Always Forward: Hilldrup’s 2nd Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We’re thrilled to share our second-annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which highlights how our team exemplified these ideals and worked together to enhance our communities and serve each other and our customers.

In 2023, Hilldrup celebrated 120 years in business, reaching a milestone fewer than 1% of companies in the U.S. can claim. Our longevity is a testament to the decades of award-winning moving, storage, relocation and logistics services we’ve provided — and the generations of individuals and families who have trusted our business — along the way.

Although we’re proud of our success, we’ve always believed our company is about so much more than moving, storage and logistics. We are a mission-driven organization with strong values and a commitment to family and community.

In that spirit, we’re thrilled to share our second-annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which highlights how our team exemplified these ideals and worked together to enhance our communities and serve each other and our customers. While we hope you’ll read this report in its entirety, we wanted to share a few highlights that punctuate our culture of service.

Giving Back to Our Community

At Hilldrup, it’s a natural instinct to give back because our business is all about building community. We’re proud that part of our legacy is leveraging our equipment, financial resources and talented employees to support organizations for women and girls, those in need of food and housing and local schools, among other causes and needs.

Our commitment to serving one another inspires us to give back to the individuals and communities that have trusted our brand and capabilities year after year.

Mobilizing Against Food Insecurity

Through work with organizations such as Move for Hunger and the United Way, Hilldrup routinely helps load, transport and deliver food for these organizations to food banks across our service area. In 2023, we transported 10,849 pounds of food, enough to provide 29,391 meals for those facing food insecurity.

Helping our Community Move Up from Difficult Circumstances

The Hilldrup Move-Up Fund assists and empowers individuals and their families who need a “hand-up” to a more favorable living situation by providing the resources to address time-sensitive issues and maintain secure housing.

In 2023, we were excited to continue our partnership with The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region to identify and award recipients with grants through this program.

The Hilldrup Move-Up Fund awarded three grants throughout the year, totaling $10,000 to community organizations:

  • $3,766 to the 516 Project, a Christian-based nonprofit construction ministry that provides local home repair, disaster response and food ministry, to cover the repair costs for two households in need.
  • $3,000 to Empowerhouse, which provides confidential assistance to those facing domestic violence, to help keep four mothers and 10 children who survived domestic violence in their current, safe housing by assisting with partial rent and utility payments after government funding ran out mid-year.
  • $3,000 as part of an ongoing annual donation to Servants at Work (SAWs), a nonprofit that provides wheelchair ramps to low-income, permanently disabled individuals.

Moving our Sustainability Efforts Forward

Our sustainability program saw major gains this year, as reflected in our EcoVadis rating, which measures the quality of an organization’s sustainability management system. Hilldrup is among the top 50% of EcoVadis’ respondents for our energy-saving and waste-reduction efforts.

Furthering our Commitment to Belonging

It’s one thing for employees to have equal access to growth and opportunity; it’s another for every employee to see how their contributions add to Hilldrup’s collective success. To better align with that ideal, we’ve expanded our commitment beyond diversity, equity and inclusion to also account for belonging (DEIB). Employees understand this from day one as part of our New Hire DEIB Training, which ensures all new employees recognize why and how we value diversity in the workplace.

We were also thrilled to welcome Tamika Mitchell as our new Vice President of Human Resources. She oversees our organization’s efforts to hire, train and retain the industry’s best professionals and champions our DEIB efforts across all our branches.

Expanding our Capabilities

This past year was also pivotal in Hilldrup’s history and our journey to continually find ways to serve our customers better. In August, we announced the acquisition of Graebel Commercial Services, Inc. (GCS) and the subsequent launch of WeSolve Workplace Environments. This new stand-alone, global corporation, under the umbrella of Hilldrup, offers office relocation planning, coordination and management services to help organizations of all types and sizes operate efficiently.

The added capabilities from WeSolve provide a true start-to-finish suite of workplace mobility services, positioning Hilldrup as the nation’s premier workplace mobility provider.

The team, led by Scott Snead, president of WeSolve, approaches every request for workplace services with the philosophy of minimizing the environmental impact and maximizing the return to our clients.

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Again, we encourage you to read our full CSR report. As you do, we hope that you feel our passion and commitment and maybe even feel inspired to take action in your own community.