Our Corporate Social Responsibility Story…
Since Continuum was founded in early 2002, part of our company ethos and partnership responsibility has been to give back and to assist charities and communities help themselves. As the saying goes, “don’t pick me up, just hold my hand while I help myself up”
In addition to our own CSR initiatives, we have also helped some of our clients through the provision of support, work etc.. For example, we provided all the work pro bono for excellent CSR initiatives such as Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children’s International, the Alternative’s Marketing for Change website, Icross Kenya, Cervical Cancer and numerous other school and community projects.
The Continuum team are very aware of our active CSR policy which is spearheaded by our Managing Director Colin Meagle. It’s only through the understanding and belief in the value and importance of our CSR role that these very worthy initiatives can be delivered.
It’s clear from internal company feedback that all of the Continuum team are extremely proud of their CSR work and the role our company has played. It’s always interesting to see the increase in employee involvement and participation in the various CSR initiatives; with the shyest employee often feeling the strongest about an issue and hence becoming more engaged and communicative.
We have weekly Operations meetings in Continuum which review all projects, SLA’s etc. and our CSR projects are reviewed and analysed each week including cost monitoring. Continuum has reinvested over 300k in the last ten years into our CSR strategy.
Other Continuum CSR Policy elements include:
- Providing an opportunity for all in Continuum to use their skills and efforts to give back to the community at large.
- Providing companywide opportunities led from the top down on social matters and charitable work.
- Allowing employees develop skills and perspective outside of their regular remit through varied project interaction.
- Promoting opportunities to reduce environment impact through recycling initiatives and by increasing paperless processes via internet technologies.
- Attracting and maintaining high quality staff as they derive a greater sense of purpose from their work.
- Contributing to cost savings and increased revenues as a result of improved employee morale and productivity.
Ongoing feedback from the team here in Continuum clearly shows they appreciate being able to work on CSR projects during company time, so much so in fact , they even consider it a form of compensation. However, the amount of personal time they also volunteer is staggering.