RTI International is committed to practicing responsible corporate citizenship that directly reflects our mission to improve the human condition. Though an independent nonprofit ourselves, we support a wide variety of community-based social service organizations, scientific and educational outreach activities, civic groups, and the local business community.
We also are committed to being a role model for environmental sustainability through programs designed to measure and reduce the impact of our business operations on the environment. Individually, many RTI staff members bring our mission to life by volunteering their time and resources to support our communities.
This year marks our seventh at our North Carolina headquarters as host of a community-supported agriculture program. This program gives our employees and those of other companies in the Research Triangle Park area access to locally grown and organic produce and meats. We took on this role to encourage sustainable agriculture practices and give staff access to fresh alternatives to supermarket foods, which travel an average of 1,300 miles before they reach consumers. The program also supports local growers and helps slow the loss of local farmlands.
Read more about our corporate citizenship programs and initiatives in the following pages.