KOHLER, Wis. — May 22, 2012 — International aid organization World Vision awarded its annual Crystal Vision Award to Kohler Co. in recognition of its outstanding commitment to the StoreHouse of World Vision supporting its mission of serving American children and families affected by poverty. Kohler was StoreHouse of World Vision’s first corporate donor and accepted the inaugural award 11 years ago.
"Kohler Co. and our associates around the world believe in enhancing the quality of life for current and future generations,” said David Kohler, president and chief operating officer of Kohler Co. “Our company humbly accepts the Crystal Vision Award and thanks the World Vision Storehouse for this recognition.”
Since 1996, Kohler has partnered with Storehouse of World Vision, a network of eight warehouses across the United States that receives corporate donations of goods made available to local non-profit organizations for distribution to more than 1.6 million people in low-income communities.
Through its relationship with the Storehouse of World Vision, Kohler donates plumbing products for distribution to those in need.
“Kohler Co. is not only a global leader in plumbing, but a global leader in their commitment to improve the quality of life of people wherever they do business,” said Efrain Perez, Corporate Relations Director –Storehouse of World Vision. “We could not be prouder to partner with Kohler to bring critically needed supplies, and hope, to the vulnerable families World Vision serves.”
Kohler has had a strong culture of stewardship since its inception in 1873, visible globally through the humanitarian efforts of its associates as well as corporate leadership. Whether related to a specific issue, such as water conservation, or to the general well-being of others, the company encourages its associates to take action in and make a positive impact on the communities where they work and live.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture ofkitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems,tile and home interiors, and an international host at its award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor -- regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews.