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Social Responsibility

Corporate Ethics

The employees of Bush Industries, Inc. are expected to act with integrity and conduct business in an ethical manner at all times. Unethical, illegal or improper conduct is not tolerated in our organization. Our corporate ethics policy outlines behaviors that are not in line with our operational objectives and provides direction for reporting issues and concerns. These are the areas regarding ethical conduct addressed by this policy:

- Personal relationships with customers and suppliers
- Affiliations with customers and suppliers

- Unethical practices by persons other than Bush Industries, Inc. Employees
- Confidential information
- Competitive practices
- Business gifts and entertainment

Health and Safety

At Bush Industries, we have worked hard over the past several years to achieve a safe workplace and the type of safety record we can be proud of.  Having a safe workplace is one of the most important benefits we offer to our employees and their loved ones.  We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for everyone.  We do this by following strict safety and health rules and practices, including:

 Requiring every location to have an active safety program that is strongly supported by its management team.

  • Rigorously adhering to the established safety procedures, following safety practices and avoiding shortcuts.
  • Not tolerating any threats of harm-either direct or indirect – or any conduct that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another employee’s work or performance or creates an intimidating, hostile work environment.
  • Prohibiting the possession of weapons and other dangerous devices by Bush employees, contractors, vendors, and visitors at all times on the property of the Company, and by Bush employees while on the property of its suppliers or its customers; and prohibiting substance abuse

Labor and Human Rights

Promoting teamwork and excellence demands a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, or other intimidating personal behavior.  All Bush facilities worldwide must maintain a professional and harassment-free working environment.  They are places where employees should act with respect for one another and for those with whom we do business.  The following behavior is expressly prohibited:

  • Unwelcome conduct – whether verbal, physical, or visual – that is based on a person’s protected status, such as race, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, former military status or any other protected status.
     
  • Abusive language, physical behavior that deliberately causes injury to another or any disorderly conduct or malicious disturbance. This includes intimidation or harassment of others.
  • Sexual Harassment – This includes unwelcome advances, requests for favors, as well as other physical, verbal, or visual conduct that is inappropriate in our workplace. The conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual’s work performance by creating a hostile, offensive, or intimidating working environment.

Sexual harassment is conduct based up sex, whether directed toward a person of the same or opposite sex.  In addition to covering all employees, Bush’s harassment-free workplace policy extends to outside vendors, customers, professionals, and other providers of goods or services to any Bush location worldwide.  Note that this policy applies to both work-related settings and company-organized activities outside of the workplace.

Inclusiveness

As a company, we expect all employees treat one another with respect and dignity. Each employee has a unique role in making Bush Industries a better and more rewarding place to work. Our values are richly embedded in this commitment and are backed by our philosophy. Equal opportunity and fair treatment extend to all employees. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, gender, former military status and any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions are based on the individual applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to each job. In addition, our managers comply with all U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and all other civil rights, human rights and labor laws around the world where it is applicable to our corporation. We are committed to providing an environment that values diversity with a conscious desire to achieve understanding, respect, inclusion and continuous learning. Our values and culture reflect our dedication.

 

Supporting Our Community

Supporting the Western New York area is a part of the Bush Industries, Inc. culture and we encourage our employees to be involved. Each year our organization participates and donates time and efforts to multiple programs. 

Organizations Receiving Monetary or Product Donations 

  • Kaleida Health
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Salvation Army
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • U.S. Marine Corp
  • United Way of Chautauqua County
  • Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce
  • The WCA Foundation
  • ...and various other Western New York charities.

Community Outreach

Bush Industries, Inc. supports the local community in which it operates.  Supporting the community and employee involvement is a part of the Bush Industries, Inc. culture and we encourage our employees to be involved.  Each year our organization participates and donates time and efforts to multiple programs.

  • Employees have the ability to mentor at local schools and are compensated for the time that is volunteered during working hours.  The Chautauqua Striders programs allow employees of Bush Industries, Inc. to be paired with a student in the community
  • Employees make donations to Toys for Tots and Salvation Angel Tree
  • Member of the Jamestown Development Corporation which promotes local business events, community clean up and other events. 
  • Annual Employee Commitment to the United Way = $19,921
  • Over 5,000 non perishable items donated to local food bank