Employees Volunteer In-Person for the First Time Since Pandemic to Clean Up New Jersey Beaches BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY – July 14, 2021 – Today, Brother International Corporation’s New Jersey headquarters office announced its first in-person volunteer activity since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. On July 19th and August 19th Brother employees will participate in beach cleanup events in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in Highlands, New Jersey. As part of its strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility, Brother offers employees two Cultural/Civic Responsibility days per year to dedicate their time and contribute to the causes they care about most.
“We are delighted to partner with Clean Ocean Action for Brother International’s first inperson volunteer event in more than a year due to the pandemic,” said Don Cummins, President, Brother International Corporation. “Helping to keep New Jersey beaches clean for our fellow residents, as well as to protect marine wildlife, is a tradition we can’t wait to resume and reinforces our commitment to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Brother Group’s Environmental Vision 2050.”
Clean Ocean Action’s Corporate Beach Sweeps program is vital for the entire state, as litter is harmful to animals who mistake it for food or become entangled in it, as well as adversely affecting New Jersey’s tourism and coastal economy. By removing debris, volunteers are making New Jersey’s beaches and waterways safer for marine life and more enjoyable for beach-goers. In 2019, volunteers from 19 corporations removed an impressive 60,871 pieces of debris at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area.