People

People

We know that our business practices affect a wide array of stakeholders. Whether we are engaging with employees, customers, suppliers, community members, or others, we understand that we have a responsibility to positively impact the people with whom we interact. Continued investment in the development, health, safety, and well-being of all our stakeholders supports us on our journey toward sustainability.

Charitable Contributions

Our Charitable Contributions Committee was very active throughout 2017 supporting various philanthropic causes. The committee allocated $645,188 in donations — more than our company has ever donated in the past. As Hunter Industries continues to grow, so will our ability to give back financially to support our communities.

 

Community Engagement

On a warm Saturday in the summer of 2017, we rallied our employees and business park neighbors to host a food-packing event with nonprofit organization Friends & Family Community Connection (FFCC) to pack more than 300,000 meals for families in need in Haiti. This came on the heels of a similar event in 2016, where we packed 60,000 meals for families in need. Events such as these show our increasing impact on community engagement.

Wellness Center

Our state-of-the-art Wellness Center in San Marcos continues to challenge employees to stay healthy by offering a wide array of fitness programs. In addition to exercise machines and other equipment, the Wellness Center offers 25 weekly classes, ranging from yoga and Pilates to kickboxing and CrossFit-style training for its more than 130 daily visitors. The Wellness Center also organizes special events throughout the year, including 5K/10K run/walks, fitness challenges, and healthy commitment pledges. To encourage a culture of wellness, Hunter Industries subsidizes gym fees for employees who are not based in San Marcos.

Customer Training

As a member of the landscape industry, we take seriously our responsibility to educate customers and end users on best practices for design, installation, and maintenance when working with our products. Proper application of Hunter products reduces natural resource use while ensuring a long-lasting, healthy landscape. To equip our customers with the right knowledge and tools to do their jobs to the best of their ability, we develop and support a comprehensive library of digital training and testing resources. Last year, viewers watched over 85,000 hours of irrigation and lighting educational videos and successfully completed 23,268 training courses.