Corporate Social Responsibility
As one of the world’s largest and most admired privately held companies, Delaware North has a rich tradition of unmatched integrity and community service. We know that being a good corporate citizen means much more than writing a check. It means making a difference in the lives of our associates, customers, clients and the communities in which we live and provide service. The company’s charitable giving mission is simple: Delaware North has the power to make the world a better place by being a good neighbor, an advocate for the environment and a catalyst for our communities.
In recent years, the company’s global citizenship platform has allowed its operations to unify and streamline its community support efforts, employee volunteerism, cause support, product philanthropy, employee recognition, scholarship giving and nonprofit support. Initiatives such as GreenPath® and GuestPath®, have all served as building blocks designed to position Delaware North as a leader in the business community through embracing issues of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and guest/client services.
The company has partnered with some of the world’s leading socially responsible enterprises in mapping a strategic plan for best practices in corporate citizenship. It is this approach that has won the company some of the most coveted industry awards over the last few years, including the Environmental Award of Achievement from the United States National Park Service; Travel Industry of America Odyssey Award winner for consecutive years and AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50, to name a few of its distinguished honors.
The foundation of the company’s social responsibility and citizenship is based on a flexible approach, allowing the company to direct its resources where they do the greatest good. Efforts are not limited only to the contribution of funds and services. Delaware North staffs also involve themselves in a wide range of volunteering and fundraising efforts. Each location is responsible for identifying and supporting its community-through volunteerism, identification of key community projects and causes and ongoing philanthropic support.
Delaware North believes that a socially responsible company is one that serves. It serves its customers by selling something of value, its workers by providing good jobs, its owners and clients by generating profits and the community at large by making the world a better place.