Community Affairs


The Core Values in the Hillenbrand Operating Model indicate that employees are to be responsible corporate citizens committed to the health and safety of people and involved in their local communities. Hillenbrand is continuing its sustainability journey and our communities play a vital role.


As part of our larger sustainability initiative, Hillenbrand has adopted the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global multi-year journey to “Make Global Goals Local Business” by driving awareness and responsible business action to support the achievement of the goals. Because of this, we strive to impact the Sustainable Development Goals through our strategic partnerships. 



When we partner with an organization, we ensure that it supports our company values, cultivates growth within the organization, and drives an increased value in the community. Our work together must engage, educate and have an end-market focus. Therefore, we align our efforts with the following areas to drive the best partnership strategy and make an impact: Health & Safety, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Education & Trade Skills, and Benefitting the Environment.

Community engagement has been part of the corporate mindset since the early days of Hillenbrand. Today, we strive to make our community involvement consist of more than just writing a check. We want to be engaged and understand what our community does, who they serve, and how they bring value.

One Campaign

In 2016, Hillenbrand launched a community engagement initiative: the One Campaign. The One Campaign has been historically built on four main concepts:

• One day of service

• One week of community volunteerism

• One month of an educational awareness campaign and in-kind donation drive

• One year of a significant corporate contribution that will “move the needle” in the community

In 2019, we aligned the focus of the Company’s One Campaign to the UN Global Compact SDGs, while preserving the campaign’s historical framework and emphasizing collaboration and innovation.

If you are interested in partnering with us on this initiative in the future, please contact us.