Paragon conducts business in a way that is consistent with our long established core values. These values encompass the quality of service supplied to our customers, building cooperative relationships with our employees, customers and suppliers and making a positive contribution to the communities where we do business. Corporate social responsibility is a top priority at Paragon. The key principles that drive our social responsibility and that we adhere to are:
Paragon Global Resources has worked to create an environment which values individual differences and enables everyone to contribute their full potential in pursuit of business objectives. We encourage an inclusive work environment, teamwork, openness, respect for others (regardless of race, religion, color, sex, parental status, national origin, age, disability or family medical history, political affiliation or military service) and promoting the common good. Paragon delivers annual diversity training to ensure all employees understand the value of each and every individual; plus, webinars and additional training are offered to increase awareness of cultures all around the world.
Paragon is committed to conservation and protection of our environment. Our approach to environmental stewardship has long been interdisciplinary and comprehensive. Given that Paragon is a provider of services and not a manufacturer, our practices focus on energy conservation and environmental protection. These practices include: 1. recycling, 2. efficient use of natural resources, 3. integrating “carbon footprint awareness” and environmental consideration into daily operations and business decision making processes, 4. selecting or favoring suppliers and companies that are environmentally friendly, 5. participating in projects, events and fundraisers for environmental causes, and 6. purchasing carbon credits, as appropriate. In short, we work to contribute to the environment in almost everything we do.
As an example, all U.S. Paragon locations have recycling bins that have been placed in the lunchrooms to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Our Rancho Santa Margarita office goes even further, separating the plastics bottles from the aluminum items and giving the plastic items to local schools. The schools recycle them and use the money they fund school supplies which were unavailable to them due to state budget cuts. This location also recycles used printer, fax and copier toners, as well as used cell phones. These items are collected and sent to charities like HopeLine. HopeLine recycles the used items and products to raise money for individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse. This is a win, win for all involved.
Paragon’s code of ethics includes the structure by which every employee is bound and sets forth key policies and procedures established to ensure that Paragon is operating its businesses in a legal and ethical manner. Above all, this code emphasizes the importance of honesty and integrity in everything we do.
Our giving and support is seen in areas such as the homeless, abused women, elderly abuse, causes for children, and support of our military and disaster relief efforts. We continually contribute, through employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy, to charitable organizations that share our values. We are dedicated to creating an attitude of community pride through awareness, enrichment and involvement. For money raised by our employees, Paragon matches funds to increase the impact of our employees’ efforts. The following is a short list of Corporate supported charities: Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, Casa Teresa Disaster Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Food Drive, International Response Fund, Lupus Foundation, Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Susan B. Komen Foundation, Toys for Tots, National Charity League, World Vision and World Wildlife Fund.
Paragon has made the commitment to: become knowledgeable of, and follow, applicable financial standards and requirements; apply sound financial practices and ensure transparency in financial dealings; promote and practice responsible financial behavior throughout our organization; undergo an annual SAS 70 Audit to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation; and, maintain our contract and compliance department and function to ensure accuracy in all our business dealings