Category: Community, Environment, Foundation Principles, Messages from Kip, Our Story, Putting Our Employees First, Vendor Relationships | 118 comments
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Think we’re just about fabulous closets? Think again.
Yes, The Container Store has been getting our customers organized for more than 30 years, but since 1978, we’ve also been running our business by putting purpose before profits. Back then, we just called it the way we do business. Kind of Golden Rule-ish – that’s the way we lived and worked. Today, we’re proud to be one of the pioneering companies in a movement called Conscious Capitalism. We’re a group of like-minded companies of all sizes working together to change the face of business in America and around the world.
Businesses that practice Conscious Capitalism stand for more than just making money, but rather have leaders who walk the talk through developing and nurturing a conscious culture. And we all have a firm belief that properly balancing the needs of all of a business’ stakeholders – its employees, customers, vendors, community and shareholders – is the right thing to do. As our Chairman and CEO, Kip Tindell, says, “It’s not a zero-sum game – someone doesn’t have to lose in business for others to win. Operating this way is the most sustainable form of business, the most enjoyable and profit is the natural outcome.”
For The Container Store, it starts with putting our employees first. By doing this, our customers are delighted by their shopping experience, our vendors are true partners in our business, our stores are active in their local communities and our shareholders benefit from a healthy bottom line. We do this by following our seven Foundation Principles™ – simple business philosophies that guide everything we do.
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