CINTAS BEGAN WITH A BELIEF THAT SUSTAINABILITY MADE GOOD BUSINESS SENSE.
Our founders, Doc and Amelia Farmer, saw an opportunity in the midst of the Great Depression to reclaim and launder used rags that businesses had discarded, and resell them to other companies. Through our transformation from Acme Wiper and Industrial Laundry in the 1930s to what would become Cintas in 1973, and over many decades of growth, sustainability remains at the core of our company.
One of the best ways to progress on sustainability issues is to consistently report on our successes, our goals and the variety of ways we’ll continue to work toward stronger diversity and inclusion, workplace health and safety, product and service innovations, corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. From CEO Scott Farmer down, Cintas managers are fully engaged in our social, environmental, safety and diversity initiatives. This Corporate Responsibility report demonstrates how our actions reflect our thorough sustainability commitments.
We know corporate responsibility is important to our stakeholders—you’ve told us. And the employee-partners at Cintas have eagerly adopted sustainability practices and have welcomed the considerable responsibility that goes with them. Thanks to our employee-partners' commitment, Cintas’ record in the arena of citizenship and environmental best practices is a good one, and is getting better every year. We’re living our commitment to deeper knowhow and caring service.
We welcome your feedback and comments about this report. Please feel free to contact the Corporate Communications Department at (513) 573-4155.