Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethical working conditions are not a privilege, but a right. We always strive to do the right thing to make sure everyone in the Danby family, in Canada, US, and abroad, is treated with dignity and respect. Our Supplier Code of Conduct ensures our supply chain partners do the right thing as well.

– Jim Estill, Owner and CEO

Danby takes very seriously the working conditions and safety of everyone in our supply chains and insists our supply chain partners adhere to four key areas of social conduct;

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that diversity, inclusion and equity make us a stronger, more successful company. We know we need to do better, and acknowledge there is still much work ahead to dismantle barriers in our leadership pipeline. But we are and always have been an equal-opportunity employer, offer equal pay for equal work and believe hiring and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce is always the right thing to do.

Charitable Giving

Being a leader in our community, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves, is at the root of everything we do at Danby. This stems from our CEO, Jim Estill, who is incredibly active from a charitable perspective and preaches the simple idea to always “Do the Right Thing”. Jim became a household name during the Syrian refugee crisis, receiving the Order of Canada for his work, and he continues to be an active member in any charitable initiative or foundation that needs a helping hand.


For Danby and its customers, sustainability is very important. Every unit that is refurbished as “Danby Certified” helps to reduce the amount of recycling and waste being sent to a landfill, as well as lowers greenhouse gas production at our manufacturing plants. Our goal is to always work towards a more sustainable future. Danby Sustainability Pledge

Jim Estill plans to bring 50 Afghan refugee families to Guelph

Danby Appliances, together with Jim Estill who is the Owner and CEO of the Canadian-based manufacturer and distributor of household appliances, announced its efforts to sponsor and support 50 families fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Helping Protect Teachers and Students During COVID-19

When school started up again in Ontario, amidst the pandemic, the Toronto District School Board identified 37 schools deemed to be in the highest risk neighbourhoods for COVID-19. Danby decided to Do the Right Thing and donate 500 air purifiers to the schools that needed them most.

Danby Social Responsibility and Ethics

In response to current press articles regarding companies with manufacturing in China, please be assured that Danby will continue to manufacture products under the highest levels of ethics and social responsibility. Human rights are of paramount importance and ingrained in our corporate responsibility at Danby.

Danby donates $50,000 after deadly earthquake

“The devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake is heartbreaking. This country needs all the help it can get right now and we at Danby are happy to provide donations to a few select organizations we feel can have the most immediate impact” said Jim Estill, Danby President and CEO.

Supporting the Guelph Humane Society in their new location

The Guelph Humane Society has a new home, so we wanted to help out with the transition! Danby donated stainless steel microwaves and fridges for the kitchen and lunch areas, white bar fridges for the treatment and wildlife rooms, as well as a dishwasher and bar fridges for the community room.

$1,000 Thank You Bonus for Frontline Danby Staff

In March of 2020, much of North America issued lockdown orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Danby has provided our frontline workers with “Thank You Bonuses” for helping us maintain operations. Learn more at the link below.

Coldest Night of the Year Virtual Walk for HOPE House Guelph

February 20, 2021 marks the ten year anniversary of the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walk. Since 2011, CNOY has raised over 30 million dollars for those experiencing homelessness in 149 communities across Canada. This year, Danby participated in the virtual walk in support of HOPE House Guelph.

Freezers for COVID-19 Vaccines

With Danby producing over 500,000 freezers a year, we knew we could help with the need for medical freezers when COVID-19 vaccines came to market. Danby has experience making medical fridges with the Danby Health lineup, a medical-grade refrigerator equipped to store temperature-sensitive goods.

Donation to Women's Shelter through Regal Ideas

Regal ideas Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminum railing systems has sourced and donated 100 microwaves from Danby to the Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver, BC. Learn more in the Press Release below.

Donation to Recess Guardians

Recess Guardians has helped hundreds of thousands of youth gain confidence in themselves by empowering all youth to be leaders in their schools and communities through play and physical activity. Our donation will go towards resources and materials to run activities that promote safe and inclusive play.

Sponsoring of Refugees

Jim Estill, Danby’s owner and CEO, privately sponsored 58 refugee families who resettled in his hometown of Guelph, Ont. during the Syrian refugee crisis. Jim received the Order of Canada for his work during this crisis. You can learn more at the link below or by searching for Jim Estill on Google.
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