Smead Culture

As a privately owned business for over 100 years, the respect and consideration for the employees and their families has helped create a unique culture unusual to a large company


We are AUTHENTIC. We will always do the right thing.

We encourage COLLABORATION and FREEDOM TO EXPLORE other points of view to drive innovation and creativity.

We are ADAPTABLE and we EMBRACE change to remain relevant.

We recognize our RESPONSIBILITY for the impact we have on our ENVIRONMENT and the COMMUNITIES in which we live and work

We are KIND, POSITIVE and DEDICATED to our vision.


Social responsibility to our communities is strongly encouraged. Volunteerism has long been a function of many employees in all Smead locations. Fire Departments, Hospital Emergency teams, food banks, schools, and facilities employing the disabled are just a few areas where employees have given of their time.

In partnership with the Office Products industry, Smead and its employees have proudly supported the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute which provides help to thousands of people afflicted with life-threatening diseases. To date, Smead has raised and donated several million dollars to this worthwhile medical and research center.