Corporate Social Responsibility

At Ross Stores, Inc., which includes Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS, treating our associates, our communities and our environment with respect is a priority every day. We are also committed to ethical business practices as a cornerstone of our Company.

While we have a number of corporate social responsibility programs today, our commitment to this area constantly requires new thinking and new approaches. As a result, we are always looking for ways to improve.

Corporate Social Responsibility at Ross Stores, Inc.

  • “Over the past 30 years, Ross has grown from a small chain to almost 1,300 stores. Along the journey, we’ve maintained an unwavering commitment to creating value, with a focus on excellence, ethics and integrity in all that we do. This extends beyond our mission of offering customers the best name-brand bargains possible. It also means enhancing the lives of our more than 66,000 associates, by giving back to the communities where we operate, and by finding ways to operate our Company more efficiently which reduces our impact on the environment.”

    —Michael Balmuth,
    Executive Chairman


We strive to provide a work environment where our associates can grow, succeed and contribute to the communities where they live and work. Read more about how we empower our associates.


Through our community giving program, our Company and Foundation partner with organizations that work in our communities to build academic achievement and life skills for young people. Read more about our mission statement and our giving programs.


Our sustainability efforts not only help us be responsible corporate citizens, but also lower costs and enhance our ability to deliver the value our customers expect. Read more about our sustainable operations.


Ethical business practices play a critical role in our approach to maintain transparent and effective governance. Read more about our ethical business practices and corporate governance.