Social responsibility is one of company’s core values and an integral component of the company’s philosophy, spirit and culture.

It was in the late 1980s - long before Pacific Trade International was established - that Mei Xu took on an internship-turned-job as a Project Coordinator at the World Bank, working to implement water systems for those less fortunate. Traveling to countries such as Bangladesh, Mongolia, Sweden and Britain, she discovered not only affection for travel and other cultures, but a strong passion for social work, as well.

Today, we believe it is our obligation as a successful company to give back to our community and support charitable organizations. We have a history of supporting groups with which we have a special connection, including The Committee of 200, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Meridian International Center, National Gallery of Art, Children’s National Medical Center, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Mei Xu, Co-Founder of Chesapeake Bay Candle, travelling for the World Bank in Bangladesh circa 1988