COMMUNITIES — SAFETY — ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITIES SAFETY ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION AND COMMUNITY REPORT 2015
POLARIS DONATES STRATEGICALLY TO THREE AREAS: COMMUNITY YOUTH ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT SAFETY & LAND ACCESS
FROM THE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT Polaris Industries Inc. has a long history and a passion for designing, engineering and manufacturing innovative, high-quality products. Our employees put that same drive into giving back to our communities. Polaris is dedicated to the long-term investment in the communities where we live, work and play. Creating healthy communities where our employees live is central to our vision. In addition to financial grants and product donations, our giving includes the time, talent and expertise of our employees. In 2015, Polaris contributed monetary and product donations worth more than $3 million. These donations focused on community development, youth safety, and the environment and trail preservation. MORE THAN $ 3 MILLION Financial and Product Donations Through giving and volunteering, Polaris and its employees work hard to make our communities better places. Stacy Bogart President, Polaris Foundation
UNITED WAY The pinnacle of Polaris’ community giving COMMUNITY in the Twin Cities area is our employees’ DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS support of the United Way. Our annual giving goal is exceeded year after year. In 2015, our employee participation rate was almost 99%. We are grateful to all of our employee volunteers who go the extra mile, exemplifying our company’s dedication to the growth and well-being of our surrounding communities. $ 2,000,000 $ 1,700,000 $ In 2015, Polaris 1,000,000 and our employees donated more than 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 $1.7 MILLION to the Twin Cities “The partnership between Polaris and the community. United Way runs deep. The snowflakes of generosity from the Polaris team build into a blizzard of good for the Twin Cities community. Expectations are exceeded year after year with the highest participation rate among our company partners. The Twin Cities region is a better, more vibrant community thanks to Polaris.” ~ Sarah Caruso, President of the Greater Twin Cities United Way
SALVATION ARMY Polaris is proud to donate vehicles to The Salvation Army that have been strategically located around the country so they can be quickly mobilized following a hurricane, tornado, flood or other disaster. This nationwide Polaris Rescue and Relief Fleet is instrumental in transporting food, water and medical supplies to those in need. GREATER MINNESOTA HOUSING FUND In an effort to promote development near our Roseau facility, the Polaris Foundation donated $300,000 in support of much needed residential housing. “Our corner of the state faces challenges when it comes to workforce housing. The Tamarack Place project will help businesses and the city to move in the right direction.” ~ Mark Karl, General Manager, Polaris, North America Off-Road Manufacturing $ 300,000 DONATED TO THE GREATER MINNESOTA HOUSING PROJECT
YOUTH SAFETY PARTNERSHIPS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ® Polaris and the Boy Scouts of America have an exclusive and mutually beneficial partnership. This partnership promotes youth off-road safety practices, environmental respect and the benefits of outdoor activities. 14 BSA CAMPS WITH 36,359 SCOUTS EXPOSED 3,728 SCOUTS COMPLETED 637 SCOUTS PARTICIPATED 331 SCOUT LEADERS ATV SAFETY PROGRAMS TO POLARIS ATV ATV SAFETY PROGRAM IN ATV TRAIL BUILDING/ TRAINED IN ASI SAFETY PROGRAM CONSERVATION SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 4-H TRAVELING ATV SAFETY CLASSROOMS The Polaris Foundation sponsors traveling ATV safety classrooms to teach youth 4 TRAVELING ATV 346,400 YOUTH EXPOSED TO safe and responsible riding practices. SAFETY TRAILERS EXHIBITS AT EVENTS 747 4-H YOUTH 35 4-H LEADERS COMPLETED ASI TRAINED IN ASI ATV SAFETY TRAINING SAFETY EDUCATION
NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION Polaris takes seriously our commitment to promote environmentally responsible use of our off-road vehicles. We are proud to work ENVIRONMENT & LAND ACCESS alongside the National Forest Foundation to PARTNERSHIPS ensure that our riders will have healthy, safe and sustainable outdoors for years to come. Polaris and the Polaris Foundation support organizations that promote the NATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY responsible use of VEHICLE CONSERVATION trails and respect COUNCIL FOUNDATION (NOHVCC) for the environment. We partnered with NOHVCC to produce the first-of-its-kind “Great Trails,” a premier resource guide for designing quality off-highway vehicle trail systems that are sustainable and fun. www.nohvcc.org/resources/great-trails TRAILS GRANT PROGRAM Since Polaris launched our T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program in 2006, we have donated more than $1.7 million to snow and ORV groups to ensure the future of safe, legal and accessible riding. In 2015, 21 organizations received T.R.A.I.L.S. grants ranging from $7,000 to $10,000. This past September, Polaris awarded its 200th grant.
EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS At Polaris, we measure success in many ways. Customer satisfaction with our innovative products is an important measure. But, we also evaluate success through the passion and time that employees donate to the communities where we live and work. TEAM POLARIS TEAM Polaris recognizes causes that are important to our employees while strengthening employee relationships and has raised more than $500,000 for local charities. DOLLARS FOR DOERS The Dollars for Doers Program was created to encourage and support our employees in their philanthropic efforts by providing a monetary donation, made to eligible organizations, depending on the amount of time an employee has volunteered. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown exponentially. 2100 HIGHWAY 55 MEDINA, MN 55340 763.542.0500