Excited to announce another award win for the year that is especially close to our hearts: Great Place to Work and PEOPLE magazine have named Lattice as one of the 2022 PEOPLE Companies that Care! Each year, this list recognizes Great Place to Work® certified companies who stand out for how they support not only their employees but their surrounding communities as well.
Lattice has been committed to giving back to our community from our founding, with a focus on initiatives and organizations that center on diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the world. The heart of our volunteering efforts as a company is LOVE (Lattice Opportunities for Volunteering and Education), an ERG formed in 2020 and committed to investing in our communities through volunteering to drive education, environmental stability, diversity and inclusion, and more.
Since 2019, Lattice has donated over $216K in funds and free use of our product, supporting organizations including The Innocence Project, the NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative, the Hispanic Federation, and the Asian Pacific Fund, among others. Last year, Lattice as an organization donated over $18K as part of campaigns around Black History Month, Pride Month, Asian-American History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month through company matching donations and ERG-led efforts. We also encouraged our customer community to contribute by providing donation incentives in return for completing surveys or participating in feedback sessions.
The Companies that Care award is based on over 1 million employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees.
“At Lattice, volunteer work and giving back to the community is another way we put our beliefs and values into action as a company,” said Jamie Edwards, Global Workplace Experience Manager at Lattice. “And all of our volunteering efforts are tied closely to our employee ERGs groups and LOVE, so that the causes we support are meaningful to our people and really bring our global Lattice community together. In our new remote-forward world, we’re also increasingly focused on meeting our employees where they are – seeking out digital volunteer opportunities like online donation drives to be inclusive of Latticians wherever they’re working from.”
“Caring isn’t about being ‘nice,’” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s about understanding the real needs of your people, of your community and of the world—and showing up in ways that make a meaningful impact. These companies make that kind of caring for people, and even the environment, part of their daily fabric.”
Really, this award belongs to the Latticians who spearhead our volunteer efforts every day and dedicate their time and energy to give back to their communities – and we are so proud to support them in these efforts.
“As I’ve been working in tech over the last several years, I’ve learned that everyone has a set of company values. These values are usually listed on the company’s site, accompanied by great graphics- and they’re fantastic to read,” shares Kathleen Nolan-Raygoza, a recruiter here at Lattice. “However, very few companies actually dedicate time and resources to live them out, or give their employees the means to do so. Lattice truly cares about the world beyond itself. While our mission is to make work meaningful for everyone, I think a real overarching theme of working here is “be a good human, and leave it better than you found it”. I’m so thrilled to be a part of LOVE, where I can find opportunities to volunteer, get involved with causes that matter to me, and to bond with my coworkers through a shared commitment to community service!”
Interested in joining our team and being of our award-winning culture? Check out our Careers page.