Corporate Responsibility at Actavo
Actively participating in Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of one of our values, Thorough Decency, and is engrained in how we operate as an organisation every day. We believe it is crucial to invest and to give back to the communities in which we live, work and operate each day. As an organisation of our size and with our widespread geographical footprint, we recognise the opportunity we have to make a real impact in the world.
Actavo’s CSR activity has helped countless communities and charitable organisations and will continue to do so as we expand into new markets and geographies. As a group, we have a core focus, but are not limited to, supporting children, youth and cancer related charities.
In the last year, we have made real impact to some great causes:
- Cancer Fund for Children: Cancer Fund for Children provides practical, emotional and financial support to families with children aged 0 to 24 affected by cancer. They offer free therapeutic short breaks at their incredible Daisy Lodge facility in Newcastle and Pine & Birch cottages in Coleraine to families from all over the island of Ireland.
We have been involved in numerous fundraising and time giving activities with the Cancer Fund for Children. In 2014, our Network and In-home Division supplied and fitted new TVs throughout the Daisy Lodge facility. Every year, we also submit a number of teams from across all divisions of Actavo to participate in a military style obstacle course over 15km to raise funds for this incredible cause.
- Camara: Camara is an international charity, operating as a social enterprise that uses technology to deliver 21st Century skills to improve education in disadvantaged communities around the world. In 2014, 13,842 computers were shipped to their educational hubs and 243,411 students became digitally literate in disadvantaged areas around the world.
We began our partnership with Camara in February 2015 and believe it is one of our most impactful causes that we participate in. It’s a perfect fit with our focus on improving the lives of children globally. Everyone has the right to an education and we will continue to support this cause to make this dream becomes a reality.
- Cancer Research UK: Cancer Research UK has a very clear goal……To beat cancer. They want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. They’re focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.
Our partnership with Cancer Research UK began in 2014. Since then, we have engaged in numerous fundraising campaigns. All of our UK employees have played an instrumental part in supporting this fantastic cause and we’ll continue to do so!
Young Social Innovators (YSI): Like us here at Actavo, YSI believes that young people are a powerful and largely untapped force for change in their local communities and in wider society. Promoting and leading the way in education for social innovation in Ireland, Young Social Innovators encourages, motivates and creates new opportunities for young people to actively participate in the world around them.
Our Network and In-home Division has played a vital part in the annual YSI event for the past 3 years and were awarded Gold level sponsorship status in 2015. We will continue to support this worthwhile cause in the future.