Good Citizens

We Support the Communities Where We Work and Live

As part of our brand promise we believe that every organization shares a responsibility to be the best corporate citizen they can be and to take an active role in supporting the communities which support them. This component represents more than just providing money or support for community causes. It is a responsibility that helps insure a more cohesive connection between our business and our community. We strive to make that responsibility part of our everyday business and culture and to instill a passion for doing rather than just “mentally supporting.” We seek to be recognized for our support initiatives and we will promote our achievements but we adopt this component without selfish intent.

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– We will continue our practice of conducting one Pro Bono energy efficient lighting project per year to benefit a community charity. We will rely on our people to nominate deserving organizations. We will rely on our people to band together and help perform the upgrade work necessary to accomplish the task. We will promote both the charity’s efforts and our actions. (link to DCCH PR release)

– We will extend this practice in our other local markets by providing free audit/design services to a charitable organization nominated by our people in that community. We can help specify, help calculate energy savings, provide a blueprint for installation, connect the organization with product suppliers who may want to participate but we will leave the physical installation to the charity’s own employees and volunteers. We will promote both the charity’s efforts and our actions.

– We will encourage and recognize our people for volunteer activities within the community organization of their choice. We will consider the addition of volunteer activity to KPIs and measure the outcomes.

– We will increase our participation rates in the annual United Way fund (link to Awards). While the size of our collective donations is important, participation is our major objective.

– We will periodically launch food/clothing drives and/or adopt a family initiative for a local organization.

– We will promote the arts in our local communities and look for ways to assist them, participate with them, donate to them, etc.

– We will support ride sharing programs for our people, thereby lowering the greenhouse gas emissions from one person/one car practices while helping our people save money. We may extend support to other community ride sharing programs.

– We will lead by example with our drug free workplace, and support community services and programs which provide support for the diseases of addiction.