Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to our community.

Who We Are

Since our founding in 1977, Richmar has embodied the true spirit of corporate social responsibility, and we are committed to the highest standards of corporate citizenship. Our culture and values are rooted in service, integrity, and taking personal responsibility for our actions, outcomes and reputation. As full-service staffing solutions provider to companies in the high-tech and sciences industries, we connect people with exceptional opportunities and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.

Looking After Employees

Our business is truly our people. As a staffing agency, we understand our responsibilities to protect, support, and prepare workers for successful careers, and to advocate on their behalf. Our efforts are focused on providing career opportunities and resources to the Silicon Valley workforce, and leading by example in areas such as workplace safety, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, military support, and training and development. We are firm in our commitment to equal employment opportunity, the protection of human rights, and the prevention of slavery and human trafficking.

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

At Richmar, we are committed to protect the employment rights of qualified applicants and employees regardless of an individual’s race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, and/or other protected categories under applicable laws.

We are taking affirmative action to employ and advance women, minorities, qualified disabled individuals, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. It is our policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

We make it our priority to provide a safe, respectful and dignified work environment, free from bias, harassment and discrimination. Abuse or harassment of any kind engaged in by employees and clients alike will not be tolerated. Richmar’s has a disciplinary procedure in place for action to be taken against any employee found to have committed improper acts of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation.

Instances of decision selection surrounding personnel, pay practices and procedures of importance are regularly monitored in a thorough manner to ensure that effective implementation of the equal opportunities policy are present. Other considerations pertaining to this decision will also analyze the possibility of any indirect discriminatory behavior within working practices.

Health and Safety Matters

Richmar is committed to provide and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for employees, contractors, visitors or various other parties on Richmar or client’s premises. Safety training and the introduction of our safety handbook are critical orientation and on-boarding activities. We also help employees become familiar with customers’ work environments, safe work practices, emergency procedures, and protective equipment. As mandated by law and corporate policy, employees have the right to refuse unsafe work. Employee safety and customer service are paramount in our business; as such, we help employees understand how to recognize safety hazards and report them to on-site management.

A complete copy of Richmar’s Health and Safety policy statement is available to all employees. Employees seeking additional information for matters of relevance are advised to refer to the extensive material outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Looking After Customers

Richmar is dedicated to helping our customers reach their business objectives, which includes supporting our customers’ key social responsibility initiatives and programs. We are honoured to work in collaboration with our customers, many of whom are actively engaged in their local communities. Our employees play an important role in helping our customers meet their CSR goals, and we are proud that our employees embrace the opportunity to help improve lives around the world through their work and civic involvement.

Protecting The Environment

Richmar strives to continuously reduce our impact on the environment. We have actively reduced our use of printed material and continue to seek innovative methods to reduce paper use even further. We implemented an online Timesheet Portal and Onboarding system which in itself has eliminated the use of paper when communicating with all Richmar employees. We are dedicated to the recycling and disposal of confidential and non-confidential documents in an environmentally friendly fashion. Among our commitment to the safe disposal of multiple materials includes that of all computer equipment. Where possible, we also donate PCs and monitors alike to local to community to re-use.

Richmar also is registered with The Commuter Benefit Program, a voluntary benefit for eligible employees that allows employees to pay for eligible transit or vanpooling expenses with pre-tax dollars. By offering this program, we encourage employees to use vanpools and transit, to help the environment stay clear of smog and air pollution.

Community Engagement

Richmar have always taken pride in our ability to successfully immerse ourselves in Silicon Valley the local community in which we operate. It is our responsibility to give back our success each year to charitable causes. From ensuring families get healthy meals to fighting cancer, Richmar makes an annual donation to Second Harvest Food Bank and the American Cancer Society.

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