How Ken Peters has set up a culture of giving at Mettler Toledo

Pillar Award Finalist

Ken Peters
Mettler Toledo
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In 2011, Mettler Toledo set a generous goal of $100,000 in employee pledges for central Ohio area agencies. It exceeded that goal by raising more than $103,000 and, combined with a company match, donated a total of $207,000 to the community.

The Children’s Hunger Alliance is one community organization that the global supplier of precision instruments and services is very involved with. More than 80 employees delivered daily frozen meals, and the company delivered more than 28,000 meals in 2011 alone.

Employees also participate in various events throughout the year, such as creating kits for the Children Are Ready for Education and Success program in which Mettler Toledo sends a truck and personnel to pick up items that teach preschool children about healthy behaviors.

The kits give caregivers age-appropriate activities, including songs, recipes, games, physical activities and field trip ideas. Mettler Toledo creates an assembly line of employees to organize the donations into boxes by region and deliver them to the Children’s Hunger Alliance for distribution.

The company also participates in the United Way and has received the United Way of Central Ohio’s highest honor, the Corporate Award of Excellence.

Ken Peters, Mettler Toledo’s CEO, has created a culture of giving at the company through his personal commitment. He is heavily involved in establishing new initiatives, setting goals and implementing new ideas. He meets with campaign co-chairs regularly to discuss the campaigns and participates in many of them himself.