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Corporate Social Responsibility

Portrait of Ross CEO Barbara Rentler

“Ross is committed to creating value for our Associates and our communities, and doing so with a high level of ethics and integrity. In addition to fulfilling our mission of offering customers the best name-brand bargains possible, we aim to empower our Associates, operate in ways that reduce our environmental impact, and give back to the communities where we conduct business.”

— Barbara Rentler,
Chief Executive Officer

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 (CSR) programs today, our commitment in this area constantly requires new thinking and fresh approaches. As a result, we are always looking for ways to improve.

We have identified four pillars of our CSR program.

Empowering Our Associates

We strive to provide a work environment where our Associates can grow, succeed, and contribute to the communities where they live and work. You can read more in our “Empowering Our Associates” section.

Supporting Our Communities

Through our community giving program, our Company and the Ross Stores Foundation partner with organizations that work in our communities to build academic achievement and life skills for young people who need them most. You can read more in our “Supporting Our Communities” section.

Operating Sustainably

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. You can read more in our “Operating Sustainably” section.

Conducting Business Ethically

Ethical business practices play a critical role in our approach to maintain transparent and effective governance. You can read more in our “Conducting Business Ethically” section.

2020 Ross Corporate Social Responsibility Report cover

2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

To read a message from our Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Rentler, and for an in-depth look into our CSR efforts and achievements, download the full report.

This annual report covers our CSR efforts and achievements during fiscal year 2020, which ended on January 30, 2021, as well as certain other events and initiatives that occurred outside of this reporting period.

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