Aramark CSR

  • Community Involvement Overview

    At Aramark, our mission is to create experiences that enrich and nourish lives. We’re in the people business and committed to great customer service at the moment of truth each and every day -- not only for our clients and the consumers we serve, but also in the communities where we work and live.

    We recognize that the strength of our communities has a direct impact on our business, and we’re deeply invested in the neighborhoods where we operate.  Our 270,000 employees have a passion for service and volunteerism and are committed to building local communities.  

    Our philanthropic and community mission is to enrich and nourish lives by creating opportunities for people to lead healthier lifestyles and succeed in the workplace. We do this by investing financial resources, the skills and expertise of our employees, and through our programs and partnerships.

    • Healthy Lifestyles: We help families to lead healthier lives by delivering information, tools and training to raise awareness about healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices as part of our Healthy For Life™ commitment.
    • Success in the Workplace: Aramark empowers youth and adults to succeed in the workplace by delivering skills development, education and training, on-the-job experiences and connections.

     Aramark Building Community (ABC) – Through ABC, our volunteer and philanthropic program, we partner with community centers to improve family health, prepare youth and adults for work, and support individuals and families working their way out of poverty. Since 2008, Aramark has invested nearly $8.5 million in volunteer expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen the capacity of more than 100 local community centers in 50 cities, involving the skills and expertise of more than 25,000 employees and impacting over 4 million people.

    Philanthropy – We invest our corporate financial resources and the support of the Aramark Charitable Fund. Our philanthropic work includes strategic grants, employee matching gifts, employee scholarship programs and disaster giving.

     Volunteerism – We encourage and support employee volunteerism by providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities, and by encouraging them to get involved in the causes and organizations where they have a personal interest. Through regional employee resource groups, known as Star Teams, Aramark employees unite to make a significant impact in our neighborhoods. During Global Volunteer Day alone, employees gave more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service to help improve community health and wellness by inspiring kids to lead healthier lives. Nearly half a million families were impacted by the power of our volunteers on one single day. 

    Aramark employees who want to volunteer can visit the Aramark Community Involvement Portal to learn about opportunities in their area.