We are committed to adding value to our local communities. Whether we are getting our people involved through volunteering, building long-term community partnerships, making vital projects a reality with our pro bono services or boosting economies through our work for clients, we add value every day, all around the world.
Investing time in vital community projects
We address key social issues that are important to our communities, our business and our clients. Our community champion network leads initiatives and engages with colleagues, as we invest time and funds into projects with our partners. One important way we do this is by giving every employee a volunteering day each year.
Removing barriers to education
We are determined to create opportunities for children and young people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their potential. Low social mobility is a major challenge and we want to help disadvantaged youth gain access to quality education and decent work, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our South Africa teams continue to support local toy libraries to enhance children’s physical, mental and social development through play. In 2017, we launched our education fund in partnership with Action for Children in the UK to provide disadvantaged children and their families with grants for school essentials.
Raising aspirations and improving employability
Our aim is to equip children and young people with the confidence, skills and knowledge to achieve their life and career goals. We support school programmes, career mentoring and employability initiatives such as INJAZ UAE in the Middle East, Career Ready in the UK and JINC in the Netherlands.