Who We Are
At Ashcroft our sense of community runs deep. We sponsored the town of Stratford's 375th Anniversary in 2014. We support our local sports teams including the Bridgeport Bluefish professional baseball team. We open up our facility grounds for annual cleanup day, our contribution towards a healthy and clean Housatonic River environment remains strong. We adopt local neighborhood gardens and we do our best to keep Stratford beautiful and clean.
Ashcroft's sponsored bench (A Bench With A View) in the Town of Stratford's 1st Street Sculpture-Arts Commission "Share A Chair" exhibit.
Sustainability and Safety
At Ashcroft we are committed to the communities where we do business. As a global company, we need to help improve local communities where we operate. We work to provide the best solution to our customers, while at the same time minimizing our environmental impact and giving back to the community.
We have projects underway to minimize our waste water in Stratford and to significantly reduce water consumption in Brazil. The Brazil project is a plant wide initiative that will yield cost savings and reduce water consumption by 20%, helping reduce the impact of local droughts.
In the United States, we have embraced single stream recycling with our Go Green Campaign and are proud of our 100% smoke free campus. Our facility borders the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound, so keeping our rivers and waterways clean is a priority - not just for our customers in the waste water industry - but for our employees and neighbors as well.
Culture of Safety
It's what we do every day. We share a culture of safety throughout our facilities and in the field. We strive to protect our customers' people, processes and profits. Our Ashcroft team is committed to operate safely and with the highest standards of integrity and environmental protection. Quarterly safety challenges, safety committee, emergency preparedness and first aid teams are just some of the ways we make safety a priority. Our people receive continuous on the job training.
Employee Volunteering and Donating
Our focus on teamwork extends beyond our offices and conference rooms. Our employees have been able to make a big impact on our community by volunteering, organizing charitable donation drives and participating in local events. We proudly support:
- The American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
- Sterling House Community Center and the Holiday Toy Drive for Children
- Connecticut Food Bank Food Drives
- Special Olympics
- The Stratford Animal Shelter
- Vicki Soto 5K
- Wounded Warrior Project
The causes we support are as unique and diverse as our employees. Some of the organizations we partner with include:
- BEST Business/Education Support Team - founding member a partnership of Stratford businesses and schools
- Housatonic Community College Foundation
- United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
- Community Health Charities®
- Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Jordan Matthew Porco Foundation
- Perry House Foundation
- ALS Foundation