Trust is the vital glue that binds all human and business relationships together and building it has been our hallmark since Dan Edelman started our firm in 1952. Our 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer found that employees and the general public look to businesses and their leaders to help solve societal issues. In this age of disruptive change and skepticism, we work to foster the trust of our clients, employees and partners through citizenship, our global corporate social responsibility mandate.

From volunteerism and pro bono work to greener offices and responsible procurement, citizenship at Edelman continues to activate a collective force for good. We aim to align all of our policies, programs and operations to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure we’re holding ourselves accountable for action every step of the way.

Our annual citizenship report provides an overview of how we are living our fourth core value — The Commitment to Positively Impact Society — and demonstrates this commitment across our four core pillars of citizenship: our clients, our people, our communities and our world.

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Download our FY19 Citizenship Report

Learn More on the Citizenship Report Hub

In the video below, John Edelman, managing director of Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, outlines out citizenship progress and celebrates the dedicated employees who enable our work.


Our Purpose-Driven Work

Increasingly, we assist clients with their purpose-driven campaigns, aided by our own leadership on varied citizenship-related fronts. Our talent is one of the most valuable tools we can use to create lasting change in our communities and world. View a few examples of our work below:

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