A solid foundation of sustainability and social responsibility
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles aren’t new to Cintas. They’ve been engrained in our company since the beginning.
Our environmentally focused origins started almost 100 years ago, when Doc and Amelia Farmer gathered dirty shop rags that local factories had thrown away, brought them home to wash them, and sold the clean rags back to companies. Doc and Amelia didn’t realize it at the time, but they were creating our sustainable business model that has remained intact to this day.
Over the years, we’ve never lost sight of that recycle, reduce and reuse mindset — even as we’ve expanded our business lines to include uniform rental and direct sales, facility services, first aid and safety, and fire protection.
Our commitment extends beyond sustainability. We’re also dedicated to social responsibility, making sure our employee-partners feel engaged and supported in their careers and professional growth, fostering diverse and inclusive work environments, and maintaining world-class safety standards. And just as important is our strong and ethical governance approach — upholding good business practices and complying with laws and regulations that preserve the integrity of our company.