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Through corporate contributions, Visteon demonstrates to its neighbors in communities where it operates that the company cares about them, their families and their future. Visteon supports the belief that a cohesive society is an essential foundation for business success, and that companies thrive with healthier, better-educated and more productive people. Visteon's contributions are concentrated in two focus areas: youth and the environment.

Visteon has funded programs around the world that improve the lives of children by providing food, shelter, health care and mentoring activities. Funding has also been provided for environmental programs that preserve and protect the environment, including the establishment of parks and the protection of wildlife.


Examples of Community Success – 2014
Chelmsford – Children in Need
Electronics and HVCC employees at Visteon's corporate offices in Chelmsford (VECO), UK, got into the spirit of giving to raise money for the UK charity "Children in Need." Events throughout the week of Nov. 10-14 included a charity car wash carried out by the students on placement at VECO, the auctioning of directors' parking spaces for a day, a company raffle, and a dress-up Friday with a superhero theme. "Children in Need" is the BBC's UK corporate charity and the largest national aid event in the country. It raises money to change the lives of thousands of children across the UK.
Career Day – Germany
The Visteon and HVCC teams in Germany welcomed young students to the Kerpen office for an annual career event called "Girls and Boys Day." The event offered students aged 11-15 insight into work life and was designed to stimulate their interest in engineering professions. The initiative is particularly focused on increasing girls' interest in technical careers.
Employees’ Children Spend Day at Work in U.S.
Hundreds of children and grandchildren of Visteon employees spent a day at the company's corporate offices and innovation center in Van Buren Township, Michigan, as part of the national "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." The children participated in various hands-on activities, exploring different career paths and learning about Visteon and HVCC. The theme of the 2014 national event was "Plant a Seed … Grow a Future."

HVCC Turkey Supports Children’s Blood Cancer Charity
HVCC made a donation to support LÖSEV, a foundation in Turkey supporting children diagnosed with leukemia. The donation was used to purchase gifts from the foundation and distribute them to employees during national Children's Day celebrations. Children's Day was set up by the founder of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, following the establishment of the Turkish parliament. The annual celebration now draws international attention as children from all over the world travel to Turkey to join the festivities.

Employees Support U.S. Food Bank
HVCC commercial and program management team members volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit to help local people in need. For the past 34 years, Gleaners Food Bank has been helping the hungry by distributing more than 41 million pounds of emergency food to 550 different partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in southeast Michigan. Of every dollar donated, 94 cents is directed to food and food programs. Employees at Visteon have a long history supporting Gleaners and other accredited charitable organizations through volunteerism and monetary donations.

UK Students Get Opportunity to Develop Electronics Concepts
Visteon gave engineering and finance students in the UK an opportunity to design, develop and present new electronics concepts aligned with the company’s future direction. The project involved college students who were spending a year away from their respective universities to work within industry. The program tested their team-building, problem-solving and management capabilities, as well as more creative skills needed to devise and produce a feasible concept and working prototype. The nine-month program also helped participating students learn to manage their time efficiently.

Life Remodeled Team Makes an Impact
The Visteon and HVCC volunteer team from Grace Lake Corporate Center in Van Buren Township, Michigan, participated in the cleanup of a Detroit neighborhood through the Life Remodeled program. With the help of volunteers and donors, Life Remodeled worked to transform three schools and 100 square blocks of their surrounding neighborhoods, utilizing 12,000-15,000 volunteers from various organizations over a period of six days.
UK Employees Help Little Havens Children’s Hospice
Visteon electronics and climate employees in the UK returned to Little Havens Hospice – a facility that cares for children with life-limiting illnesses and provides vital family support – to offer a helping hand in maintaining the site’s 100-acre grounds. Based in Thundersley meadowland, Essex, Little Havens was opened in 1998 and provides a wide range of 24-hour help and care to youngsters in the area every day of the year.
Holland, Michigan, Employees Attack Childhood Hunger
For the fifth year, Visteon employees in Holland, Michigan, volunteered at Kids’ Food Basket – a not-for-profit organization focused on "attacking childhood hunger." The foundation began more than 10 years ago and is primarily concerned with ensuring children in the community do not go to bed hungry. Kids’ Food Basket has grown to serve more 7,000 youths at 30 schools each day in greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. The children served by Kids’ Food Basket attend schools in an area where the vast majority of students live at or below the poverty level.
Employees in China Run for Charity
A total of 101 Visteon and HVCC employees in China – the largest contingent in the past few years – took part in the 2014 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a race of 5.6 kilometers (about 3.5 miles) that raises money for not-for-profit organizations. In total, more than 8,200 runners, representing 240 companies, ran in support of this charity event. J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge donated entry fees to a local non-profit organization, Ai You Foundation, which focuses on providing medical assistance to poor children and orphans in China.