The Open Doors initiative is a collaboration of Irish businesses, organisations and NGOs determined to change the lives of marginalised groups in Irish society through training and employment opportunities.
Speedpak Group operates commercial businesses to support long term unemployed people get back to work by providing real work experience, accredited industry training, mentoring and tailored supports. The combination of trading and training transforms lives.
Learning for Life is a programme designed to inspire and transform the lives of people throughout the communities in which we operate.
Work to Learn is a proven, effective work experience programme for young people facing educational and work-readiness challenges,. The programme supports them in finding self-esteem and pathways to work, and it strengthens engagement in education. We are looking to further expand the programme in 2020 and beyond and we are looking for additional employers to provide work placements.
CSR is at the core of what we do and stand for at VivaGreen. The success of VivaGreen and the communities within which it operates requires a commitment to sustainable management activities. These commitments can be broken down into four main areas: Social Impact, Environment, Ethical Sourcing, and Youth, Education and Research. We need to keep watching and listening to what the markets require as companies (and individuals) adjust their thinking, purchasing and practices to being more considerate of the world around them.
Global economic and social uncertainties, coupled with ongoing technology change, continue to upend markets and intensify competition. In times of disruption, trust is paramount. Organisations have an opportunity to create and maintain trust by responding to growing demands for inclusive and responsible business—and by innovating with integrity. At Accenture, we have always believed that a responsible approach to business is fundamental to success, protecting our people, our company and clients, while differentiating us in the marketplace.
The Volunteer Matching program awards financial grants to schools, charities, and non-profit organisations where Intel employees volunteer their time. For every one hour that an employee volunteers the Intel Foundation grants $10 to their school, charity or non-profit organisation.
It is a company-wide initiative launched by the CSR Team and supported by numerous departments and implemented in stores across the country. Autism charities helped us educate and upskill to be as autism friendly as we can for our customers. We understand that the supermarket can be a trigger zone for the autism community and by taking active steps towards being as inclusive as possible we are embedding Lidl in the communities in which the stores reside across the island of Ireland.
We see our inclusion strategy as a long-term success factor in today’s fiercely competitive market. Our people are central to this success. They look after our customers, drive our operations, support our communities and champion our proposition. They ensure our customers choose us first. As they support us, so we support them. We have invested in strategic policies and measures which ensure our people are properly recognised, rewarded, and cared for.
Our business challenge was to develop a comprehensive strategy to show our commitment to sustainability and win the buy-in from internal and external stakeholders. We also required a systematic approach for monitoring our progress towards our targets to ensure we could measure progress in our focus areas. Our strategy, ‘A better tomorrow’, comprises four core pillars; Responsible Sourcing, Protecting the Environment, Team Lidl and Lidl Community Works. It is a company-wide programme led by the Head of CSR.