Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility Supports the Idea That Society Must Live With the Impacts of Its Businesses

Sustainable companies are those that recognize their social responsibility

Companies are more than simply cash machines for their owners. They are also gathering places where employees spend a significant amount of their waking lives, developing relationships and deriving benefits to support their families.

Companies are not just buildings and plants, but institutions that fuel the conversations and debates of local restaurants and churches. They fill city coffers with tax revenues, streets with traffic, and landscapes with buildings and monuments. They consume electricity, fuel, and water. They sponsor little league teams, food drives, and walks for cures and causes.

Sustainable companies are those that recognize their social responsibility, act accordingly, and, as a result, garner support for the ultimate benefits they provide. Their corporate cultures link their operations to the human beings that have a stake in them. At Drake Cement, we acknowledge our impact on the world around us and recognize that our ability to operate successfully is inherently connected to our performance as responsible corporate citizens.


Economy, Environment, Society

As a natural resource company, we must measure our performance by more than the traditional bottom line. At Drake, we judge success by the triple bottom line of economic, environmental, and social performance.

This philosophy acknowledges that profit is a valid pursuit that, in fact, motivates people to create value with the most efficient use of finite resources. Unprofitable companies cannot pay taxes or wages. They are also unable to support local businesses or communities. A business that cannot succeed financially has no other business.

At the same time, companies do have responsibilities beyond pure profit. Every company impacts the environment, and every company impacts the lives of people in and around it. At Drake, we believe that an organization embracing the triple bottom line can, and should, be rewarded with the best economic bottom line.

Yes, we dig materials out of the ground, we use energy to process them, and we distribute the finished products over rail and roads. These activities have an impact, as does every human activity. At Drake, we believe firmly that our impacts, weighed fairly against the benefits of what we produce, are distinctly positive. This is by design: in the makeup of our plant and in the way our products are among the most durable, flexible, and widely-used building materials in the world.

We acknowledge our impact on the world around us, and we recognize that our ability to operate successfully is inherently connected to our performance as responsible corporate citizens.

Drake Cement, Class N Pozzolan, and Environmental Stewardship

Our innovative effort to mine natural pozzolanic ash at Frenchy Pit is a sign of our continuing commitment to environmental responsibility. The global cement industry is currently responsible for almost 8% of annual carbon dioxide emissions. Developing building materials with less environmental impact is a necessity as we seek a greener economy. Our Class N pozzolan product can replace up to 40% of the Portland cement requirement in a concrete mix, drastically reducing its carbon footprint. We estimate this effort will keep more than 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere each year.

Community Support

Team members of the Drake Companies believe deeply in being active, visible, and generous supporters of the communities in which we live and work. Therefore, we entertain all reasonable requests for assistance. However, based on our culture of Safety, Excellence, Respect, and Value, we primarily focus our giving on areas that emphasize the following:

Safety & Health

Promoting the safety and health of local residents, schools, and plant and animal life in areas where we do business


Promoting future generations of practical and compassionate problem solvers in the areas of science and natural resources

Environmental Stewardship

Promoting and protecting land, air, and water for responsible use now and in the future

Concrete Solutions

Addressing projects or causes that benefit from and demonstrate the unique value of concrete and other cement-based products

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Providing access to reliable and sustainable sources of energy while minimizing the costs and impacts of its production and delivery


Actively involving our team members in causes which benefit our community

Need Assistance With a Project?

If you, or an organization you know of, have a request for assistance, please share some information with us through the form provided. We make every effort to support worthy causes, but we do have finite resources. The Drake Community Relations Team will review your request and is committed to responding to every inquiry in a timely manner.

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The Drake Team Volunteering

We're Always Looking for Opportunities to Donate Time and Resources to Worthy Causes

How We Give Back

Discover the impact of Drake’s donations and volunteer work through heartfelt thank you letters received. Explore the inspiring expressions of gratitude that highlight the positive change made in the communities served.


We ensure safety is our top priority


We strive for excellence in all we do


We respect our customers, employees, resources, and environment


We add value by exceeding expectations