Started in 2003, “Companies That Care Day” began as an effort to improve how companies recognize and commemorate their employees and community. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this annual event which is now celebrated nationally. Suburban Propane is honored to showcase the diverse ways we enhance our company culture and support our employees, community, and sustainable earth initiatives.
Understanding Employee Value
At Suburban Propane, our employees are our most valuable asset. We actively acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and achievements of our team members, many of whom have been with us for decades! In fact, 28% of our workforce has been with us for 10+ years, and numerous employees are celebrating 25, 35, and even 50+ year work anniversaries with us this year.
As a company, we promote a healthy work-life balance and actively encourage our family of employees to focus on their health and overall well-being. In addition to competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package, we are proud to offer several programs to support employees including:
We encourage and support employees eager to further their education through a Tuition Assistance Program, where we provide full or partial payment/reimbursement of eligible tuition expenses. Additionally, Suburban Propane has partnered with select universities to offer our employees unique educational benefits and innovative ways to continue learning.
Live Well Program:
Suburban Propane is committed to aiding all employees in improving the health and wellness of themselves and their families. Through our Live Well program, employees can earn points by making healthy behavior choices and participating in a variety of health and wellness-related activities to achieve personal wellness goals and improve long-term health.
Charitable Contribution Match Program:
Employees are encouraged to support organizations that help others by supplying health, welfare, and other life-enhancing services as well as accredited colleges and universities. Through this program employees select qualified organizations of their choice and Suburban Propane matches their contribution dollar-for-dollar.
Community Outreach & Social Responsibility
Over the years, Suburban Propane has instilled a pillar of the company solely responsible for humanitarian efforts. The endeavor is part of the company’s SuburbanCares initiative which actively supports community efforts across the United States. Recently, SuburbanCares has undertaken charitable endeavors in numerous underserved communities. Examples of this include partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club, supporting our country’s veterans with meals through the Guy Fieri Foundation, or partnering with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to provide “We Care” packages to deployed military service members overseas. Plus, we are very proud of our partnership with the American Red Cross. Throughout the year we sponsor numerous collaborations including the annual Jersey City Police & Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.
In addition to supporting incredible employees and philanthropic involvement, the company has devoted numerous efforts to promote safe and sustainable greener practices with two divisions in the environmental sector.
Green & Sustainable Initiatives
Suburban Propane is committed to supporting the growth and innovation of propane as a sustainable energy source. Go Green with Suburban Propane has an active global effort to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint in the energy sector. Our dedication is to guide the propane industry towards a sustainable future by promoting the environmental advantages of conventional propane and investing in developing cleaner and more sustainable energy alternatives. Suburban Renewables aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
Ultimately, Suburban Propane understands the value of prioritizing its employees, the community in which it operates, and environmental sustainability. We are proud of our 95 years of quality service to the people and organizations who have helped us make a difference and look forward to seeing the impact we can make in the future.