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.
IBM’s global pledge inviting IBMers, customers and society at large to promote the advancement of gender equality in business leadership.
As part of our commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion among our workforce, Dublin Bus is one of the first organisations in Ireland to introduce a Workplace Gender Transition Policy. The policy provides comprehensive information for employees and their managers on gender identity and how to provide a supportive environment for employees transitioning. It supports the achievement of our business objectives of increasing employee engagement to retain a committed workforce, attracting new talent and rewarding customer loyalty.
Photovoice is a participatory - phography project conducted by Dr Maria Quinlan, University College Dublin. The project was designed to enable us to see beyond the “otherness” of foreign national colleagues, to see individuals and to spark a greater personal connection to those from different backgrounds.The project encourages people to use their voice and provides a platform to do so through the medium of photography.
Dawn Meats CSR and Sustainability Strategy works across all the four dimensions of CSR. Dawn Meats Strategy is built across 5 pillars: People and Community, Sustainable Sourcing, Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Health and Nutrition, and Resource Management.
Primary school STEM education programmes – Our Universe (2015-2018) and Energize (2018-), in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland.