Through its Community Relations Program, Lexmark strives to be a good corporate citizen within the communities where its employees work and play. As a global company, Lexmark’s goal is to have a highly diverse and inclusive workplace. Volunteerism is at the heart of Lexmark, too. Lexmark encourages employees to give their time, talent and resources to neighbors where they live and work worldwide.
Here's how Lexmark and its employees are making a difference in the lives of others through the power of Lexmark's three community priorities--STEM education, diversity, and volunteerism.
With a commitment to STEM education, Lexmark teaches student groups programming, tutors underprivileged children in Science and Math, and rewards local STEM teachers. Through these opportunities, students are introduced to potential careers and Lexmark creates a pipeline for future employees. Visiting students are not just taught programming. They learn the importance of sustainability when they tour the new LEED certified Lenexa campus, built utilizing the latest in energy efficient and recycled materials.
Largely through Diversity Network Groups (DNGs), Lexmark is proactive in making its work environment one that allows each employee the opportunity to bring his or her complete self to work. Lexmark’s DNGs are employee groups created to foster a more inclusive environment through networking, employee and community engagement, recruiting efforts and diversity awareness. DNGs are established through a grassroots process whereby employees develop programming and events to help advance the mission. Each DNG offers a space where employees can benefit from a supportive network as well as celebrate and share their cultures and individuality with others.
Finally, programs at Lexmark, such as Volunteer Time Off, Volunteer of the Year Award and flexible work policies empower employees to give back to their communities and make a difference. In June 2015, the Enterprise Software Release Management team spent a work day painting a home and staining a deck for a Kansas City, Kansas family in need through A Brush With Kindness. A Brush With Kindness helps preserve and revitalize existing homes by offering painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe and refreshed homes.