Philanthropy and Volunteering

Through our technology expertise, volunteerism, charitable giving, and a growing commitment to diverse suppliers, ADP is committed to giving back to communities where we live, work and conduct business. With the rise of recent social unrest across the US, we are now more committed than ever to pursuing inclusive philanthropic efforts.

ADP Foundation

The ADP Foundation is the center of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. It magnifies the impact of associate giving to causes that align with our values and CSR focus areas.

Services provided by the Foundation include:

  • Oversight of ADP Cares, our global associate hardship fund
  • Donation processing and matching program
  • Review/approval of grant requests from charitable organizations
  • Determination of eligible charitable organizations and volunteer options
  • Fundraising for eligible charitable organizations

Supplier Diversity

ADP is committed to extending the shared values that diverse suppliers bring to our business. We understand that creating partnerships with diverse suppliers is not only the right thing to do; it gives us a powerful business advantage.

Our Supplier Diversity Program supports

  • Woman-owned business enterprises
  • Minority-owned business enterprises
  • Veteran-owned business enterprises
  • Disabled-owned business enterprises
  • LGBTQ+-owned business enterprises
  • Small disadvantaged business enterprises
  • Small business enterprises

Making progress

ADP’s Supplier Diversity Program continues to grow with proven success. Our FY 2020 achievements include:

  • Overall FY 2020 total: $340.7M
  • 14% of overall procurement spend with diverse suppliers
  • 40% increase in spend with African American owned businesses
  • 34% increase in spend with Hispanic American owned businesses
  • 23% increase in contingent staffing spend
  • $1.3M in savings attributed to using diverse suppliers

Many small businesses are diverse businesses—some of which are our clients. Supplier mentorship at ADP features one-on-one work, group discussions and summits to help new and existing suppliers improve their business acumen, especially with large corporations.

Looking ahead

We are pleased with the progress we’ve made and want to keep moving the needle. Current initiatives include:

  • Increasing Minority, Veteran, and LGBTQ+ spend by finding opportunities with ADP business stakeholders
  • Training and mentorship for new and existing suppliers
  • Partnering with local, regional, and national organizations that support supplier diversity

COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to the global supply chain, negatively impacting many small businesses. Some small businesses saw their revenue stream disappear; others pivoted to expand services to support COVID-19 relief. During these trying times ADP has relied on some of our diverse suppliers to help support and provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other needed essentials to allow ADP associates to work from home and safely return to the office successfully. We have offered payment term adjustments to help get our diverse suppliers paid more quickly so they can continue to run their day-to-day operations.