Regional CR Programs
The dedication of our employees makes CSC stand out, both at work at in the communities where we live and serve. A variety of diverse cultures and passions weave together to bring strength and unity to everything we do.
In 2013 we launched the CSC Charitable Foundation to build additional focus and spirit into our community and philanthropy initiatives around the world. The Foundation will provide new opportunities for employees to participate in outreach programs as well as organize workplace volunteer efforts for the good of the community, employees and Company. Our giving focus areas will include:
• Education: To foster global literacy with focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for children from kindergarten to college age
• Health & Wellness: Enhance community health and wellness at a local and global level, with focus on veterans, disabled and children
• Disaster Relief: Support emergency assistance to those in need after a disaster, or period of crisis or trauma
Our employees also broaden our philanthropic horizons with diverse local and group passions leading us to meaningful community contributions together.
In the United States of America we are proud to celebrate our extensive US Military program to support our heroic military service members and their families through recruitment, philanthropy and volunteerism. This includes supporting military members, family support initiatives, wounded warrior veterans hire and our military spouse employment program. We value America's military community for its loyalty, diversity and strong work ethic. More information can be found about these programs on CSC Salutes. We developed 'CSC Salutes' an Employee Resource Group which is a global community of CSC employees supporting U.S. military veterans and their families through resource sharing, mentoring, training and forums for collaboration, networking, and philanthropy. We also announced a company-wide effort to hire 2,000 veterans and military spouses over the next 12 months. The company is committed to doubling their efforts in hiring veterans and military spouses, taking on the challenge of the White House's Joining Forces initiative.
In India - our corporate responsibility teams hold a variety of annual events to help people in the community. Some examples are Blood Donations, Eye Screening, Dental Treatment, Pulse Polio, Health Awareness, and a Clean India Drive. We sustain efforts to reduce carbon-footprints promote childhood education, road safety and traffic awareness as well as many other philanthropic efforts. In March, CSC India held a cycle-o-thon and distributed reflectors to almost 100 Rickshaws in Noida to prevent against the dangers of driving at night.
Our Noida team provides children with a quality education and the opportunities they deserve through many different programs, including: a Corporate Membership Program with Udayan Care, work with the Tapovan Foundation, the Share Education Partner for Success (STEPS) program, and Bulandsher Computer Classes. We also participate in a Gift Aid program, which allows volunteers to visit old age homes and special schools and give gifts during the festive season.
In Bangalore, we organized a “Warm Winters” clothes collection drive where employees donate clothes, footwear and other items. In Indore, we provided guidance to kids on different school subjects. They also participated in the blanket distribution initiative where volunteers distributed blankets to those in need of protective gear for cold weather.
In the United Kingdom, we achieved the energy management standard ISO 50001 at our UK Kent data centers, focuses on improving energy performance across the data center portfolio. Achieving ISO 50001 has helped us to reduce operating costs and improve our energy performance. Our UK community programme provides our employees with a number of employee volunteering opportunities to give service back to their local communities and in the process, gain very useful leadership skills and experience for employee development. We were also proud to be awarded with a Business In the Community Big Tick Award for Education for our long term educational partnering program.
Our CSC Australia team enjoys persuing community change through physical challenges. In 2012, for the sixth consecutive year, CSC supported staff, their families and invited customers through participation in charity cycling events around Australia. In the largest of the events, a CSC team of 130 riders raised funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research riding 90kms from Sydney to Wollongong. In 2013, we have raised money for Cancer Council Australia, through participating in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, as well as teaming up with a not-for-profit organization to raise money and cook nutritious meals for distribution to 350 charities across Melbourne.
Our Brazil team of employees contributed to efforts by Projeto Pequeninos to combat hunger among children from low-income families throughout Brazil. We helped the Monte Azul organization equip young people from underserved communities with educational toys to improve dexterity and motorskills, and conducted a food drive for local daycare centers with the Anglican Institute.
This year in France, we held the CSC Gives Back: Tour de Force charity event, which is a European-wide initiative that brought together a team of more than 40 CSC employees, clients and partners to race in a 152km stage of the Tour de France on in support of child welfare in Bucharest, Romania. CSC raised funds during this event for the SOS Children’s Villages, which is the world’s largest orphan and abandoned children’s charity. Partners, clients and employees signed up to participate and went the extra mile to help promote the event.
In recent years, CSC in the Netherlands (NL) has been involved with many community based projects and events. An employee charity committee raises money for or organizes a variety of events such as the PosBank 6x6 the KenyaClassic and the cancer foundation. A team of employees participated in the Alpe d'Hues challenge, where cyclists cycle up the Alpe d'Huez mountain in France several times. The last edition of the Alpe d'Huez challenge garnered a total of 25 million Euros.
Last year CSC NL organized a gaming event for a group of 25 'challenged' young people. The event, hosted at CSC offices, involved games that made IT more engaging and provided the students with a mixture of fun, teamwork and education.
In Spain our Spanish team has an established calendar of events that support the local community. These activities range from an annual charity breakfast in aid of local Cancer support organizations, to food donations, IT equipment donations and regular blood drives for which we have recently received an award.
In 2011, CSC Spain funded the implementation of a carpooling platform for employees. Users can access the web tool freely to locate vehicles from their area doing the same trip at the same time or can opt to offer space in their own vehicle. This solution has removed cars from the roads, generated cost savings for employees and contributes to reduced environmental impact.
In South Africa (SA), CSC focuses on building firm foundations on which learners can build their future science and technology careers. Many barriers to learning and teaching mathematics and science exist in our country. Our corporate responsibility (CR) initiatives are aimed at reducing these barriers and fostering a love for mathematics and science from a young age. In doing so, we hope to build a future generation of innovators, with the skills to find solutions to the challenges faced by our country.
Our CR initiatives are reflective of the inherent diversity of our nation. Our projects touch the lives of all ages, races, religions and creeds. We have two STEM learning centers in SA, which focuses on long term development in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our tutoring projects focus on immediate assistance to teachers and learners in these areas.
Our food garden projects provide active learning opportunities for impoverished communities where STEM education can be used to meet critical physiological needs. These garden projects include teaching people to use natural resources to build sustainable food gardens for subsistence farming and as a source of income. Our team is excited to continue building our network of learning centers, tutoring projects and food gardens as we continue to pursue our dream of building innovation through STEM learning.
In Vietnam our employees participated in fundraising for local charities devoted to healthcare, education and vocational training for youth. We demonstrated our commitment to sharing and building the local community by organizing a wide range of corporate responsibility activities throughout the year. For example, we frequently provision living supplies to underprivileged children and orphans living at Charity Centers, donate used PCs for primary schools in remote provinces, annually join FUN RUN events for charity fund raising and participate in blood donation drives. Our support for Operation Smile Vietnam provides surgery for children with facial deformities and eye surgery for the blind through Ho Chi Minh City's Poor Patients Associations.