Good Company

A piece of internet history documenting extraordinary actions companies took during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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– April 26, 2020: Diageo (maker of Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker)
– April 25, 2020: General Motors and Scotiabank

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These companies have demonstrated extraordinary action for both workers and the public.

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Cartwright Bag

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-Stopped manufacturing of luxury bags and instead creating N95 masks to be donated to area hospitals

– From April 30th they will be investing 100% of the profits from the sale of each luxury bag directly into mask production. Each bag sold, enables them to supply and deliver approximately 15 masks.  

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Diageo

(maker of Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker)

As of Apr 26,2020

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Durham Distillery

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-Started making and donating hand sanitizer to donate to local businesses in need

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Edizone s.r.l

As of Apr 13,2020

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Announced a 3 million euros donation benefiting four hospitals, – Cà Foncello in Treviso, Luigi Sacco in Milan, Lazzaro Spallanzani and Policlinico Agostino Gemelli in Rome – submitted by Neha Thaker

Google

For workers

– Established a COVID-19 fund that enables all temporary staff and vendors, globally, to take paid sick leave if they have COVID-19 symptoms, or can’t come into work because their quarantined. 

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General Motors

As of Apr 25,2020

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Love your melons

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A creator of hats which traditionally donates 50% of net profits to organizations fighting pediatric cancer has now leveraged its domestic manufacturing network to create 50,000 machine washable and reusable face masks. The masks will be donated directly to children’s hospitals and care facilities. 

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Microsoft

For workers

Announced that they will keep paying the hourly workers (including vendors) who support their campus during this period of reduced service needs, even if their services are not needed. In Puget Sound for example, the 4,500 hourly employees who work in their facilities will continue to receive their regular wages even if their work hours are reduced.

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Moonrise Distillery

For workers

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-Announced efforts to make and give away hand sanitizer to their community for free

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Old Fourth Distillery

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-Started making and giving away hand sanitizer to anyone that stops by their facility

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Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

As of Apr 19,2020

For workers

The CEO, Jo Taylor, expressed concern for all employees mental health in an internal communication. In an effort to take care of employees and better their mental health Taylor encouraged all company staff to take one paid full day off in April and ensure that they take no calls, no meetings, and do no work. 

Taylor encouraged staff to create a plan to bring their best self to this challenging and uncertain time, and provided steps they could take to do so. 

Source: An employee within OTPP who asked to remain anonymous. 

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Repair Smith

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A car repair company has offered free car repairs in California and Las Vegas to car owners who are severely impacted by COVID-19, either via loss of employment or acting as a frontline worker to their community. 

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Request for Product

As of Apr 19,2020

For workers

Andrew Moretti, the president of a toronto-based furniture making company affected by COVID-19 was worried for their workers future when all work came to an abrupt stop. 

Moretti, facing an 80% loss of business, pivoted and re branded as Canada Mask Supply when he learned that his company was uniquely positioned to be able to help make masks. 

Canada mask supply now makes over 20,000 masks per day. 

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Shine Distillery

For workers

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-Started making and giving away hand sanitizer to their community for free

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Twitter

For workers

Paying contractors, vendors and hourly workers even if they aren’t working and cannot work from home. 

Providing reimbursement for additional daycare expenses incurred by parents as a result of daycare closures.


All employees, including hourly workers, will receive reimbursement toward their home office set up expenses, and we are working with our vendors to ensure our contractors’ work-from-home needs are met as well. 

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Vicks

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A family of cold and flu brands donated $1 million to Direct Relief, one of the world’s largest medical relief organizations. These funds will go towards equipping front line health workers with protective gear and providing medicines and equipment needed to treat an anticipated spike ICU patients.

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Zello

For workers

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Offering their award-winning push-to-talk software for free forever to first responder organizations. 

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Why are you doing this?

Company’s all over the world are taking steps to protect their workers and help the public get through these difficult times. It is in these moments that we see the true character of good companies demonstrated by their actions. We see leadership, and courage guiding those actions. We hope by posting these stories of good companies, that it inspires more companies to support their workers and the public in extraordinary ways, and for the public to vote for them with their trust and with their wallets. 

What is your criteria for selecting companies?

These companies must 
– Provide relief to people directly impacted by COVID-19. 
– Provide relief that is difficult to provide and come with significant financial sacrifice
– Be inspiring

All of these are subjective – but we intend people to read these stories and see companies that have really put forth extraordinary effort to help. We do not want people to read this list and feel the companies features are just ‘promoting’. 

I am not seeing a company I submitted. Why?

Big banks we have chosen not to feature. While many anks aree helping with mortgage deferral programs, this is a temporary deferral of income for banks. It does not in our view represent a significant financial sacrifice since they will still receive that money in the future. If we missed something let us know. 

For all other companies please contact us and we’ll be sure to respond back with our rational, but it probably didn’t meet our published criteria. 

Who are workers?

They are employees, contracts, or vendors that do work for the company in some capacity are depending on the companies payment for their services. 

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These companies have taken extra-ordinary actions for both their workers and the public. 

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