Rivanna's Commitment to Community
We donate 2% of sales to charity. And that's not all.
We are committed to reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, creating a healthier environment, stronger communities, and more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
Starting at the Top
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action that we take seriously. As a business, we have a responsibility to leave no one behind in the face of global challenges that threaten our planet and community. To that end, we are using the SDG Action Manager to establish our goals and measure our progress. As a Certified B Corp, we are long accustomed to accounting for and disclosing our social and environmental impacts through our B Impact Report. With 17 goals to consider, much of our work is centered on Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2% Annual Giving
We donate 2% of annual sales to nonprofits fighting for social and environmental justice. At least half of our donations are via the 1% for the Planet network. The other contributions (cash or in-kind) are through our Awards for All program. To encourage the practice of voting, we ask each member of our team to vote each quarter for projects they would like us to support.
Community service is a priority for us. Each member of our team receives three days of paid community service leave per year to participate in volunteer work. We track volunteer hours to encourage participation.
Refugee Employment & Training
We are grateful to our community partner, the International Rescue Committee of Charlottesville and Richmond, for providing valuable insights regarding how best to meet the employment and training needs of recently arrived refugees. At work in 42 countries, the IRC is committed to helping people uprooted by war, civil conflict, and oppression. In America, the IRC helps thousands of refugees resettle legally and rebuild their lives. We have worked with the IRC in Charlottesville and Richmond since 2001 and strongly recommend their employer services.
As a refugee employer, we've seen first hand the courage, resourcefulness, and resilience of those whose lives have been uprooted by war and persecution. We advocate for peace and tolerance, at home and abroad. We also advocate for climate policies that drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and alleviate the effects of climate change on people with the least power and fewest resources.