2014 Annual Report
Message from the CEO
One of Matson’s core values is to contribute positively to the communities in which we work and live. It is a value our employees have generously demonstrated throughout our long, rich history, and one characterized by community service and outreach. Whether in Hilo, Hawaii or Oakland, California or Savannah, Georgia, our employees have guided our corporate giving efforts to a diverse range of causes.
We were able to show our support in 2014 for 646 organizations that reflect the broad geographic presence of our employees. Being a Hawaii-based corporation which has served the Islands for over 130 years, most of our giving was directed to this state. In total, we contributed $1.8 million in cash and $150,000 of in-kind support. This includes two special environmental partnership programs in Hawaii and Guam, Ka Ipu ‘Aina and Adahi I Tano’, respectively. Since its inception in 2001, Ka Ipu ‘Aina has generated over 1,000 environmental clean-up projects in Hawaii and contributed over $1 million to Hawaii’s charities.
This Manifest highlights the varied accomplishments of 25 charities that Matson is proud to have touched in 2014. Their leaders, staff and volunteers have inspired us with their dedication and commitment. All of us at Matson salute them, along with the hundreds of other non-profits listed in this report, and express our heartfelt thanks for their tireless work in our communities.
President and CEO