Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
At Ascent, we are guided by the principle of Integrity First – Safety Always. Operating under this principle, we actively consider the interests of all stakeholders in all that we do – from those who work for us and partner with us, to those who live near our operations and offices. Our results reflect our strong focus on corporate responsibility and the commitment of our team to operate in a financially and socially responsible manner.
Our environmental, social and governance program highlights include:
Ascent has taken a best-in-class leadership approach to corporate responsibility and we are committed to protecting our employees, stakeholders and the communities impacted by our operations. As reflected in our results, we are committed to acting as an excellent corporate citizen, not only to help manage a responsible business, but also because we firmly believe that it’s the right thing to do.
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is a vital component of Ascent’s corporate culture and identity. That’s why we have implemented such a robust employee volunteer program. Our employees are provided eight hours of paid time annually to volunteer for the charitable organization of their choice. That represents a total of almost 3,250 volunteer hours helping those in need in our communities. Our employees serve as mentors at local schools, participate in adopt-a-highway programs, and volunteer at numerous other local non-profit organizations including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the City Rescue Mission, the American Red Cross, and Allied Arts.
In 2019, we partnered with Monroe Elementary in Oklahoma City to build a STEM room for their students. Students will learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through the use of a 3-D laser printer, handheld digital microscopes, and other educational tools. Ascent also provided all school supplies for more than 340 students at Brook Intermediate School in Byesville, OH.