Dealer.com’s approach to corporate social responsibility affects every area of our existence, from our community involvement to our use of natural resources to the wellness programs we offer our employees. We believe that positive change comes from being a positive role model and contributor to the places in which we live and work. P.E.A.C.E. represents own unique point of view on being a socially and environmentally responsible employer, community member, and corporate citizen.
Our commitment to environmental stewardship:
We strive to operate with a light environmental footprint and use natural resources minimally and responsibly. We are proud of our LEED-certified Burlington headquarters, green purchasing, on-site recycling and composting programs, a bike loan program, CCTA benefit, and the installation of the largest private solar panel project in Burlington on our rooftop.
Our commitment to eating food grown and produced locally, and supporting our local food systems:
We supply our on-site cafeterias with wholesome, nutritious food that is largely sourced locally. We play an active role in nurturing and support our local food systems, strive to partner with organizations that are contributing to the local food economy, and provide frequent on-site nutritional education for employees. We also offer the opportunity to participate in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), where employees can elect to have high quality food from a trusted local farm delivered regularly to the workplace for added convenience.
Our commitment to the arts and culture in the communities where we operate:
The arts are at the heart of every vibrant, thriving community. Whether its featuring local artists through rotating exhibits at our offices in Burlington and MB or gathering employees to collaborate on a community art project, we find that art unites us all, and provides a forum to inspire and promote creativity and diversity.
Our commitment to contributing to the places where we live and work:
Giving back and actively participating in the communities we call home is one way we demonstrate our corporate citizenship. Through employee volunteer programs we find ways to connect with change-making organizations that drive forward initiatives on youth education, and a healthy environment and lifestyle.\
Our commitment to our people:
The Dealer.com work environment nurtures health, wellness, creativity, collaboration and innovation through pioneering programs and amenities including a fitness center, wellness classes, training and professional development courses, nutrition-committed cafeterias, and competitive benefits designed to keep ourselves energized, engaged and doing great work.
Through P.E.A.C.E. we are actively engaged in supporting local initiatives within the communities where Dealer.com is located. As part of this effort, we’ve created a grant program in service of the following initiatives in and around Burlington, Vermont:
- Local food systems to promote sustainable agriculture
- Underwriting and promoting arts and cultural activities
- Promoting youth education on the importance of wellness, play, and healthy living
- Contributing to preservation of the Southern California Coast and Lake Champlain
Dealer.com’s grants are provided on an invitation-only basis. However, we love to hear about new ideas that align with the P.E.A.C.E. mission. If you are in Burlington and you have a program that matches our mission, please share your idea. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are not able to respond to every inquiry; we will contact those that best meet our criteria for P.E.A.C.E., and we thank you for your interest in partnering with Dealer.com.
In addition to our grantmaking, another way in which we give back to our community is through our “People Power” employee volunteer days. We are always looking for new opportunities for our employees to dig in and help out, as individuals or as groups. If you have an idea or project that needs some People Power, please share it with us.
Employee Inspired Grants
Another way we support our local communities—while showing our gratitude and admiration for our employees who are making a difference—is through our “Employee Inspired Grant Program.” Through this, we provide grants to organizations that our employees are passionate about. These grants are only applied for and awarded internally.