Brokering a Better Tomorrow
Core Values of DBS
Global citizenship is at the core of our values at DBS, driving both our long term strategy and our tactical day to day decisions. To us, global citizenship covers a wide range of responsibilities. In our business, it means going beyond reducing waste throughout the lifecycle of consumer goods, to a fundamental paradigm shift in how we address secondary consumer goods. It means researching to develop better understanding of the issues surrounding the sustainability of post-consumer goods and it means educating ourselves, our business partners and consumers in general about the hard truths of a consumer society.
Global citizenship also means addressing the needs and improving the circumstances of those whose lives touch ours, by donating the infrastructure and expertise to help Thrift Institutions develop and implement new programs. If you would like to solicit DBS involvement in a specific Brokering a Better Tomorrow project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your idea.
Current "Brokering a Better Tomorrow" Projects
• Salvation Army Coffee Project: DBS donates the infrastructure to support the Salvation Army Western Territory ARC Command's Coffee Project, which has brought a Vietnamese coffee cooperative together with the Salvation Army in a Direct Trade relationship. DBS coordinates and facilitates the purchase of raw beans from the cooperative in Pleiku, Vietnam, handles logistics of shipping to a coffee roaster in the US, and maintains an eCommerce site for anyone who wants to order coffee.
DBS also provides on-going support to several charity organizations in the Pleiku area with donations to address specific needs for food, clothing and education.
• Ongoing Salvation Army Support: DBS regularly supports Salvation Army Sobriety Banquets.
In the past, DBS has contributed to projects as diverse as funding additional chairs for chapel seating and gift cards for bikes for the children of beneficiaries.