Pomeroy is a business with a heart. We have a tradition of being a company that cares and a neighbor that does its fair share. Our commitment to caring and action begins in the communities where our employees work and live and extends to natural disasters and sustainability initiatives.
In the community
Often the best way we can support our communities is through direct giving. Since Pomeroy's inaugural United Way campaign in 2010, employee contributions have risen each year. In 2016, for the third consecutive year, Pomeroy made the list of Top 25 corporate campaigns for United Way of Greater Cincinnati. In 2015 the United Way honored Pomeroy with a Corporate Hero award. Pomeroy received its award for the highest per capita volunteer hours accumulated for a company with more than 500 employees.
In 2017 the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross presented Chris Froman, Pomeroy President and CEO, with its Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership. The award is bestowed on a volunteer who has provided outstanding leadership to the Red Cross. Froman was Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross from 2014 to 2016.
Pomeroy employees love to use their hands and hearts to contribute to the causes that move them most. This enthusiasm and compassion shows in the work of the Pomeroy Cares team. Created by employees in 2011, Pomeroy Cares supports United Way-funded agencies and programs throughout the year. In the past year these activities included:
- Preparing meals for cancer patients and their caregivers
- Harvesting potatoes for a food bank
- Installing smoke alarms in an American Red Cross-sponsored program
- Holding a garage sale to benefit wounded veterans
- Hosting blood-donor drives
In the classroom
Pomeroy employees serve as reading coaches for elementary school students as part of the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s 'One to One: Practicing Reading with Students' program. The volunteers work throughout the school year with first-, second- and third-grade students struggling with fundamental reading skills. Volunteers are able to make serious, meaningful connections with struggling students and help move them toward reading proficiency, a critical factor in a child’s academic success.
Environmental sustainability is a pillar of Pomeroy’s corporate responsibility strategy, and has been for years. At its U.S. headquarters, Pomeroy cut waste generation by greater than 50% during a six-year period beginning in 2009. Plastic, aluminum, glass and light bulbs are collected throughout the campus for recycling. Lighting has been replaced with more energy efficient light bulbs, an impact that will continue to have a positive impact for years to come. Each year Pomeroy helps employees celebrate Earth Day by hosting an e-waste recycling event on its corporate campus. Employees drop off unwanted electronic gear for recycling in a secure and environmentally responsible way.
Whatever the project, whatever the task, the employees of Pomeroy are passionate in their commitment to being involved in their communities and sharing their good fortune with others.