Why NEXTDC believes corporate social responsibility is vital
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NEXTDC announced its new corporate social responsibility program, committing to improving local communities through four core charities and community giving programs. NEXTDC’s 'Live to Give' program includes:
- Partnership with children’s education charity The Smith Family, donating $50,000 and promoting staff volunteering and mentoring programs.
- Partnership with Pledge 1%, enabling staff to devote 1% of their time to give back.
- Launching a workplace giving program with $1 to $1 donation matching for Cancer Council, beyondblue and UN Women.
- Providing all staff with an additional paid Volunteer Days, allowing teams and individuals to spend additional time with their preferred charity or giving back to their local community.
These initiatives are supposedly core to supporting NEXTDC’s vision of ‘improving society through the advancement of technology,’ and demonstrate their commitment to leveraging businesses success to enhance and improve the communities in which their teams work and live.
Smith Family Partnership
Through this partnership, NEXTDC is supporting The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, which provides early intervention and balanced, long-term support to over 38,000 disadvantaged students across Australia.
The program is proven to improve educational outcomes for highly disadvantaged young people and help set them up for a successful future.
Pledge 1% Partnership
NEXTDC announced that it has become a member of the global Pledge 1% corporate social responsibility initiative.
The program allows the world’s most successful companies to give back to communities around the world by donating 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit and/or 1% of employee time so that successful enterprise organisations can do their part in making the world a better place. Workplace Giving Program
In addition to its partnerships with the Smith Family and Pledge 1%, NEXTDC has also launched a new workplace giving program whereby the company will match $1 for $1 money raised from staff for any one of three workplace giving partnerships - beyondblue, Cancer Council and UN Women.
NEXTDC has also chosen to provide all of its staff with additional paid Volunteer Days to enable both teams and individuals to invest time with their preferred charity or giving back to their local community.