EHS’ founders built the company on a simple belief: All people have the right to thrive.
Because we’re all a bunch of do-gooders at heart, we believe that helping our members thrive isn’t enough. To do more good and reach more people, we established the Social Mission Committee (SMC) to formalize a culture of service within our organization.
The SMC started by putting our commitment in writing.
EHS’ SOCIAL MISSION STATEMENT:
EHS supports and promotes opportunities for its own employees to positively impact the health and well-being of communities and organizations through volunteerism. We believe that volunteering will help us improve individual lives, our global community and ourselves.
The group went on to propose and formalize a Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy—VTO is similar to Paid Time Off, but employees earn VTO by volunteering. The SMC also organizes one group-volunteering event every quarter.
In addition to our quarterly projects, EHS provides ongoing support to Gary Comer College Prep, a charter school devoted to ensuring its graduates succeed in college.