Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make.
The nature of our work touches people’s lives in countless ways. We provide linguistic support to those impacted by world disasters, wars and medical emergencies; including providing phone cards to a battalion based in Afghanistan over the Christmas period and assisting US Federal Emergency Management with interpreters during hurricane Sandy.
In 2013 our CSR program was recognised by the award of a Gold Stevie (American Business award) as a winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.
Sustainability and Environment
We continuously seek to minimise business impact with a commitment to protect and serve our environment. This is reflected across our global network of offices and employees.
We are committed to maintaining and continually improving our Environmental Management System
and fulfilling the standards as set in our ISO 14000 certification.
We encourage employees to implement sound environmental practices into their working activities
these range from energy and waste management to car share schemes and promoting cycle to work.
Communities and Partnerships
As a global business we are connected to many communities. Engagement with these local communities is one of the key strands to a successful CSR policy which, in turn, creates a positive impact at a local level and improves the social and economic development of our communities.
We encourage participation in Businesses in the Community initiatives and have strong ties with our local communities. One of our successes includes being shortlisted for an Investor in People award for Best School/Business Partnership working alongside Ahead Partnership, a social enterprise that works with the public and private sectors to foster social and economic regeneration.
We’re an ‘Investors in People’ employer, so we value our employees and go out of our way to support them. We provide support during difficult times, such as providing a free call home service to our Japanese employees during a major earthquake and get behind great causes with charity and community initiatives. Through our 5 and 10 year-long service awards our long-standing employees are recognised and rewarded for their contribution.
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With a network of over 8,000 professional linguists worldwide, we understand that our linguists are at the heart of our business.
Our commitment goes beyond the provision of work and extends to initiatives that provide linguist development opportunities. Our partnership with International School of Linguists (ISL) is our linguists link to learning and development as well as accredited qualifications for career advancement.
With a dedicated internal linguist engagement team we are dedicated to find ways in which we can enhance our linguists experience with us and help to bring the linguist community together.
As a global company we support a diverse range of charities on a corporate and individual level which are voted for, by our people, on a regular basis.
Charities who have benefited from our donations in recent years include, Help for Heroes, Support our Soldiers, Water Aid, Save the Children, St Martins Hospice, Leeds Community Foundation, Cancer Research, Great Ormond Street Hospital and a number of local organisations.
Support is also provided in response to humanitarian disasters and events wherever possible.
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