familiar with Children's Day, (established in 1954) the aim of the day is to promote international synergy, awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.

A lovely initiative for the families of our team!

Making reusable face masks for the Morgan teams

Our Elkhart site has a long history of supporting others. From donating much-needed items to a local ‘adopted’ family, to collecting and donating books to reading programs, blankets for the homeless, and making cards for nursing home residents, they are always looking for new ways to support their community. When the need arose among our Morgan family sites for reusable face masks to protect our employees from the transmission of COVID-19, the team sprang in to action.

Starting out using a single piece flow method, the team was empowered to solve problems, change methods and use tracking systems to make the mask making station run smoother.  Brainstorming methods led the team to set up an assembly process that allowed for improved output. They learned the steps needed to get suggestions approved and to bring to their problem-solving skills to life. The team is currently focusing on servicing our Morgan family and the orders continue to come in. Just one fantastic example of our Morgan teams supporting each other.

Getting our hands dirty

Our Thermal Ceramics leadership team in the UK spent a week making a difference where it really matters, helping a local specialist primary school for children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and social & communication difficulties. The team got hands on at the school by getting involved with painting, decorating and gardening.

Local donations

Following the festive period of indulgence, some of our UK sites collected food packages and toiletries for donation. Thank you everyone who generously donated to a such worthy cause.

Raising Awareness

Our Brazilian team took the opportunity to focus on key health awareness on their site. They took some time away from their normal working day to educate their employees about prostate cancer and breast cancer; promoting healthy living and ensuring employees were well equipped to spot the signs.

 

For more information on what it is like to work for Morgan, you can hear directly from some of our people