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

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, our social impact program focused on community engagement and philanthropy. ESI cares allows our employees to participate in volunteering and giving opportunities with almost two million charities around the world, powered by a modern third-party software. We also encourage community engagement and volunteering by providing employees with a paid workday to volunteer with organizations they are passionate about. Past and present volunteering initiatives include working with vulnerable or at-risk children, cleaning up local beaches and parks and collecting and serving food at local homeless shelters. These events are both a fun and rewarding way to help our communities and reinforce our 5Cs, the core elements of our culture.

Employee Volunteerism and Charitable Giving
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 which serves as the company’s primary charitable giving entity. As a 501(c)(3) organization with initial funding of $5 million from our company, the foundation provides grants to qualified charitable organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. The foundation focuses on causes important to the environmental and social wellbeing of these communities, such as The Canopy Project which helped us celebrate Earth Day and the anniversary of our businesses with the planting of trees around the world. We engage with our employees to source project ideas and establish focus areas for contributions. We also work to ensure that the donations go to qualified, reputable charities as outlined in our Business Conduct and Ethics Policy and that these charities are aligned with the principles of our 5Cs.

The ESI Foundation provides specific grants to global causes submitted by our employees but also matching funds to personal employee donations. ESI Cares, with the support of the ESI Foundation, has allowed our employees to give back to our communities in a meaningful way, benefitting approximately 850 charitable organizations in 2021 alone.

~$510,000 of charitable giving in 2019
~$680,000 of charitable giving in 2020
~$800,000 of charitable giving in 2021