Mission, Vision & Values

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To provide exceptional value to our customerswhile championing positive change in our communities,inspiring a more responsible model for business.

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Vision icon of rocket Vision

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Ocean State Job Lot associates in training session

We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our people and our company culture. We perceive challenges as opportunities for learning and development. We provide continuous opportunities for associates to grow their skills and evolve into the next generation of leaders, to drive the business forward.

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We put people first. We encourage associates to achieve wellbeing across physical, emotional, and social dimensions. We help associates become the best versions of themselves both inside and outside of work.

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We aim to be a cornerstone of our communities – a position earned through consistent, thoughtful dedication to the places we live and work. We strengthen our communities through our commitment to everyday value, our investments in associates, our relationships with customers and our passion for charitable giving. And we are better together, in environments that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Ocean StateJob Lot associates working together handing off box

We strive to do the right thing, even when it’s hard. We display an unyielding commitment to high ethical standards.

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We welcome new ways of thinking and working, recognizing that great ideas can arise from any corner of the business. Our entrepreneurial spirit is on display every day as we embrace risk and explore new ideas in pursuit of great rewards.

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We’re on a journey to Net Zero waste, energy and carbon emissions. From our supply chain, to our stores and corporate campus, and through our involvement in the community – we all play a role in a successful transition to a more sustainable future.

We are taking actions that will lead to this important value becoming one of our core values, which is why we’re calling it an aspirational value.

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