Community

Making a difference to the communities in which we live and work

The health of our local economies and the strength of our communities are vital for our business and we therefore we have key a role to play in contributing to them.

We encourage all our employees to get involved in Community activities, either those we organise as a company, or initiatives they want to support. We provide employees with paid time to volunteer as well as matched funds for individual fundraising and enabling grants to help support local community projects. 

The Community pillar of our sustainability programme has three main objectives; Digital Inclusion; Entrepreneurship; Education, Skills Training and Employment.

Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion is about making sure that, in today’s digital world, we are helping to equip everyone with the skills and access to the web and IT equipment that they need to live well. 

Entrepreneurship

We are committed to nurturing entrepreneurial behaviour in our own culture as well as championing entrepreneurs investing in our local communities.

Education, skills training and employment

Equipping people with the skills and knowledge to enter and succeed in the technology sector is vital for our future success; our employees dedicate their time and knowledge to help young people and the disadvantaged get education, training and improved employment prospects.