Gerdau values giving back to all the communities in which it operates. Internationally we support food banks, shelters, research organizations and educational institutions, among other non-profits.
For more than a century, Gerdau has been committed to the social development of the regions where it operates. Since 2018, Gerdau’s social actions have followed the strategy of transforming realities through ENTREPRENEURSHIP in three pillars: EDUCATION, HOUSING, and RECYCLING. It is our belief that with decent housing, knowledge for personal and professional development, and care for the environment, we will achieve a more just and sustainable society. And why entrepreneurship? Because it empowers people who are committed to building a better future.
The Gerdau Volunteering Program is based on the belief that all of us play an important role in achieving the common good. Each Gerdau location has a social responsibility committee that helps identify and drive volunteer activities in the local community. Our goal in 2023 is to mobilize 20% of our employees to volunteer their time and talents to transfer knowledge and seek solutions for problems affecting communities.
Habitat for Humanity
Our purpose is to empower people who build the future, and Habitat for Humanity is an organization that supports this purpose by building affordable homes for families. Gerdau employees throughout the U.S. participate in Habitat for Humanity builds several times each year.
Every month, employees from Gerdau’s Jackson, Michigan special steel office serve lunch at the Interfaith Shelter, which is a non-profit that provides emergency shelter and meals to people in need. The organization serves more than 65,000 meals annually.
Gerdau locations throughout the U.S. and Canada participate in United Way’s annual giving campaign. Employee donations support health, education and financial stability. Gerdau also participates in the United Way's Day of Caring, which is an initiative that involves hands-on volunteerism at various non-profit organizations.