COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 2015-2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 35 CMCreinforces our commitment to the communities in which we live and work by making investments that strengthen local economies and support the causes our people believe in. APPROACH CMC is committed to being a good corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. We operate in many small towns and are proud that the sense of family we have internally extends to these communities as well. We know that our communities expect us to be sustainable financially over the long term, and CMC strives to make a positive difference. It’s one of our responsibilities as a company. But it’s also much more than that – our investments help strengthen local economies, engage our workforce and build a more resilient society. Our reputation as a good neighbor and employer is very important to our legacy and our commitments to community are reflected in our company’s Guiding Principles. Our approach to giving back to our communities encompasses company financial support through dollars given, in-kind gifts of steel and other construction products, as well as employee volunteerism in causes that align with our company values. Beyond the products we offer, a company like CMC has talented people that can help to improve lives and strengthen communities. Each CMC location has the ability to determine which local organizations they would like to support at the local level, so they feel empowered to be able to make a difference within their own communities. This approach also enables us to directly align our company volunteerism efforts with our employees’ talents and passions. Some of the organizations we have chosen to align with in 2015 and 2016 include Habitat for Humanity, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the American Heart Association and several local technical colleges. CMC has also continued to support organizations such as United Way, American Cancer Society and local community sports teams and cultural events. CMC Total Community Investments 2014 2015 2016 $620,000 $683,500 $460,000 In 2016, CMC gave over $620,000 to charitable organizations.