Medical Mutual SHARE Award, 2014 Pillar Awards, Northeast Ohio
The Science of stewardship and community
EnviroScience has a history of community involvement and continues to express its philanthropic values today in areas such as social responsibility, concern for the less fortunate in the community, environmental stewardship and sustainability, and education.
The company has been active with area schools and universities, sending staff to attend career days, speak to classes, judge at local and regional science fairs and provide monetary support for some individual projects. This year, EnviroScience established the Benjamin A. Foote Lecture Series at Kent State University to aid in bringing top biologists to the university to share their knowledge with graduate students and faculty.
In 2012, EnviroScience formed the Corporate Responsibility Committee, an internal volunteer group that helped formalize the company’s outreach in the areas of education, human rights, the environment, health and sustainable practices. Annually, each employee pledges both dues and volunteer hours to a wide variety of causes both personally and professionally. The company also contributes funds annually and matches the volunteer hours with paid time off. EnviroScience employees have sponsored, coordinated and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and March of Dimes. The company also gave time to help cleanup the Little Cuyahoga River in Akron.
Through the committee, staffers can make a case to the company’s board of directors to support a specific cause or charity. The committee is dedicated to improving the community, and embraces the idea that real success as an organization is measured by the legacy it leaves behind.