Giving Back

Giving Back

Paramount Pictures has a long and proud tradition of giving back.  Our corporate social responsibility program is focused on four key initiatives:  supporting public education; protecting the environment; combating HIV/AIDS; and promoting volunteerism.  By offering employee engagement opportunities, coupled with financial and in-kind contributions, Paramount supports numerous local, national, and global non-profit organizations.

Viacommunity Day 2013

On Friday, April 19, 2013, Paramount Pictures celebrated its eighteenth
year of giving back at Viacommunity Day, the company’s Viacom-wide annual day of community service.  This year, more than 1,500 Paramount employees in nineteen countries joined together to make a difference in their communities by volunteering at local schools, parks, and nonprofit organizations across the globe.

Paramount Honors National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Paramount Pictures teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to give back and get glam!  On Friday, March 8th, employees making a donation to AIDS Project Los Angeles received a custom "lip-over" by a professional MAC makeup artist and complimentary lipstick from MAC’s Viva Glam collection, which benefits the MAC AIDS Fund.

The successful on-lot fundraiser raised more than $1,000 for the life-saving work of AIDS Project Los Angeles and helped shed light on the impact on HIV/AIDS on women and girls.

More Than 1,400 Hours Served!

In 2012, members of the Paramount Volunteer Crew gave more than 1,400 hours to projects throughout our community. These projects ranged from serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House to helping students complete their FAFSA (financial aid) forms; from cheering on athletes at the Special Olympics to picking up trash and leaves in a neighboring community garden.

The Season of Giving

Each year during the holiday season, Paramount partners with a local non-profit organization for a holiday giving drive. In 2012, the studio partnered with Aviva Children & Family Services, whose mission is to provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational programs to help at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth – as well as their families – function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community. Employees were able to read wish lists and “adopt” a child or family in need.

AIDS Walk 2012

Paramount Pictures has a long history of supporting AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The studio was home to the very first AIDS Walk in 1985 and has been a proud sponsor every since. Each year, employees join to form a team for the event and the 2012 team was the largest yet with 140+ members raising more than $15,000.

This annual event raises funds to help continue the life-saving work of AIDS Project Los Angeles and many other worthy HIV/AIDS organizations.

World AIDS Day – Facing AIDS

World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. For the 2012 event, the US Department of Health & Human Services encouraged people to start "Facing AIDS" and to show their support by submitting photos with signs stating why and how they are facing AIDS.

Mentees Celebrate the Season of Giving

Paramount's mentoring programs at both Le Conte Middle and Helen Bernstein High Schools celebrated the holidays with unique sessions.

Mentors and mentees at Le Conte Middle School held a multicultural holiday celebration, learning about holidays including Diwali, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and more. Using this new knowledge, they were then challenged to work in small teams to create and present their own new cultures.

College and Career Panel

What do I do after high school? This can be an overwhelming question for any high school student. During a recent mentoring session, Paramount employee mentors helped their mentees explore options. Mentors and mentees played icebreaker games asking each other questions about first jobs, college majors and more.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In 2012, Paramount installed four electric vehicle charging stalls on the studio lot. These charging stations are available for use 24 hours a day/7 days a week and open to all Paramount Pictures’ employees and guests.

Why drive electric? Electric vehicles emit few to zero emissions while driving on battery power.

Day Without a Bag

Did you know that Californians use 12 billion plastic bags each year? To help raise awareness, the Paramount studio lot went plastic bag free on Thursday December 20th in support of Heal the Bay's statewide 'Day Without a Bag' campaign.

Countless employees brought their reusable bags from home. And more than 100 made a donation to Heal the Bay and received a Paramount reusable tote.