Responsibility

Giving Back

Community Giving

Our community giving efforts focus on arts and culture, children’s welfare, sustainable food systems and young farmers. These areas are important to our company and our employees, and we support organizations with monetary and product support.  

Past recipients of support:

  • The Sylvia Center
    • The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits — so that they may lead healthy and productive lives. The Sylvia Center is a part of a movement to develop the next generation of healthy eaters, cooks, and advocates that can fundamentally change the future of food. We work in partnership with others because we know that we can not do it alone. The problem may be big, and the stakes high, but together we can lift up young people to take their own place at the table.
  • The Green Angels
    • The Green Angels are a 501c3 Nonprofit Charitable Organization founded by Bill Doyle & Marya Vande-Doyle in 2008. The Green Angels aims to enrich the lives of local children with quality gently used toys, books and clothes at no cost. Additionally we provide infant items to young mothers such as diapers, pack ‘n plays, strollers and crib mattresses.
  • National Young Farmers Coalition
    • The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture. We change policy, build networks, and provide business services to ensure all young farmers have the chance to succeed. NYFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Request a Donation

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us. Historically, we have given more than 15% of revenues towards worthwhile initiatives and organizations.

Wherever ECC has a significant presence, it is our goal to be part of the community and contribute in ways that enrich the lives of people residing in those areas. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on three areas: local and sustainable agriculture, civil rights, and arts and culture.

Our Corporate Giving Program contributes only to non-profit organizations that maintain an IRS 501(c)(3) designation and that operate within the immediate ECC  marketing area.

Corporate Giving Guidelines:

Requests for donations should meet the following Corporate Giving Guidelines to assure alignment to ECC’s corporate social responsibility practices and pillars:

  • Our corporate giving is focused on 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations in the regions where we have a strong business presence and focus on the following areas:
    • Local and sustainable agriculture
    • Young farmers
    • Arts and culture from agricultural communities
    • Education (e.g., youth development, healthy eating, literacy, mentoring, programs that support classroom learning)

Funding or in-kind product donation requests should be received by ECC at least two months before the date of the event. Recurring requests must be submitted each year. We look forward to receiving your proposal. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Sustainability

Resource Awareness

Being smarter and more efficient with our resource use is simply the right thing to do — for the environment, our local economies and our bottom line. Safeguarding and ensuring the effective and efficient use of natural resources is a responsibility we all share.

ECC has been committed to doing its part by operating in a responsible and sustainable manner since its inception. This approach can be seen in our sourcing model, which leverages the most local, highest-quality suppliers for fruits, bottles, labels and more to support our local economies and also minimize the negative environmental impacts from transportation.

Water and Land Stewardship

Water and land are essential for individuals, businesses, and communities where we live and work. We all play a role in safeguarding these precious natural resources, and ECC works with industry and community partners to make a positive difference.

An example of this is sourcing only from orchards that have implemented “Integrated Pest Management”, which is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.

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Social Responsibility

As an emerging beverage alcohol industry leader, we take our commitment to promoting safe and responsible drinking very seriously. Our motto is “drink better, not more.” Our social responsibility efforts are focused in three areas: our own responsible practices, advocacy for responsible drinking, and community outreach.

Our Responsible Practices

We are proud of our long-standing commitment to promoting, advertising, and marketing our products using the industry’s best practices, which provides the fundamental framework for responsible brand advertising and marketing that ensures our messages are directed at legal, drinking-age consumers.

Advocacy

The Federal Trade Commission coordinates a U.S. nation campaign to prevent underage drinking. The campaign is broadly supported by a coalition of public and private organizations. The program includes a diverse marketing placement in both English and Spanish. Visit the FTC’s We Don’t Serve Teens Website for tools and information to help parents and others reduce teen drinking. The site also features downloadable materials and resources to share, and alcohol laws by U.S. state.

Community Outreach

Responsibility Training to Curb Underage Drinking. In New York, we collaborate with the NYS SLA, Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association and other producers to support New York’s efforts to curb underage drinking.

Engaging Stakeholders. As a proud member of our industry, we work alongside industry counterparts to share with lawmakers on Capitol Hill that we work every day toward the safe and legal consumption of our products.

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