The ARS team strives be a good corporate citizens by doing the right thing and giving back to the communities in which we operate. Key social responsibility initiatives for us include:
Code of Conduct
At ARS, we are committed to developing and maintaining a positive, successful work environment. Simply put, our code of conduct can be summed up in two words: Be Good. Among other things, to us this means following company policies, respecting others, setting high performance standards for ourselves and others, doing what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it, taking responsibility for our actions, preventing harassment and discrimination, proactively reporting and addressing issues, and valuing the importance of the work we perform and the trust placed in our team by others. We want to do the right thing in all aspects of our business.
The term diversity can mean different things to different people. At ARS, we recognize that diversity refers to differences between individuals, real or perceived. This definition would encompass varying morals, values, ethics, life experiences, job experiences, education level, cultural backgrounds, learning styles, lifestyle and more. There are infinite qualities that make each individual unique; when combined as a team, these qualities make each organization somewhat unique. We value this diversity and the different perspectives that it provides to us as an organization.
The nature of our business takes us into the homes and workplaces of many; we understand and value the trust our customers place in us when they call us in to resolve their emergency situation. This trust is the foundation of our business. Therefore, we strive to excel in every aspect of our business and set very high standards of performance and behavior for every member of our organization as well as any subcontractors we may utilize.
We strive to:
- Abide by federal, state and local laws
- Achieve high standards of ethical conduct
- Perform with excellence
- Prevent harassment and discrimination
- Respect and value others
- Take responsibility for our actions
Just as we are always ready to serve our customers, we are equally ready to support charitable organizations and the communities in which we conduct business. We have provided financial support, supplies and volunteer labor to provide assistance to non-profitable organizations. We are active supporters of the Gloria Gemma and Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundations, shelters for battered women, and other charitable organizations.
ARS Restoration Specialists’ charitable giving focuses on the development, building and maintenance of strong communities where our business and individuals can thrive; and reflects the focus and interests of those within our business communities.
To be considered for funding, an organization must be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity. Priority consideration will be given to organizations and activities in areas with an established ARS presence.
$25,000 Charitable Donation
In 2017, ARS launched a Donation Nomination program to broaden our support of other foundations whose mission is to help those less fortunate and in need. The charity is revealed and a $25,000 donation is presented at the company’s annual holiday party in December each year. ARS welcomes all those in our network and family to nominate a charity that you feel is worthy of this donation by contacting Kate Petrick at KPetrick@arsserv.com. All nominations must be submitted by October 31st.
The following programs and activities are ineligible for consideration:
- Religious organizations, except religiously-sponsored service organizations that otherwise meet all criteria and whose programs serve the general public without discrimination.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
- Political candidates, parties, campaigns or causes.
- Labor organizations
- Fraternal organizations
ARS utilizes organic products in our cleanup process and properly dispose of contaminated materials.
As we often work in environments where significant damage has been done, it is difficult to recycle materials that we are removing from work sites. We do, however, recycle paper in our offices and have plans to expand our in-house recycling program.
First and foremost, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our employees. We will not send our work crews into a property until we know the right clearances have been received by authorities or until we know they have the right personal protective equipment and tools to perform the job safely. From time to time, there may be severe weather conditions that make it unsafe for our crews to travel to your emergency site. In those situations, we would hope our clients would understand our decision to “ground” our crews until they can travel safely.
We are also committed to protecting the occupants of properties we may be working in so there may be times when we ask occupants to leave the premises temporarily. We hope the people and companies we are trying to help trust us enough to respect our decision about their safety.