Corporate responsibility

Vicinity Energy is committed to serving our employees, customers, and communities with the highest respect for the individual and the environment.
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We’re committed to reaching net zero emissions across our operations. Our teams continuously work to implement sustainability upgrades at our facilities, preserving resources and driving energy efficiency.


We’re committed to conducting our business operations safely. We empower every employee to preserve the health and safety of themselves and others and take part in training to ensure that safety is a key part of our operations.

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Diversity and inclusion

Vicinity strives to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. Our workplace practices prevent discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability status.


At Vicinity, we believe that a strong culture of social responsibility is necessary to serve the communities we operate in best. The values of service excellence, inclusion, teamwork, respect, innovation, and community-mindedness drive our team.

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Fair operating practices

We expect all employees to comply with the letter and spirit of the laws that apply to our businesses and to act ethically. Conduct that falls short of these standards simply does not serve our interests. We further expect our leadership, managers, and supervisors to ensure that employees know what is expected of them and to set an example of appropriate conduct.

We will not compromise our standards for a short-term gain, such as winning a contract.

Our reputation and long-term future as an industry leader depend on it.

Vicinity maintains and obligates our entire team to abide by these corporate policies:

Code of business conduct

Equal employment opportunity

Drug and alcohol-free workplace

Non-harassment policy

Policy against workplace violence

Our community

Our employees take pride in getting involved in our communities. The Vicinity Energy team regularly hosts donation drives, environmental clean-up days, and partners with local organizations and schools to improve the communities we serve.

Food drives

Clothing and winter coat drives

Local school support

Community cleanups

Sustainability efforts

Our Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, and Baltimore teams have held several food drives to benefit organizations like Philabundance, the Green Apple Pantry, and the Maryland Food Bank, contributing hundreds of pounds of food donations.

During the winter season, our team members do their part to keep those that are less fortunate warm.

Our Grand Rapids and Boston teams have collected dozens of winter coats to benefit organizations like Mel Trotter Ministries, One Warm Coat, and the YMCA.

As dedicated neighborhood partners, our team frequently supports local schools. Vicinity employees have participated in career days at Esperanza Charter Cyber School and G.W. Childs Elementary School in Philadelphia.

Our Baltimore team has donated over 100 backpacks to a local public school ahead of the school year.

Year round, our teams participate in local clean-up initiatives to preserve natural ecosystems and the improve the environment.

Across our locations, our teams have conducted trail and river cleanups, especially where our operations are located like the Oklahoma River, the Charles River and the Schuylkill River.

Across our locations, our teams have taken initiative to support sustainability efforts in the communities we serve.

Several of our teams conducted stormwater drain marking to prevent polluted water from entering our rivers. Teams have also planted pollinator gardens, sponsored community recycling stations, and even donated a water wagon to support local park operations.

Our customers​​

Our employees and customers work together in the communities we serve, and we are proud to align our values with our customers and work to improve their businesses.

To preserve the historic artifacts housed in the Walters Art Museum, our buildings must meet precise humidification requirements. The reliability of district energy and its ability to meet the needs of our exhibitions while reducing our carbon footprint made Vicinity an excellent choice.

Julia Marciari Walters Art Museum, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director

We’ve been very happy with our longstanding steam service from Vicinity, and look forward to the additional efficiency, reliability and peace of mind we can expect from their chilled water service. Keeping our guests comfortable is our number one priority and we’re proud to be reducing our carbon footprint in the process.

John Glenn Hotel Phillips, General Manager

Reliable service is essential in operating the Walnut Street Theatre, America’s oldest theatre. We chose Vicinity to meet today’s modern demands in operating our National Historic Landmark because of their outstanding track record and dedication to the community.

Mark Sylvester Walnut Street Theatre, Managing Director

The steam and chilled water services that Vicinity Energy provides are crucial to the operational efficiency of our hospital and support our mission to provide excellent and compassionate clinical care to all citizens of Baltimore.

Robert Beckwith Mercy Medical Center, Vice President of Support Services and Construction

Thanks to the reliability and flexibility of district energy, tenants can be confident that our labs will maintain consistent 24/7 heating, reheating, sterilization and humidification to meet the specific requirements needed to support their critical research.

Sam Mattei Keystone Property Group, Senior Property Manager

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