Social Impact


My philosophy is to find better ways to take care of ourselves, our clients, our families, our communities, our

Harry V. Quadracci Founder, 1936-2002

Finding a better way

We believe ordinary people hold the power to do extraordinary things.

Far more than just employees, we are empowered to make a difference in our work, the value we create, and the community and causes we care about. The result enriches us all.


We have a strong top-down commitment to learning. Only through learning can we innovate. We never say, ‘This is how we do it at Quad.’ We are always looking for a better

Investing in employees

“Finding a better way” begins with pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and technology. That’s why we invest heavily in training and educational opportunities to develop our skills.

It’s a disciplined process, supported with talent and leadership development programs, and is led by our in-house training department, Quad/Education. At every touch point, we empower each person to act as an owner of the company, to be accountable for their work, and to bring new ideas and improvements to light.

We are also at the forefront of forward-thinking programs that support the health, safety and well-being of our employees, from groundbreaking health and wellness programs to ongoing safety training initiatives and more.


What I learned from Betty Quadracci has always stayed with me. You don’t do it for the recognition. You do it for the impact it has on people, and on the heart. It gives people the opportunity to do something good. It’s just what you do.

Dan Frankowski Plant Director

Strengthening communities

There are many ways we contribute our time, talent and financial support to both our communities and the causes we care about, including in-kind expertise, corporate contributions, and extensive employee volunteerism and donations.

Because our individual locations are most closely connected to the communities they serve, our plants and people are given the freedom to determine how they can best contribute locally.

We support a wide variety of initiatives, from arts and culture to community cleanups to education and addressing basic human needs.

Our communities have additional support through grants from the Windhover Foundation, the private family foundation begun in 1983 by company co-founders Harry and Betty Quadracci.


Sustainable solutions are founded on relationships built on openness, trust and honesty. So many issues, from supply integrity to business ethics, come from a perceived or experienced breach of trust. We work diligently to prevent that.

Bill Blackmer Executive Director, Global Procurement

Fostering transparency & trust

Operating with integrity is central to earning the trust of our customers.

That’s why we cultivate diverse, talented supply partnerships that reflect our values. By working toward common goals built on respect and honesty – and adhering to our traditional principles and guidelines – our supply partners play an integral role in responsibly meeting our mutual customer needs.

To secure long-term value, we take an approach that goes beyond short-term price. From delivering lowest total cost to developing day-to-day improvements and finding game-changing new opportunities, our partnerships create reliable and innovative solutions that help customers compete in the open market, all while maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct.