VOXX International is dedicated to improving the well-being and safety of its employees. We offer free training in First Aid, CPR, and AED use to interested employees. We host the National Safety Councils' Defensive Driving Course on our premises for the convenience of our staff and their families and friends. We are environmentally friendly with a structured Environmental Management System and are ISO 14001 certified that does everything possible to prevent pollution and continue to recycle materials.
We provide programs that focus on the health, well-being, and safety of our employees. Our Safety Committee, comprised of representatives from various departments of the company, conducts periodic self-inspections of all areas of the building (to check for safety, environmental, and housekeeping issues). Representatives meet every other month to review any incident investigations (accidents/injuries) and to discuss the merits of employee suggestions that have been submitted. Employee suggestions that get implemented are given a nominal monetary award and are entered in an annual $500 drawing for "Suggestion Box Winner of the Year."
Our wellness philosophy is to encourage our employees to improve their health through wellness programs. Our wellness programs vary and have included Healthy Lunch Club programs, Lunch and Learns, 'Stop Smoking Sessions', 'Stress in the Workplace' sessions, and Weight Watcher's at work. The company arranges annual flu vaccines right on the premises (for a nominal fee) and an annual Health Fair with biometric screenings.Community — Charity
VOXX International and its subsidiaries support a wide variety of charities nationwide, many in concert with our major customers. We have chosen several charities that are the beneficiaries of our major fundraising efforts, and encourage our employees to support local causes. The company will match employee donations to our leading causes. On the local level at our NY offices, we participate in Long Island Cares Food Drives and the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. We support the coalition against domestic violence, and host blood drives at work several times a year. To help employees who actively participate in a wide variety of personally sanctioned charities, we have run Jeans Day Fundraisers with raffles, where all the funds raised go to the employee's particular charity. Finally, at our NY office, each year we run an Annual Holiday Toy and Gift Drive with the proceeds that go to three local charities.
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the group now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives. Their Mission is: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That mission drives everything they do. We support their Annual Go Red for Women Day luncheon on Long Island, which is one of the biggest in the country. Two of our company executives sit on the committee and manage various aspects of the luncheon. This year we will sponsor the VOXX Kid's Zone at the Long Island Heart Walk. Over 100 VOXX employees will attend the event Manning Kid Zone activity tents that range from face painting and tattoos to sand art and even a dunk tank. Our AHA support exceeds $35,000 annually.
Make A Wish. Our Klipsch subsidiary has been an active supporter and sponsor of Make A Wish since 2009, helping grant wishes to children with serious health conditions. As a corporate sponsor of the Wish Gala and Walk for Wishes events, Klipsch has contributed to making wishes come true by donating time, money, and effort as employees have designed and constructed two game rooms for Wish Kids. Donations total over $100,000 through programs such as jeans Friday, tee-shirt sales, bike rides, recycling programs, and employee auctions to name a few.
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. During these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food; health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. Additionally, the Red Cross helps military members, veterans, and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually. They run blood drives to help the nation's blood supply, teach training courses in first aid and CPR, and can be an international source of support in international disasters. We will match any employee donations to the Red Cross and in times of major disasters make significant corporate donations to this charity.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is the most long-lasting veteran's advocacy and assistance group in this country. They have never wavered in their core mission to fulfill our nation's promises to the men and women who served. They stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals. They are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They accomplish their goals by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Our work with the DAV goes beyond donating. We match contributions of our employees to this group as well as sponsoring local events for the charity. We have included a veteran as a special guest at our annual parties as a way to properly thank a local vet.Community — Industry
As part of our normal daily business activities, VOXX International is a proud member and affiliate of several business and trade organizations. We have employees who fill key positions on the board of some of those organizations. They help guide market initiatives and business policies that drive the markets in which we trade.
Listed here are some of the organizations we support:The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training, education, industry promotion, standards development, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA owns and produces the International CES which is The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services.Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP)
The Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) program is the only nationally recognized program that certifies mobile electronics installation technicians and sales people on the installation techniques and capabilities of automotive information technology, entertainment, navigation, and safety/security systems. MECP awards Basic Installation Technician, Advanced Installation Technician, Master Installation Technician, and Mobile Product Specialist certifications to mobile electronic professionals who pass a written exam and meet the experience criteria.Mobile Enhancement Retailers Association(MERA)
The Mobile Enhancement Retailers Association (MERA) is the association of retailer professionals, marketing products, and services that enhance the driving experience using mobile electronic products. MERA provides retailers with educational seminars and workshops and designed to give its members the ability to attain the highest level of customer satisfaction.Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is a global trade association of about 2,200 companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation, communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing control of lighting, security, and HVAC systems.The Electronics Industries Foundation (EIA)
The Electronics Industries Foundation is now known as the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA). EIA provides a forum for industry to develop standards and publications throughout the electronics and high-technology industries. The EIA proactively addresses environmental concerns and actively works to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products and manufacturing processes where technically feasible.Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA)
The Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) has a membership of approximately 1,000 companies throughout Long Island and focuses on the economic health and well-being of its member businesses and that of the entire Long Island business community. HIA provides services and programs focusing on international trade, human resources, business development, government affairs, manufacturing, technology, environment, education, engineering, transportation, and energy.The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has over 5,200 members. These members include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, along with companies and organizations who buy, sell, and use specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, unique, and safer. Today, SEMA has evolved into an international trade association, which serves and embraces a diverse constituency representing the full spectrum of the specialty automotive equipment industry.The Long Island Association (LIA)
The Long Island Association (LIA) advocates the interests of, and promotes cooperation among, the business, labor, educational, scientific, technology, not-for-profit, and civic communities. As Long Island's Chamber of Commerce, LIA provides valuable services and programs/representation to its membership organizations, particularly the small business community.The Long Island Import-Export Association (LIIEA)
The Long Island Import Export Association (LIIEA) provides assistance to companies involved in the importing or exporting of products or services. LIIEA services include seminars presented by recognized professionals in legal issues, U.S. Customs finance, sales, and marketing, as well as putting companies sharing similar interests in all aspects of international trade together.The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA)
The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) focuses on building Well Workplaces such as organizations that are dedicated to the health of their employees. The Well Workplace process provides business leaders and members with a structure or blueprint to help their teams build result-oriented wellness programs. Ultimately, these programs help employees make better lifestyle choices and positively impact the organization's bottom line.National Safety Council (NSC)
The National Safety Council educates and influences society to adopt safety, health, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.