Community Impact

Community Impact

Being a good corporate citizen by giving back to our communities has always been central to our business purpose. This is reflected in our company value of “Care,” which promotes caring, not just about our own people, but also our communities and our place in the world at large. We believe we have a special responsibility to our local communities, and our employees value the time and resources we collectively give to their communities.  Spearheaded by our various Charity Committees and our Head of HR, we partner with numerous non-profit organizations around the globe to give back and volunteer for meaningful causes. Through our corporate giving and employee volunteerism, we aim to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.

Employee Volunteerism and Charitable Giving

Employee Volunteerism and Charitable Giving

Our employees seek to play active roles in the growth and development of the communities in which they live and work. To support this effort globally, we launched ESI Cares. ESI Cares provides employees around the world the opportunity to use a paid workday to volunteer in their local communities. These volunteering initiatives include working with vulnerable or at-risk children, cleaning up local beaches and parks and serving food at local homeless shelters. These events are both a fun and rewarding way to help our communities.

Many of our facilities have charitable committees who work with not-for-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness for important, relevant causes. We also have several initiatives that match employee donations with company funds. We work to ensure our donations go to qualified, reputable charities as outlined in our Business Conduct and Ethics Policy

ESI Foundation

ESI Foundation

As a company, we are committed to making a positive, lasting impact in our communities. We took a large step forward in this commitment in 2020 with the ESI Foundation, a Florida-based not-for-profit established to serve as the company’s primary charitable giving entity. As a 501(c)(3) organization with initial seed funding of $5 million from our company, the foundation intends to provide grants to qualified charitable organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. The foundation will focus on causes important to the environmental and social wellbeing of these communities. We expect to engage our employees to source these ideas and establish focus areas supporting this goal. This foundation is expected to be funded through a combination of contributions from our company and from other stakeholders.

~$510,000of charitable giving in 2019
~$680,000of charitable giving in 2020