Corporate Responsibility

With operations in North America and employees around the world, we recognize the impact and responsibility our businesses have—and prioritize the overall well-being of our employees, customers and the communities.


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Corporate programs

At Veritiv, giving back to our community is not simply a value-add⏤it is a core responsibility⏤one that contributes to the well-being of our people, our business and our planet. Driven by our core values and Veritiv Connects, our community and philanthropy program, Veritiv proudly partners with Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross. We focus our efforts on corporate giving and employee volunteer efforts to help shape the success of the hundreds of communities where we live and work.

Junior Achievement

Veritiv partners with Junior Achievement (JA) to provide middle and high school students with business knowledge and skills they need to plan for their futures. The Veritiv Design Team created a Veritiv storefront in an Atlanta-area JA Discovery Center to teach students through real-world experience how packaging design and distribution work.

Veritiv employees volunteer for in-person mentoring with students at JA Discovery Centers and 3DE schools, a joint venture between Fulton County Schools and JA of Georgia to re-engineer high school education.

American Red Cross

Veritiv’s team members volunteer with the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts. The team regularly makes financial contributions, organizes blood drives, and donates comfort kits to aid those in need after natural disasters and home fires.

Our teams also support the Red Cross home fire campaign, “Sound the Alarm”, where the Red Cross and volunteers install free smoke alarms and helps families create escape plans in at-risk communities.

In 2019, Veritiv donated a Humanitarian Services Vehicle to aid Red Cross volunteers by transporting materials and provide much-needed support to families.

Local communities

Our people are our difference. Our culture is not only shaped by who we are, but also what we do. Together we work on company-wide initiatives and ones that are closer to our local communities.

Across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, our teams make a difference through food bank donations, community clean-up projects, toy donations, building houses for those in need, winter clothing drives, and more.

One team making a difference

A defining part of our Veritiv culture is our volunteer spirit—turning our Veritiv Values into action. Our people not only give their time and talents to better our Veritiv team and that of our customers; they also give back to their communities.

EXTON, PA EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

EXTON, PA EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

EXTON, PA EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

From Veritiv’s Exton, PA, office, Ramona Moreland, national pricing coordinator, created more than 1,000 masks during what would have been her commuting time, as she transitioned into working from home. She has donated them to co-workers, friends, nursing homes, children’s groups, homeless shelters, and more.

TOILET PAPER DONATION TO HOMELESS

TOILET PAPER DONATION TO HOMELESS

TOILET PAPER DONATION TO HOMELESS

To help the homeless communities in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA, Veritiv has donated more than 75,000 rolls of toilet paper through the charity, Love Rolls, Inc.

Kendall Robinson, founder of Love Rolls, said, “We appreciate Veritiv so much and are honored and grateful for your consistent support of Love Rolls and our homeless communities.”

VEHICLE DONATION TO RED CROSS

VEHICLE DONATION TO RED CROSS

VEHICLE DONATION TO RED CROSS

Veritiv donated a humanitarian services vehicle to help Red Cross volunteers transport comfort kits and meet with families affected by disasters.

Jennifer Pipa, Chief Executive Officer at American Red Cross of Georgia, said “Volunteering to help others really shows the best in people, and the Veritiv team goes above and beyond to help further the mission of the American Red Cross to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover from disasters”

FIRST AID TRAINING FOR FAIRFIELD, OH TEAM

FIRST AID TRAINING FOR FAIRFIELD, OH TEAM

FIRST AID TRAINING FOR FAIRFIELD, OH TEAM

More than 60 employees from Veritiv’s Fairfield location are now prepared to administer life-saving aid in an emergency, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. They are also trained to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) in an emergency.

Deputy Chief Wagner said, “A well-trained workforce can be life-saving while first responders are on the way to the site of an emergency.”

JACKSONVILLE, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

JACKSONVILLE, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

JACKSONVILLE, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

A team of Veritiv volunteers in Jacksonville helped support one of our preferred suppliers, Boise Paper, with their Project UP program, which works to transform distressed urban spaces into vibrant community places in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

Together, the teams from Veritiv and Boise helped plant 50 trees on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

MISSISSAUGA, ON TEAM SPOTLIGHT

MISSISSAUGA, ON TEAM SPOTLIGHT

MISSISSAUGA, ON TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Employees in Ontario, Canada volunteered to assist construction teams from Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga, who were building multi-unit townhomes for low-income families in a town near one of Veritiv’s facilities. The team helped with cleaning, framing, cutting, and building a workbench for the construction crew.

TOYS FOR TOTS ANNUAL DRIVES

TOYS FOR TOTS ANNUAL DRIVES

TOYS FOR TOTS ANNUAL DRIVES

Veritiv supports the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program across several locations. Employees collect thousands of toys across the country and volunteer to sort them for children in need during the holidays.

MIAMI, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

MIAMI, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

MIAMI, FL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Employees at our Miami location run food and school supply drives to support the local community in Miami- Dade and Broward counties. They have donated more than 40 turkeys and hams for the holidays.

In addition, with our team’s help, more than 1,000 at-risk youth in the community received backpacks, school supplies, new shoes, socks and clothes for a successful school year.

PB&J MATCHING FOOD PANTRY DONATION

PB&J MATCHING FOOD PANTRY DONATION

PB&J MATCHING FOOD PANTRY DONATION

Our team added a new twist to their annual food drive to benefit the Fairfield, OH Food Pantry.

Alongside the usual donations of pasta, spaghetti sauce and other canned food items, the team devised a peanut butter and jelly challenge. For every jar of peanut butter donated, a matching jar of jelly was donated by a group of managers. All in all, more than 300 jars were donated.

Employees helping employees

Funded by employee contributions, the One Veritiv Fund provides short-term financial relief to eligible Veritiv employees who have suffered significant hardship as a result of unforeseen events such as natural disaster, medical emergency, military deployment, or a pandemic.

What grant recipients and donors say about the One Veritiv Fund:
Leslie H. received a grant when she and her family suffered a house fire that was a complete loss.

 

“If it were not for the contributions and the most generous employees, the assistance I received would not have been possible. It was an amazing blessing that I had the One Veritiv Fund, as well as the Veritiv family.”

Safety

Employees should have a safe, productive work environment. Our Target Zero approach symbolizes our goal of zero unrecognized and unresolved hazards that can lead to injuries. All employees are empowered and encouraged to recognize areas for improvement. In 2018, our Total Incident Rate (TIR)1 for our operations in North America was 0.99.

Introduced in 2017, SCORE (Stop, Consider, Observe, React and Execute), facilitates communication to workers about how to approach daily tasks, regardless of how routine the task may be. MHE SAFE focuses on the safe operation of Material Handling Equipment.

 

1 TIR is calculated using the OSHA criteria for recordability and OSHA calculation methodologies.

Sustainability

Veritiv is building a responsible platform to deliver sustainable, innovative products and solutions. We strive to create a healthier, safer and more efficient community for the wellbeing of our people, our planet and our business. Whether you’re just starting out on your sustainable journey, or you’re simply trying to scale it, we can help.

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