A purpose driven company

Essendant is a purpose-driven company that strives for more than just business success. We treat others with respect, act with honesty and integrity, and improve our communities. An important part of “enabling our partners to reach their full potential” is to honor our values, both in our business transactions and our commitment to building stronger communities.

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Giving Back

Since Essendant’s founding, charitable work has been an important component of the company. The Essendant Charitable Foundation provides outlets for our associates and customers to serve communities in need around the world.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Weaving diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our culture helps Essendant grow as a high-performance organization with a purpose, and differentiates us as an employer and business partner of choice.

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Sustainability and responsible business practices are important elements to our company culture. We are committed to incorporating programs and policies that make a difference to our partners and our communities.

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Associate Safety

Protecting the health and safety of our associates and business partners is a priority to our company. Essendant is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment across all facets of our business by empowering associates through safety leadership and programs.

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