We start every day with an understanding that we can make an impact for good. It drives our decisions. It fuels our actions. And it influences our future planning. It is both our privilege and our pledge to act: locally, nationally, globally. Our communities are an integral part of our success. When they thrive, all of us are better for it.
We channel servant-led passion and use it for boots-on-the-ground community service, financial support of numerous not-for-profits, and nurturing a mindset among all our employee-partners that we are here to build something greater than all of us. We’re constantly looking for ways to do more. We understand the obligation we have as a corporation to do the right thing, and we work towards that, every day. From helping schools get the supplies they need, to helping to fund research and prevention of heart disease and cancer, Cintas defines success by looking at what we’re doing to improve our communities.
We’re with our customers for a better workday, and we’re with our communities for a better world.
SEE WHAT WE’VE BEEN ACCOMPLISHING IN OUR PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS
The Impact Report includes both stories and giving data for our key philanthropic relationships, along with the local community organizations and events that Cintas proudly supported over the last fiscal year.
About Cintas Cares
Cintas Cares is the umbrella under which Cintas engages with our local communities and charitable and philanthropic organizations.
We’re immensely proud of the impact our employee-partners have made in our broader community. Established on the belief that everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small the effort, Cintas Cares is dedicated to supporting causes and organizations in our local communities in addition to internationally recognized charitable organizations with whom the company has formalized relationships.
With both national platform and hometown opportunities, Cintas Cares provides a framework in which Cintas employee-partners can be active in the community, support the common good and raise funds and awareness for important causes. Each year, Cintas employee-partners throughout North America participate in enterprise-wide programs and fundraisers and offer additional to support local organizations doing good in their local communities. This includes monetary donations, in-kind donations, and active fundraising on behalf of key charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
The concept of Cintas Cares originated in 2010 when Cintas published its first Corporate Social Responsibility report, discussing its philanthropic community activities, safety and health vision, environmental sustainability initiatives and its diversity and inclusion programs.
Together, these activities helped Cintas make a bigger impact in its broader community and extending its influence and reach past our employee-partners, customers and shareholders.
In 2014, the annual CSR report was turned digital and CintasCares.com was launched. The website provided greater information and context about Cintas’ key programs.
The name had staying power, and in the late 2019s, Cintas Cares was formalized as the company’s corporate philanthropy and community engagement platform.
Cintas Cares Mission
To proactively enhance Cintas’ involvement in the community while supporting the goals of the business by creating a positive public image, fostering an engaging work environment, and supporting organizations which directly impact the personal and professional lives of our partners, customers, and Stakeholders.
Cintas Cares Vision
Cintas Cares will be recognized internationally as a dedicated partner with a deep-rooted spirit of giving, establishing the belief in our internal and external partners that we can all make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Cintas has six primary philanthropic partnerships and initiatives.
Managed at the corporate level through Cintas’ Corporate Affairs Department, these six initiatives allow involvement from all of our U.S. locations and employee-partners. Each partnership is different, but each includes the opportunity for employee-partners and locations across the company to participate in fundraising and awareness activities to direct support these organizations. Our history and involvement with this organizations is detailed throughout this report.
Our Canadian employee-partners partner with similar organizations on a national level, include the equivalent Canadian charities that advance cancer, diabetes, and heart health awareness.
We strive to be good community stewards in every city we operate and serve. One key element of that is our field location’s involvement in their local communities.
We encourage our more than 450 locations across the United States and Canada to get involved and form relationships with local charitable organizations and causes that are meaningful to their business and directly support their communities and neighbors. The Cintas Cares team provides toolkits and support to locations interested in initiating civic and community relationships in their cities and towns.
In addition to our main corporate partnerships, our local engagement also helps broaden Cintas’ impact across North America and provide direct support to organizations helping address the area’s most pressing needs.
These relationships take on many forms, and our locations support a wide variety of causes and organizations, including food banks, donation centers, in-school and after-school programs, neighborhood clean-ups, holiday adoptions, meal service and shelters.
These efforts are regularly documented and shared across the company in regular internal updates called “On the Road” to help share the success of our locations’ local charitable efforts, and also encourage and inspire other locations to get involved.
In addition to Cintas’ six corporate-level philanthropic relations, we also support other local charitable programs out of our corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. These include relationships with Adopt A Class, where teams of volunteer employee-partners present weekly lessons in local classrooms; the United Way of Greater Cincinnati; and Dress for Success in Cincinnati.
Other corporate headquarter relationships, through sponsorship, donations (monetary or in-kind) or participation, include Boys Hope Girls Hope, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Disabled American Veterans 5K, Easterseals, All About Women, Toys for Tots, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Paloozanoire, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, and the YWCA Greater Cincinnati.
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