Social Responsibility

csr_globeWe believe that improving air quality and creating safer highways improves the quality of life in all communities we serve.  We also believe we have a responsibility to apply the same technology, expertise, and enthusiasm that have built our company to further our social investments.  Our commitment to society extends from our employees, who give money and volunteer hours, to corporate programs and nonprofit engagements around the world.

As part of our commitment to Social Responsibility, Opus Inspection is the corporate sponsor of the Isaka Memorial Foundation (IMF), which was created by an Opus Inspection employee, born in Kenya.  The IMF provides crucial support for orphaned children in Kenya.  If you are interested in learning more, visit: www.isakamemorial.org

Opus Inspection has selected the Multi-Purpose Hall/School House at the Nyamila Community Center as our first mission in assisting the IMF to provide for those less fortunate.  It is so important to educate and empower our children.  It is something most of us take for granted, but not the orphans that the IMF works with.  This project is estimated to cost $105,556 US Dollars.  We have broken the project down into four phases.  The first phase involves the clearing of the ground, grading of the site, pouring and reinforcement of the concrete and preparing for the vertical beams which are to be set in phase two.  The cost of phase one is $25,000.  Since our employees started payroll deductions and change jars at some of our offices, as well as the company sponsored match, we have raised over $6,000.  We are a quarter of the way to raising the monies needed for this first phase.

The goal of our social investments is to promote innovation, independence and long-term progress.  We want to help build programs and support organizations that thrive well beyond our investment–ones that put skills, confidence, and power into the hands of the people we work with to extend their own abilities.  We believe this multiplies the success of the communities and organizations we work with far beyond what we have invested.

For more information, please contact Paula Rucker, Opus Inspection’s Manager in charge of Social Responsibility, at paula.rucker@opusinspection.com.

Contest WinnerLothar Geilen, President of Opus Inspection, presents a gift of $5000.00 to the United Performing Arts Fund at the I/M Solutions Conference in Chicago, Illinois, May 2013.   UPAF promotes the performing arts as a regional asset and improves the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the arts in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Contributions go directly to funding arts education programs that help at-risk kids find their voice.  See: http://www.upaf.org.