Responsibility to the world around us is at the heart of our business. We believe that our Company is only as strong as the communities in which we operate. By elevating our communities, we support critical causes and provide a foundation for our business to continue thriving.
Philanthropy and volunteering
Through our technology expertise, volunteerism, charitable giving, and a growing commitment to diverse suppliers, ADP is committed to giving back to communities where we live, work and do business.
The ADP Foundation is the heart of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. It amplifies the impact of associate giving to causes that align with our values and corporate social responsibility focus areas.
Services provided by the Foundation include:
Oversight of ADP Cares, our global associate hardship fund
Donation processing and matching program
Review/approval of grant requests from charitable organizations
Determination of eligible charitable organizations and volunteer options
Fundraising for eligible charitable organizations
ADP Foundation Contribution Allocation
In 2018, the ADP foundation matched $4.5M of associate charitable donations, an increase of 11% compared to 2017.
Supporting education and employability
We believe that improving employability is core to sustaining our business. By helping people around the world access the skills and opportunities they need to succeed, we are not only building a stronger foundation for our Company, but also for society and the world economy.
We provide 50 scholarships annually for college-bound children of ADP associates, through the Henry Taub Scholarship Program. Since the inception of the program, The ADP Foundation has awarded more than $5 million. In addition, we also offer scholarships to select colleges and universities that target academically strong minority students with financial need. The ADP Foundation provided more than $1.5 Million for education-based grants and scholarships during the 2017–2018 academic year.
Advancing women in STEM
Women are significantly under-represented in the high-paying field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ADP is doing its part to address this discrepancy by providing scholarships, internships, mentoring and professional development opportunities to empower women pursuing STEM careers. ADP partners with organizations like AnitaB.org, Fairygodboss, Women in Technology and Catalyst to help us attract qualified women to STEM jobs and other roles. We also support Girls Who Code, an organization that introduces STEM education early in the career pipeline.
Beginning in 2018, the ADP Foundation initiated additional annual scholarships totaling $200,000 for students with specialties in STEM.
MIDAS: Making an impactful difference at school
Since being established in 2008 by ADP India, MIDAS has expanded from 5 schools to its current partnership with the Pratham Educational Foundation, supporting 20 schools. MIDAS remodels and transforms schools in India, creating early childhood education programs, primary and upper literacy classes and computer courses. MIDAS has impacted over 20,000 students, 150 of them with special needs. The program has been brought to 65 schools across 80 communities in Hyderabad and Pune.
We believe that every person deserves a safe, satisfied and fulfilling life, and that starts with meeting basic needs. ADP is proud to actively address the issue of hunger around the world.
The ADP Foundation has donated more than $2.5 million to Feeding America’s network of food banks throughout the U.S. since 2008. In 2018, we reached a major milestone in our support of Rise Against Hunger. ADP associates have now packed over one million meals for impoverished people in Cambodia, Haiti, El Salvador, the Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia. In 2018 alone, 1,500 ADP associates helped package more than 300,000 meals.
In 2018 alone, 1,500 ADP associates helped package more than 300,000 meals.
The ADP Foundation and our associates also give time and money to Habitat for Humanity, a long-standing partner since 2003. In 2018, ADP donated $175,000 and helped build homes alongside the future homeowners.
ADP’s myGiving online tool allows associates to donate to their choice of thousands of charitable organizations. ADP associates in the U.S. can also participate in our Matching Gift Program, in which donations to eligible nonprofit organizations are matched up to $5,000 per associate per calendar year. Executive Committee members are eligible to up to a $20,000 match, while executive level leaders are matched up to $10,000 for their donations. In 2018, associate donations, including matches, totaled $7.3 million, which represents a 22 percent increase over the last two years.
Our associates report that they feel more engaged and purposeful when they can use their skills to benefit causes they care about. So, we do our best to encourage and reward their work as active citizens and foster their contributions to their communities.
In 2018, our associates around the world completed more than 100 volunteer initiatives during our global Month of Caring in May. Over 12,000 associates volunteered 24,000 hours and donated over $530,000 to more than 1,200 charitable organizations.
Year over Year Volunteer Hours
In the U.S., we also have a Volunteer Paid Time Off Program that gives associates eight hours of paid time off per year to engage in community service during a regular workday. In 2018, associates volunteered 52,500 hours, a 16 percent increase compared to 2017.
We recognize that creating partnerships with diverse suppliers, including women, veterans and the LGBTQ community, is a powerful business advantage and an opportunity to recognize the world we want to live in.
ADP’s Supplier Diversity Program had a successful year in 2018. Our achievements included:
In 2018, diverse spend was 22% of procurement spend, an increase of 2% from 2017
84 percent diverse spend increase from 2015 to 2018
In 2018, overall diverse spend increased 6% year over year
2018 Tier 2 spend increased by 31%, compared to 2017
Many diverse businesses are small businesses—some of which are also ADP clients. Supplier mentorship at ADP features one-on-one work, group discussions and summits to help new and existing suppliers improve their ability to do business with a large corporation.
Supplier Diversity Spend Fiscal Year over Year (U.S. Only)
Our supplier diversity goals
We are pleased with the progress we’ve made and want to keep moving the needle. Our goals for 2020 are:
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