Navigating the way to a better future.
is one of the fastest growing car companies in the U.S., and as sales
have grown, so has our role as a responsible corporate citizen. We're
continually increasing our efforts to positively impact the communities
we're in. In fact, one of our company's core values is Globality. This
means we're always working to enhance the quality of life for people
everywhere-to strive for a safe, diverse, and prosperous world.
Youth & Education
Supporting schools across America.
At the heart of Kia's community partnerships is our dedication to youth
empowerment and education. Kia is proud to partner with
DonorsChoose.org-a revolutionary charity program that makes it easy to
give back to public schools across America. What's really special about
this program is that teachers ask for specific items so donors can
choose the projects that inspire them the most. DonorsChoose.org has
already raised nearly $193 million for public schools nationwide, and we
want to drive this number even higher. In just two years, Kia's "Double
Your Impact" donation matching program raised the company's total
impact to $5 million, supporting nearly 500k students across the
country. Because children, like cars, need preparation for a long,
Health & Safety
Smarter drivers. Safer streets.
Kia, we're committed to helping keep drivers safe on the road. Beyond
building high-quality vehicles, we want to help create smarter, more
responsible drivers. That's why we've partnered with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be
Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), a teen pro-active driving school.
Together we're providing teens and their parents with free, hands-on
defensive driving training-so that they can gain lifesaving skills that
will last a lifetime.
Sustainability & Environment
Kia thinks green. And acts it, too.
Sustainability plays an integral role in our vision for a better future.
That's why we've partnered with The Ecology Center in Orange County,
CA-a regional hub for practical eco education. They provide the
community fun, hands-on activities that highlight empowering and
cutting-edge environmental perspectives. These are eco solutions that
can be applied at a community level. Each household can make a
difference toward a sustainable future.
Kia has also partnered
with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, CA-a non-profit
organization dedicated to saving the lives of marine mammals stranded
along the California coastline. Increasing public awareness of the
marine environment through education and research is another main
initiative. From our employees volunteering at the facility, to
sponsorship of seals, to participating in exclusive release ceremonies,
Kia has a special place in its heart for these beloved animals.
addition to our partnerships, we have significant internal
sustainability efforts. We push everything from green manufacturing
practices to delivering high fuel efficiency across our entire vehicle
lineup. Kia is dedicated to being a leader in the area of environmental
consciousness. In fact, we've been on Interbrand's list of the 50 Best
Global Green Brands for the last two years. We want to help create a
healthy world with clean resources for present and future generations.