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Our Communities

Our core value—Do the Right Thing Always—applies to all areas of the business, including how we think about the communities where we operate. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we believe in doing what is right for them, which includes supporting their hometowns.

LP supports good, sustainable jobs. For our mills, these are in mostly rural communities where we operate. Many rural communities face declining populations as young people move away in search of work. We offer opportunities that help people see a bright future and build a life in the places where they grow up.

We also recognize the importance of building strong relationships with the communities where we live and operate. We work closely with local stakeholders, governments, and Indigenous leaders to ensure LP is a good corporate citizen.

Helping Others is the LP Way

Our people also volunteer their time and expertise to support their communities in a myriad of ways. We help in times of need when extreme weather conditions and other natural disasters affect our communities by providing funding, donating products, and volunteering support to our neighbors.

The LP Foundation

Established eight months after LP was founded, the LP Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has donated over $20 million to deserving nonprofits and K–12 public schools in the communities where we operate. The LP Foundation is separate from but entirely funded by LP.

The LP Foundation donates approximately $500,000 annually through five programs:

The LP Foundation is aligned with our commitment to Building a Better World and has provided millions of dollars in philanthropic support since 1973. Donations are directed to nonprofits and public schools in these four categories:

  • Housing
  • Environment
  • K-12 public education
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

To learn more about the LP Foundation’s annual grant program, visit the LP Foundation page.

Product Donations

LP has a longstanding history of product, supply, and monetary donations in the wake of natural disasters in our communities. For example, LP and the LP Foundation donated over $200,000 to relief efforts following the devastating March 2020 tornado that ripped through Middle Tennessee where the company is headquartered. LP also provided its oriented strand board (OSB) product to protect storm-damaged homes until repairs and rebuilding work could begin. The company supported frontline workers in the critical early days of the COVID-19 pandemic—donating not just money to nonprofits serving frontline workers but also much-needed PPE to over 10 local hospitals in our mill communities.

In addition, LP works closely with Habitat for Humanity®. Our employees volunteer their time, while the company donates cash and building products to support the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes.

LP’s headquarters has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville since 2005 and participated in a multitude of builds, donating over $600,000 in cash and building materials.

Together, we help families build places to call home in the communities where we live and work. We share Habitat’s belief that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Volunteerism

Our employees use their passion, skills, and expertise as leaders and volunteers focused on the needs of their communities. LP teams have come together from across North and South America to make a real impact in their communities by repairing homes, working with children, cleaning beaches, and helping raise awareness around environmental issues and the importance of conservation and sustainability. LP employees also serve on the boards of local charities.

LP Volunteer Stories

LP employees show they care in so many ways. Read and watch their volunteer stories.

Community Relations

We partner with Indigenous communities in North and South America, local and national community organizations, and business groups. Supporting housing programs, environmental programs, children’s public education, and programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities near LP mills and offices are some of the many ways we engage at the community level.