The Applied® culture of being a caring organization and demonstrating involvement, cooperation and collaboration has been the springboard for much of the success we have achieved as a company – all thanks to our dedicated associates who continually lead these efforts. It starts with our foundation of strong values. The Applied Core Values are visible throughout the company and provide a daily moral compass for how our associates are to perform. These seven values are more than slogans or posters – but rather living, breathing guidelines that are demonstrated by our senior officers to every area of responsibility – and every associate – within our organization. When values become engrained in a corporate culture, the quality of associates is significantly elevated.
- Honesty – Commitment to the truth
- Integrity – Strength of character
- Caring/Fairness – Justice tempered with compassion
- Openness – Encourage dialogue and reflective thought
- Quality Dedication – Pursue continuous improvement
- Promise Keeping – Maintaining the trust; vow
- Personal Mastery – Commitment to continuous learning
Applied® associates help shape the communities in which we work and reside not only by providing superior service to our customers but by taking an active role in our community. Striking the right balance of work and fun is just part of who we are as a company. Applied associates know they are valued for both their work contributions and their charitable, involvement-type contributions. While the show of support for our communities and fellow associates is quite visible; we don't call attention to it. We take time to help our communities, raise money for charity and assist our local neighbors in times of need because it's the right thing to do. And when national events have occurred, such as Hurricane Katrina, our company has come together in support of our fellow Americans.
On a Corporate level, Applied supports the Red Cross, United Way and March of Dimes, to name a few. Local philanthropic efforts include sponsorship of community hunger banks, tutoring programs at elementary schools, volunteering with the Salvation Army, and participating in Boys and Girls Club of America and Habitat for Humanity, among others.
Applied associates continually open their hearts and their hands to help their fellow neighbors. We make a difference in the way we do business and in the way we treat others.