Lerch Bates emphasizes Corporate Social Responsibility in social, ethical, environmental and employee areas. We respect and value the diversity of both our workforce and our clients. We believe in the importance of environmental stewardship in reducing waste and conserving energy. We also strive to increase the quality of life for our employees, their families and the community.
Take a look at our Corporate Social Responsibility actions with these recent projects and initiatives:
Paper Reduction Challenge
In March 2009, our Environmental Committee started their on-going Paper Reduction Challenge initiative. Each office was challenged with the goal of reducing printing and copying by 20%. Each office reduced paper, toner, postage, printer click charges and envelopes. This initiative continues to be a priority. For example, the Corporate Internal group created a new online pay statement to reduce paper, envelopes and mailing costs. Additional paper reduction plans are in process with electronic invoicing.
LB has been involved now for over two years and holds employee volunteer work days. In 2010 and 2011, employees and their families volunteered at Project C.U.R.E., a company who identifies, solicits, collects, sorts and delivers donated medical supplies to over 100 developing countries. Lerch Bates employees sorted, packaged, counted and inventoried medical supplies for deliveries. We will continue to support Project C.U.R.E. through on-going volunteer day opportunities and expand our support with the Kits for Kids program for 2011-2012. LB has donated over 100 of hours … to help save many families with medical needs in some of the poorest countries in the world. Congratulations to all who have participated over the years!
Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation
Lerch Bates is a proud sponsor of the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation. This organization promotes elevator/escalator safety to elementary school students and senior citizens.
Lerch Bates Wellness Team
Our Wellness team educates employees about healthier lifestyles.
Lerch Bates Safety Team
The Safety team is rewriting the safety plan and safety training program.
Corporate Ethics Survey
Our Corporate External group completed an ethics survey with major elevator firms to ensure that Lerch Bates follows proper ethical standards in the marketplace.
Savera School for Children in Need of Special Care
Lerch Bates India employees have partnered with a Special School for the Intellectually Challenged - Savera School for children in need of Special Care.