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Have you ever really loved the company that you worked for? Did they give you the feeling that what you did was important and your contribution mattered? It is possible that the company was following the principles of a socially responsible employer that Companies the Care Day brings awareness to. The Center for Companies that Care works to enhance the well-being of employees and communities by inspiring companies to use the principles in their daily business practices.

History of Companies the Care Day
The Center for Companies that Care was founded in 2003 to promote the social sustainability and improvement of the lives of individuals, families, and communities through the education of employers in the principles of a socially responsible employer. These principles are the cornerstone of making workplaces a center of growth and leadership that can increase the production and profitability of the company and individuals.

Another principle that the Center tries to promote is for employers to practice employer engagement. This is something that will exist when the values and practices of an employer support and sustain not only their own goals but the needs of the community as well. Many companies show this by sponsoring community service days, donate to local charities and find other ways to give back to the community. With the goal to inspire these two principles in companies, the result is a more sustainable society for generations to come.

How to Celebrate Companies the Care Day
To celebrate Companies that Care Day head over to companies-that-care.org where you can see the 10 Characteristics of Socially Responsible Employers. There you will be able to see if you are fortunate to have an employer that has these characteristics. You can share this information with those who are in leadership positions within your company and see if there are ways that you can help to shine light on the good your company does for its employees and the community.

If you are the one in a position of leadership in your company, you can host an event to celebrate the day. Let everyone know that they are valued, from the head of the company to the newest edition to the team! Everyone feels better when they get a pat on the back and know that they are a valued part of the team.

The Center for Companies that Care has many resources available on their website that can help to educate employers in your community. There is even a national honor roll that publicly recognizes those companies that strive to make the work environment something that encourages their employees to rise to great heights. Delta Air Lines Inc, Enterprise Fleet Management Inc, and Convergint Technologies are just a few of the companies that have been on the honor roll.

Make time to see if your company should be added to the list and honored for the commitment and dedication that they show to their workers and your community! Let your community know that your company is a Company that Cares!

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