corporate social responsibility at ross stores, inc.

At Ross Stores, Inc. being a responsible corporate citizen means we make customers, associates, communities and the environment key priorities. The strength of our commitment is reflected by our practice of treating each of these important constituencies with the utmost respect. Equally important are our ethical business practices, which are always top-of-mind in all that we do.

Our commitment to social responsibility constantly requires new thinking and new approaches. We have a number of initiatives under way today, and we are always looking for ways to improve in the future.

corporate responsibility at ross stores, inc

Empowering customers, associates and communities

We put a high value on being a good partner to our customers, associates and communities. As an employer, we provide a diverse and inclusive environment where our associates can grow, succeed and contribute to the communities where they live and work.

With a combined total of more than 1,100 Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores across the country, we give back to our local communities by supporting programs that enrich the lives of families. Read more about how we empower customers, associates and communities.

Sustainable Operations

The most significant way we can reduce our impact on the environment is through sustainable operations. We partner with EPA-certified transportation providers and utilize energy-efficient technology in our stores. We recycle millions of corrugated boxes each year and aim to reduce our overall use of paper. These and other sustainability measures also lower costs and enhance our ability to deliver the value our customers have come to expect. Read more about our sustainable operations.

Ethical Business Practices

Ethical business practices play a critical role in our approach to transparent and effective governance. Read more about corporate governance at Ross.

Ross Stores, Inc. (Ross) includes our network of Ross Dress for Less® and dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores as well as distribution centers and corporate offices.

For questions or comments regarding Ross’ CSR program please contact Only CSR-related emails will be processed through this email address. For all other inquiries please go to Contact Us.

  • Over the past thirty years, Ross Stores has grown from a small chain to over 1,100 locations. Along the journey, we’ve maintained an unwavering commitment to creating value, with a focus on excellence, ethics and integrity in all that we do. This extends beyond our mission of offering customers the best name-brand bargains possible. It also means enhancing the lives of our almost 54,000 associates, by giving back to the communities where we operate, and by finding ways to operate our Company more efficiently, which reduces our impact on the environment.
  • —Michael Balmuth,
    Vice Chairman and
    Chief Executive Officer

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