Since day one, Adobe has been committed to creating a positive impact through creativity, in education, the environment and the communities where we live. That deep commitment paired with our company values—to be genuine, exceptional, innovative, and involved—have had a profound impact on not just our employees and customers but on our extended communities.
By leveraging our collective creativity and committing to the global communities we serve, we’ve strived to create positive change—and we’re honored those efforts have been recognized.
For the third year in a row, People magazine included Adobe in its list of the Top 50 Companies that Care.
People’s list highlights top U.S. companies that are not only doing well as businesses, but also do good. Rankings are based on a company’s corporate achievements with an eye on those that demonstrate “outstanding respect, care, and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.”
This year, we moved up in the rankings to No. 3, from No. 6 in 2018 and No. 8 in 2017—a recognition we’re proud to receive as it indicates our efforts are having an impact on outcomes in our community, for our employees, and for our business.
Our employees agree
To be ranked No. 3 speaks to our employees’ perception of the work we do, their part in it, and how our policies and practices impact them daily. It also speaks to our commitment to those employees.
For its list, People teamed up with Great Place to Work to produce the rankings, which included input from 4.5 million employees via surveys. From those surveys, People gauged companies based on their perceived generosity, philanthropic and community support, and the generosity of benefits.
We realize that our employees commit a lot of their time and energy to Adobe, and we know that their lives outside of the office are rich and full—and very, very busy. We show our commitment to their work and life success in our paid leave policies, meaningful benefits designed to make everyday life easier, diversity and inclusion programs to help every employee feel respected and included, and opportunities to give back.
At the end of the day, we want to be a company that creates communities, within our walls and beyond. What’s more, when our employees give, we give.
Creating Change creates a positive culture
We also understand that being a great place to work isn’t just about pay and perks; it’s about the culture a company creates and the communities it builds. We believe it’s imperative that we have a company culture that cares and is involved.
From our perspective, we see the impact of this ongoing commitment every single day and are thankful for the time and effort our employees spend in engaging in pro bono creative and tech work to a nonprofit.
A good example: our ongoing investment in Girls Who Code—a U.S. national nonprofit that is committed to closing the gender gap in technology and helps train girls on the skills they need to pursue jobs in computing. This is the seventh year we’ve supported Girls Who Code and its mission to diversify tech.
As part of our partnership, Adobe hosts Summer Immersion Programs (SIPs) each year. To date, we’ve hosted 20 SIPs for 400 young women, and 727 Adobe employees have devoted more than 8,600 hours to teaching and mentoring. Over the course of seven weeks this year, 60 high school girls are attending class at our offices, where they receive hands-on training and guidance from a female Adobe employee who has taken the summer off to teach the class, as well as one-on-one mentoring from female role models within Adobe.
Each summer, our employees truly step up and step in for Girls Who Code—and that makes a difference. Through our youth creativity and youth coding initiatives alone we were able to double the number of young people we reached this year throughout all of our creativity and youth inclusion programs to more than 150,000, all because of our team’s willingness to roll up their sleeves and dive in.
That, though, is just the beginning. In our work with young creatives including Adobe Creative Catalysts, Adobe Creativity Scholars, and donating software to schools, we help the next generation find and amplify their voices. Last year alone we donated $30 million in creative software to nonprofit organizations around the world, giving millions of young creatives the chance to flex their creative muscles, express themselves and tell their story.
By investing in employees’, partners’, and the next generation’s needs and ideas, we’ve helped move the needle on social issues, enhance education, improve the environment, and make our world a better place. And as we’ve seen over and over, when our employees and partners come together in the name of creativity, change is unstoppable.
Learn more about Adobe’s commitment to social impact.