Corporate Citizenship &
Statement of Human Rights
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Applied® recently raised more than $3,000 for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio Walk, Rock, Run fundraiser to support over 14,000 youth and youth-serving professionals helping to create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued.
Did you Know?
Applied® has been recognized for Outstanding Employer Support by the United States Navy Reserve. Additionally, Applied was named by GI Jobs Magazine to the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers list.
We help shape the communities in which we operate and reside not only by providing superior service to our customers but also by taking an active role in our community. We take time to help raise money for charities and assist our neighbors because it is the right thing to do.
Local philanthropic efforts include sponsorship of community hunger banks, support to elderly homeless centers, and many other worthwhile organizations. On a corporate level, Applied® supports the Red Cross and United Way, as well as other non-profits as voted on by corporate associates. We are also a founding member and longtime donor to MidTown Cleveland, Inc., our community development organization. Beyond these activities, a formalized Corporate Contributions Committee regularly reviews eligible opportunities to improve community life in the Greater Cleveland area, where our corporate headquarters is located. Primary consideration is given to Applied’s funding priorities of education, culture, and food access / assistance.
Additionally, our corporate senior management has a long track record of community Board involvement as well as keynote speaking engagements at local colleges, universities and organizations on varied topics, from business to ethics. With our proud foundation of nearly 100 years, we strive to make a difference in the way we do business and how we help others.
Caring in Action
When severe weather affects our locations and our associates, the Applied® family shows our concern, support and generosity. The hurricane season in 2017 touched numerous Applied locations and more than 200 of our associates, many of whom experienced significant hardship and personal loss. Through donations across our organization, Applied’s Hurricane Associate Fund provided significant monies to help our associates who were impacted by the storms. Care packages were contributed as well. Expressions of appreciation and gratefulness by those who benefited from the Fund were shared company-wide. Helping our own – and our communities – has been a common occurrence at Applied. After Hurricane Katrina, Applied donated more than $100,000 of safety and work supplies to the relief effort.
Also in 2020, Applied corporate headquarters donated a supply of used computer equipment to aid on-line learning within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Breakthrough Schools, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio. Bridging the “digital divide” and supporting remote learning needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of this successful local giving event.
Associates from Applied® are often engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities across the manufacturing and educational communities. These initiatives provide us the opportunity to share our knowledge and engage today’s students with important and relevant career path opportunities that highlight STEM as among the key skills of the evolving marketplace. We strive to inspire others by volunteering our time to support local robotic teams, judge science fairs, assist with 4H competitions, and speak to students about careers – among other activities.
In October 2019, Manufacturing Day events took place all across the country. Applied collaborated with IndustryWeek to bring STEM and vocational students together with local manufacturers to learn more about our thriving industry and the exciting opportunities that manufacturing and industrial careers can offer. In total, the day included two keynotes, plants tours, a panel discussion, and 90+ STEM attendees and industry leaders. It was a successful day from start to finish – learning, sharing and inspiring today’s youth. Upon conclusion of the event, we heard it was “a wonderful experience for our students... with opportunities for their individual paths to success.”
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Applied® associates have access to a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for additional support during times of uncertainty or hardship, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Our engagement with charitable organizations has endured through the COVID-19 pandemic to include a very successful virtual United Way campaign at Applied® corporate headquarters in 2020. More than $130,000 was raised to help those who need the valuable resources of United Way.