Granting a New Kind of Future

Granting a New Kind of Future

Giving Back Where It Hits Home

The most impactful changes happen in the towns and cities we call home—and we want to help you make a difference.

That’s why we developed an apparel grant program devoted to giving local community organizations and programs around the country a helping hand in their quest to make a difference. Throughout the year, we review applications and donate apparel to 5 recipient organizations every single month. We award each recipient with a retail value of $2,000 in the apparel of their choice.

How to Qualify?

If you’re a nonprofit charity or organization (with a 501(c)(3) designation), religious organization or accredited school, you’re eligible to apply for a grant. How to Apply? Applications are open year-round! Grants are awarded monthly; if your application is approved you will be notified via email during the first two weeks of the month after which you applied. Recipients are eligible again after 1 calendar year.

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Corporate Culture

We’re united by a single, shared mission. Our ability to work together makes our dreams fully attainable. As we grow, we’ll continue to build on these values, welcoming new ideas and innovative schools of thought that not only make us the team we are but evolve into who we want to be.

Professional Development

At S&S, we strive to create a path of opportunity for all our employees. Here, you can build a career from scratch, collaborating cross functionally every day to create a more diverse tomorrow.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity is the foundation of progress. Our values reflect that very notion, and every customer, vendor, and employee should feel surrounded by warm welcomes, the utmost appreciation and respect all because they are simply themselves.

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy is rooted in our history, and we're proud to support people in the communities we serve.

Occupational Health & Safety

We aim to build a culture where all employees contribute to and take ownership of maintaining a safe work environment.

S&S Activewear’s goal is not only to minimize operational accidents, but to have zero incidents year-round. To reach this goal, we will continue to pursue Health and Safety improvements through various initiatives.

Energy Management

Reducing & Recycling

We are continuously committed to using less energy in our stores and facilities, while increasing the amount of renewable energy we use in our enterprise every year. By 2023, we’ll have even more systems in place to further this mission.

Solar Panels

We’re outfitting several of our warehouses with solar panels—giving us the ability to generate clean, renewable power and help reduce greenhouse gases in our communities.

It is estimated that by 2050, solar will account for 20% of the nation’s energy needs.

High-Efficiency Lighting

We use LED lighting throughout our company. That’s because LEDs are up to 80% more efficient than CFLs and incandescent bulbs. In addition, our warehouse lighting is activated by motion sensors. When the aisles aren’t occupied, we’re not wasting energy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our Goals

While there are emissions associated with our business as a fashion retailer, a large portion of the emissions we generate that contribute to climate change come from our purchased goods and services.

To remedy this, we're in the process of pushing towards a science-based target that will help us reduce our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from sources we own or control, like driving company cars.

Scope 2 and 3 emissions are indirect emissions that result from our activities but are controlled by other companies, like lighting, heating and cooling our stores, or the products we design and manufacture.

Freight Optimizer

Designed to create efficiency and cutout excess carbon emissions, the freight optimizer tool allows customers to choose the shipping option best for their needs and for the planet.

Zone Skipping

In an effort to cut gas emissions and lessen shipment travel, we’ve implemented zone skipping, or otherwise known as freight consolidation.

This means our shipment freights are presorted at the point of origin based on its final destination before the carrier takes possession.

This method of shipment will reduce carrier hassle and cut expenses as a result of smaller loads.

Waste & Water Management

Our Goals

As S&S Activewear continues to expand, our team looks for additional ways we can work sustainably.

Keeping the environment and the health of our employees in mind, we’re continuing to decrease the amount of water consumed by our facilities.

We are also expanding our recovery and recycling efforts, reducing our disposal costs and decreasing our reliance on natural resources.

Recycling

Boxes: We make a huge effort to reuse boxes still in good condition for shipping our orders. We’re proud that we only ship a small percentage of our orders using brand-new boxes, greatly reducing our cardboard waste.

Baskets: Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper can save an impressive 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water. We’ve also chosen to place paper-recycling bins throughout our offices, so it’s easy breezy for employees to recycle their paper waste.

Recycling Stations: Our office lunchrooms include individual receptacles, so our employees and guests proactively recycle their paper, aluminum, and plastic.

Textiles: We want to provide a more sustainable solution to landfills, so we're launching a donation program that makes it easy to give used clothing and accessories a second life—while also supporting local nonprofit organizations.

Reusing/Reducing

Water Re-filling Stations: More than 60 million plastic bottles get tossed every day. That adds up to a staggering 22 billion bottles a year in landfills and water sources.

That’s why we decided to install water-refilling stations at all ourfacilities. Then, we gave our employees S&S stainless steel travel tumblers.

We’re happy to say that we’ve greatly reduced our plastic bottle waste, plus our employees are happily hydrated.