#CelebrateTheGood

Join us as we #CelebrateTheGood by recognizing and highlighting the work that these companies are doing as they lead the charge in responsible business!

Join us as we #CelebrateTheGood by recognizing and highlighting the work that these companies are doing as they lead the charge in responsible business!

  • Warby Parker is one of the only carbon-neutral eyewear brands in the world.
  • They work with Verité to ensure that their factories have fair working conditions and happy employees
  • Giving is built into their business model: Buy a Pair-Give a pair

  • Pfizer’s 2015 Cash contributions: $93.3 million.
  • Donated more than $3 billion in medicines last year (in addition to cash amount)
  • They provide employees with the chance to spend up to six months embedding with international aid groups (more than 300 people have participated to date). (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • As a Pledge 1% member Twilio has committed itself to setting aside 1 percent of its equity to be used to support its non-profit foundation, Twilio.org, over the next decade.
  • They dedicate $10 Million in Equity to their Scale Social Responsibility Initiative.
  • Twilio.org is a Twilio initiative that offers qualified non-profits free and discounted credits on Twilio products to help them better engage their audiences, expand their reach and make real changes in the world (Over 450 non-profits are currently a part of Twilio.org)

  • EY Connect Days: teams of volunteers leave the office and head out into the community to support local people and ventures, rolling up their sleeves to clean parks, tutor students and stock food pantries to help those in need.
  • Last year alone, EY recycled over 216,611kg of paper.
  • 2015 EY Connect Day: 15,000 volunteers logged more than 100,000 hours. More than 60 offices of EY firms across the Americas participated, including in Aruba, Colombia, Paraguay and Brazil.

  • Picaroons is extremely prominent supporter of arts, culture, and sports in New Brunswick.
  • They make a strong effort to support fellow local businesses by collaborating with them and sourcing their ingredients and merchandise from local farmers and artisans.
  • They make really, REALLY good beer, which they often donate to worthy causes and fundraisers.

  • CSR at McInnes Cooper is a core component of the firm’s culture and operations. It includes community engagement, environmental sustainability, pro bono legal services, diversity & inclusion, and employee wellness.
  • Youth Focus: McInnes Cooper supports a variety of youth indicatives, including breakfast and lunch programs. Each year, our members prepare or serve more than 7,000 meals to students in Atlantic Canada.
  • Volunteer Programs: To recognize any member who volunteers 20+ hours/year with a registered charity, McInnes Cooper will make a donation to his/her charity of choice.
  • Tree Planting: in 2016, McInnes Cooper members planted more than 1,600 trees to offset their paper usage in the preceding year
  • Pro Bono: Since launching a formal pro bono program in 2012, their lawyers have provided free legal services to more than 250 marginalized people and groups on matters of public interest, including: human rights, veteran disability benefits, refuge & immigration, guardianship, and charity governance.
  • Wellness: In the 2016 Be Fit challenge, MC members took 33,468,487 steps and walked 25,354.91km. That’s more than halfway around the world!

  • Microsoft’s 2015 Cash contributions: $135.2 million.
  • They have invited charity leaders to pitch ideas for hackathons where Microsoft engineers can solve data and tech problems for social good.
  • Microsoft programs match employee volunteer time with $25 in cash per hour, and enable engineers to teach computer science in high schools. (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • National Bank aimed to donate 100,000 hours of their time to the organization of their choice. To help them reach their goal, the National Bank Volunteer Program pledged to donate one dollar to a youth organization for each hour volunteered to enhance the lives of people in need.
  • The Children’s Wish Foundation received a cheque for $100,000 to make wishes come true for many children.
  • National Bank has undertaken to purchase 15,000 tonnes of certified carbon credits annually from 2011 to 2015, which will enable them to fully offset our greenhouse gas emissions.

  • General Mills’ cash contribution amounted to $105 million in 2015.
  • General Mill’s supports Partners in Food Solutions (approximately 180 company employees volunteered with the group in 2015
  • General Mills’s general biggest cash grants that year included $4.4 million to the Greater Twin Cities United Way, to match employee giving; $1.2 million to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, and $1.2 million to the humanitarian group CARE USA. (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • Bcorp certified company with an overall 91 B Score.
  • OMISTA Credit Union volunteered 510 hours in the last 8 months.
  • They have supported over 50 organization in their community.

  • When employee’s volunteer 50 or more hours in one year for a charitable organization, Medavie Blue Cross donates $500 to that organization.
  • One day each month, employees dress casually for a $2 donation to support healthy causes.
  • In 2015 alone, Medavie Blue Cross employees volunteered more than 6,100 hours, and over 200,000 was donated to community organizations.

  • Unilever plans to help more than 1 billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • In 2014, Unilever Invested almost €4 million in 70 water projects expected to deliver a reduction of over 1 million m³ of water abstracted by manufacturing sites globally.
  • Over 13,000 people have completed a Unilever Sustainable Living Plan e-module.

  • Adams Green encourages employees to make an impact by providing paid time off for volunteering. Ashley is the Treasurer of Sustainable Saint John. SSJ helps businesses incorporate positive environmental practices into the way they work. Haley is the Chair of the Saint John Learning Exchange, which takes, innovate approaches to adult learning, such as providing work opportunities through social enterprises.
  • Bcorp certified company with an overall 91 B Score.
  • Adam’s Green was awarded the 2016 Welcome to the United Way award.

