What we do to make a difference
Our CSR strategy is based on the education of disadvantaged groups and individuals so that they can transform their lives. Employee volunteering demonstrates our commitment to solving relevant local problems. Donations and grassroots company fundraisers provide opportunities to match our organisation’s capacity with the needs of the beneficiaries. We are long-term supporters of non-governmental organisations, we also cooperate with public administration and run community projects together with our market competitors.
Renovating an animal hospice, tutoring teenagers from foster families, mentoring social enterprises — these are just a few examples of our volunteering projects. We engage in both the competence-based, and the traditional, hands-on volunteering. On average, we spend 100 hours a year on supporting local communities with our knowledge, time and enthusiasm. In our employee volunteering programme called Live2Give, we encourage our colleagues to find solutions to relevant community problems. We respond to the actual needs of communities where we live and work by providing them with tailored organisational and financial help.
Let IT Snow, Back2School, water supply for COVID-19 patients — these are examples of how Objectivity’s staff answers the community’s needs. We regularly invite all our employees to various fundraisers, but also encourage them to conduct their own among colleagues. This way, we support causes important to our people and enable them to drive individual and group contributions.
We have been a long-time supporter of a number of charities and social initiatives across Europe. The list of NGOs which receive financial help from us includes the Movember Foundation in the UK, the Przystanek Rodzina Foundation (supporting foster families), the Sensor Foundation in Poland (supporting people with disabilities) and more. From regular contributions, through IT equipment donations, to prepaid orders, we help them grow and overcome challenges such as surviving the pandemic.
Areas of engagement
What we are focused on
In 2019, we launched Start IT Mum — one of the projects within the Live2Give employee volunteering programme. It aimed to engage professionally inactive mothers with no previous testing experience and let them transition into quality engineering. We received 100 applications and invited 6 candidates to join the programme so they could learn how to become a tester.
Runners’ Club, Stair Climb Challenge, Bikers’ Challenge, Movember and Pinky Promise are programmes which combine the well-being of our employees with charity. We encourage everyone to get more physical exercise and to take care of their health by converting their effort into financial donations given to charities which support e.g. cancer patients and people with disabilities.
Our purchasing policy is to buy from local suppliers whenever possible, including products from the social initiatives we support. Plastic usage is being constantly limited, e.g. by replacing bottled waters with a purifying infrastructure solution. We educate our employees about reducing the use of plastic and food waste in the company newsletter.
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Communities and awards
Objectivity is a co-founder of Business Class Academy, an educational project, where corporate volunteers consult, mentor and train Social Collaboratives (community start-ups) in order to give them commercial awareness, skills and tools. These Social Collaboratives are commercial entities started by people at risk of social exclusion, e.g. ex-offenders, families of offenders, people with disabilities and older people. We help empower them by providing practical advice and guidance. In 2018, the BCA project was awarded the second place in the Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year by the British think-tank Emerging Europe.
Communication & CSR Manager
People of Objectivity consider themselves a part of a global ecosystem. It makes contributing to society a part of who we are.