COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 2015-2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 39 CMC Women Make Their Mark at Relay for Life 2016 marked the 17th year that the CMC Steel Texas team came together to participate in the Guadalupe County Relay for Life Event. Relay for Life events bring communities from across the globe together to honor cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and raise money to support cancer treatment and prevention. In 2016, eight incredible women formed CMC Steel Texas “Steel Friends” Team and raised over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society. Their efforts resulted in being ranked the Highest Fundraising Team at the Guadalupe County Relay for Life Event of 21 teams. The total raised by the event was approximately $82,000, with CMC employees contributing approximately 21 percent of that total. Continuing the Tradition of the Santa Clause Action 2016 marked the 11th year that CMC Poland’s employees dressed as Santa Clauses and appeared on the streets of Zawiercie on the last Saturday before Christmas to hand out toys and treats to children. In 2015, the CMC Santa Clauses gave almost 1,000 CMC Mascots with our commemorative “100-year Anniversary” bandanas to the children of the community. Each year, the community looks forward to the annual Santa Clause Action and the children are always excited to see the CMC Santa Clauses. Project Longnecks at Riverbank Zoo At the entrance to the Riverbank Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina stands a family of long necked giraffes – all made out of recycled and re-used steel and donated to the zoo by CMC. These beautiful creatures were created by the CMC Steel South Carolina’s Maintenance Apprentices, who used the project to enhance their knowledge of fabrication, project management and welding skills and to develop something that everyone who visits the zoo can enjoy. The project took a year to complete and involved extensive coordination between five different divisions of CMC and Riverbank Zoo personnel. The sculptures include recycled metal materials of all shapes and sizes as well as steel rebar, merchant bar and T-posts, all manufactured locally in Columbia.