  • Gilead’s cash contribution amounted to $446.7 million in 2015.
  • The Gilead Foundation seeks to improve the health and well being of underserved communities around the world. Our giving focuses on expanding access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention and health services.
  • Last year, Gilead granted $2-million to help the non-profit Liver Foundation build a health facility in Kolkata, India. (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • At Community One week alone, LoyaltyOne served more than 40 charities at 42 volunteer events in our communities with 4,132 volunteer hours.
  • 7,787 Total volunteer hours across the organization in 2016.
  • In 2016, LoyaltyOne raised $375, 000 though their Holiday Cheer Drive for charities.

  • In 2011, Grant Thornton Foundation was established to provide contributions and financial support for causes that resonate with our people.
  • In 2015, Grant Thornton will focus on three primary organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and the Breakfast Club of Canada.
  • By the end of 2015, Grant Thornton hopes to raise $100,000 for these three charities, contribute a substantial number of volunteer hours and make a significant difference in the lives of Canadian youth.

  • Alongside participates in job-readiness activities with their partner, Oulton College.
  • They frequently invite youth to visit their office and learn about tech and startup jobs- recently bringing in students from the Moncton Boys and Girls Club.
  • Alongside is keen on taking student placements. They’ve hired 3 great people after their internships with them.

  • Autodesk employees are given 48 hours of paid time off for volunteering
  • Autodesk encourages employees to volunteer four hours per month on company time.
  • For every 10 hours notched, the employee gets $100 dollars to give to a charity of their choice. (Fortune, 10 companies offer big incentives for volunteering)

  • Employees and retirees who donate more than 40 hours per year to a charitable organization can apply for a grant of up to $500 for their organization.
  • In 2014, RBC committed more than $104 million in donations and sponsorships worldwide to support community activities and organizations.
  • RBC has made over 24,500 grants and donated more than $12 million in celebration of their employees’ volunteer efforts.

  • Citigroup’s cash contribution amounted to 142.8 million in 2015.
  • CitiGroup recently unveiled an investment of $50 million over three years in cash and other support to connect young people with career opportunities.
  • Citi holds a global annual day of service designed in part to strengthen employee morale and improve teamwork. (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • Goldman Sachs 2015 cash contributions: $276.4 million
  • Goldman Sachs gave away 3% of its pre-tax profits last year
  • Goldman Sachs signature initiatives: 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses. (Forbes, The giving 20)

  • NuStar boasts 93,000 hours of volunteering for 2014.
  • NUSTar hosts events, including a golf tournament which has proceeds donated to charity and another called “Casting for a Cause, which had employees fishing to raise money for the homeless.
  • NuStar employees are given 60 hours of paid time off for volunteering (Fortune, 10 companies offer big incentives for volunteering)

  • In 2001, Clif Bar introduced an employee volunteer program that provided employees with 20 hours of paid time to community service each year.
  • Their 2016 companywide volunteering goal was a whopping 11,440 hours of service!
  • When it comes to fiscal support, Clif Bar & Company matches employee cash donations to nonprofits up to $2,000 per year.
  • In terms of product donations, Clif Bar encourages each employee to donate up to 2,000 of our bars annually to nonprofits of their choice. They call this initiative “Bars for Good.”

  • In 2014 almost 2,500 employees rolled up their sleeves, volunteered and helped Groupon log a total of 14,355 hours.
  • They set a goal for 2015 striving to achieve 20,000 hours.
  • Want to see a list of all the great things Groupon employees are doing in the community? Check it out here.

  • As a Pledge 1% member, they are giving 1% of their equity, profit, and product to charity. They also give their employees 5 vacation days each year to volunteer at the organization of their choice.
  • Product: 35,000+ Atlassian products donated to charities.
  • Equity: $6,500,000 USD in Donations to education-focussed charities.
  • Time: 10,000+ hours Volunteered in local communities.

  • Deloitte uses pro bono and skills based volunteering to leverage the unique and diverse skill set of their employees and make an impact in the communities that they operate in.
  • Not only is volunteering transformational for communities, but also for the employees who take part. In fact, 83 percent of participating employees said their pro bono experience made a positive impact on their job satisfaction and 60 percent reported significant gains in job-relevant skills.
  • To see the great things Deloitte is doing in the community, check out the hashtag #ImpactThatMatters on twitter.

  • Last year alone, Patagonia donated 7.1 million dollars to fund environmental work
  • 157,000 dollars given to nonprofits through our Employee Charity Match program
  • 38 million invested in socially responsible companies,
  • 300,000 dollars in clothing donated,
  • 14,000 hours volunteered through their environmental internship program.

  • Every employee receives 7 days during each fiscal year, dedicated to volunteering, with each of the top 100 volunteers awarded a $10,000 grant to donate to the nonprofit of their choice.
  • Since their founding, Salesforce has awarded over $128 million in grants, 1.6 million hours of community service, and provided product donations for more than 29,000 nonprofits and higher education institutions.
  • Over 1,300 companies have joined Pledge 1% since its inception, and this number is growing as companies challenge others to join the movement through the #PledgeItForward campaign.

  • Nielsen employees receive 24 hours of paid time off each fiscal year to volunteer, which by 2020 will lead to 200,000 hours of volunteering.
  • Through 2015 they engaged with 800 non-profits through skills based and hands on volunteering projects.
  • They also have an impressive level of transparency in terms of their long and short term goals that they’ve set for themselves. You can view them here

  • Klean Kanteen provides water stations with free filtered water at local events and family-friendly celebrations.
  • Klean Kanteen Donated product to local organizations and schools to use in events and fundraisers.
  • Klean Kanteen staff is given 24 hours of volunteer time annually to support diverse non-profits in our community.

“The 20 Most Generous Companies of the Fortune 500” FORTUNE, Caroline Preston, June 22, 2016 http://fortune.com/2016/06/22/fortune-500-most-charitable-companies/