Communities and Economic Impacts

Our success directly and indirectly benefits the communities in which we operate. This year we expanded our workforce by 12.7% or approximately 1,700 new associates. Furthermore, for every associate employed in one of our manufacturing facilities, we estimate that approximately 1.6 additional jobs are created in the surrounding regions – this is often referred to as the ripple or multiplier effect1,2. Therefore, we estimate that approximately 2,700 additional employment opportunities were created in 2020 as a direct result of our worldwide growth for a total employment impact of approximately 39,000 jobs globally.

In addition to the direct economic benefits provided to the communities in which we operate, TPI has provided significant indirect benefits to our communities through monetary community investments and tens of thousands of volunteer hours provided by our associates.

To help guide our community engagement activities, we have developed and implemented company policies and procedures. All engagement events must align with TPI’s Core Values, benefit the community (either citizens or environment), and occur outside of scheduled work hours unless preapproved. Given the diversity in our locations, we adapt our engagement activities to the needs of these communities and values of our associates.

Community Impact Highlights

TPI’s associates take part in activities organized by TPI on their own time, allowing them to give back in ways that are most important to them and align with TPI’s Core Values. Despite the challenges that arose due to the pandemic, such as lock downs and restrictions enacted in most of our locations, our associates completed over 14,000 community engagement hours globally. We are incredibly proud and have highlighted below the types of activities that were completed this year.

Community Improvements:

Our associates are proud of their communities and provide direct improvements. These improvements include activities such as community park refurbishment and cleanup, and school and beach restoration projects.

Health and Wellness:

Our associates embody our top Core Value of safety both in and outside of their work positions. Across the globe TPI’s associates participate in races and fund-raising events that provide support for areas such as cancer, among others.

Helping Those in Need:

Our associates value their neighbors and community members. They provide benefits to their community members through donations and activities supporting the elderly, children, those less fortunate and those with disabilities.

Pandemic Response:

Several of our locations donated essential PPE to their communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, some locations supported their local communities by helping with public health campaigns. 

1 Enrico Moretti. (2010). “Local Multipliers”

2 Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi. (2014). “Maquiladora Related Economy of Nogales and Santa Cruz County”