We Focus on Improving Our People, Our Communities, and Our Planet.
DISH Cares is dedicated to the communities where we live and work. As part of this commitment, DISH provides support to areas impacted by natural disasters. From our efforts in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina to our presence in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico in 2017, DISH has a long history of providing satellite internet and TV service to aid in immediate communication needs and long-term rebuilding efforts.
Joining Forces to Help
Communities in Crisis
We leverage our technology and talented workforce to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
Poker With a Purpose in Denver
Employees participated in a night of poker and philanthropy, raising almost $20,000 to support STEM programs at 15 clubs in the Metro Denver area. Programs included robotics competitions, career-oriented field trips, and technical-skills and youth-leadership courses.
American Heart Association, Bettendorf, IA
In 2017, we extended the DISH Cares program to our nationwide network of authorized DISH retailers. Galaxy1 celebrated the Go Red for Women movement by donating $50 of every new activation to the American Heart Association during the month of February.
Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico
Following the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century, DISH quickly joined our partners to deliver crucial communications support. We installed satellite broadband at nearly 50 sites across the island, including FEMA registration locations, hospitals, 911 dispatch offices and local pharmacies, enabling them to better support survivors and manage the rebuilding process.
We understand our role as stewards of the environment and strive to reduce our footprint across the entire value.
In early 2017, we partnered with DISH customers to eliminate fresh food waste by connecting gardeners to their local food banks through AmpleHarvest.org. DISH Cares donated $1 for every customer who enrolled in DISH's AutoPay feature, raising $28,204 toward the cause.
Along with alternative fuel vehicles, DISH continuously investigates and deploys new technologies to improve miles per gallon and reduce overall fuel consumption. In addition to alternative fuel vehicles, DISH also has an engine calibration program to reduce fuel consumption by 6%-7% per vehicle.
DISH has implemented a new, environmentally-friendly packaging process for receivers that will reduce waste by greater than 3 million pounds annually. Instead of packaging our receivers in corrugated boxes that we recycle after a single use, we now use polypropylene, a reusable material, to ship and securely transport our receivers.
We maintain a safe, healthy, and productive workplace, and provide training and development opportunities to ensure all of our employees reach their full potential.
We invest in our team members by providing training and tools to help them grow. LEAD, our leadership development program, cultivates world-class leaders through a series of training activities. In 2017 alone, 4,026 team members completed over 35,000 hours of LEAD development training.
DISH Women’s Network
The DISH Women’s Network exists to empower women to become leaders through networking, education, and self-development. In 2017, the network hosted 25 events, connecting 1,300 members across eight chapters to powerful female leaders and each other.