As a responsible and social player, Quadient gives great importance to the proximity of its teams with NGOs in local communities where the Company is present.
For many years, Quadient employees are thus encouraged to implement and take part in charity activities in line with its EPIC values in all the countries where the Company operates. If you want to learn more about our engagement towards communities, please read the dedicated section in our 2021 Non-Financial Performance Statement.
Quadient also wants to strengthen the dialog with its external stakeholders and have a positive social impact on communities. He also recently implemented a CSR strategy with 5 pillars and among them a pillar to engage and support the communities. If you want to learn more about our CSR strategy: Quadient's Corporate Social Responsibility.
Quadient offers several opportunities of engagement for its employees to share their skills, knowledge, and know-how by giving their time. These opportunities include volunteering, skills-based sponsorship, donations or sponsored projects.
This is why Quadient recently launched a global philanthropy program
Quadient Cares is the new citizen commitment program built for Quadient’s employees. It embodies the Company values and focuses on three main causes:
- Quality education and decent work;
- Inclusion and Diversity;
- Environment: waste and pollution reduction.
Quadient currently exceptionally supports projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company also continues to support its historical partners.
They all contribute to 5 UN Sustainable Development Goals, making sure that the Company's efforts achieve worthwhile results. Quadient is also a new signatory of the UN Global Compact since March 8, 2021.
Quadient’s Philanthropy Policy sets out our ambition, role and commitment to driving meaningful change. This policy builds on existing volunteering initiatives to get the best results for the causes we support.
This provides the framework for volunteering, skill-based sponsorship, financial donations and fundraising, in kind support, enrollment process of new non-profit organizations, grants allocation, matching challenges.
Quadient offers every employee one paid volunteer day per year, and even 2 days in the UK and Ireland, to volunteer in charity projects that support these causes.
A platform to engage employees under the Quadient Cares program
Quadient has launched in 2021 Quadient Cares, a global philanthropy program but also a world-wide employee engagement platform. The aim of this platform is to increase the reach of Quadient’s relationship and dialogue with local communities and external stakeholders, that share the same values and can work collectively towards the same objectives. In this way, Quadient also wants to give the opportunity to its employees to volunteer through skills and time sharing to support charities as well as get involved in social and environmental projects in their area.
Finally, Quadient wants to make its EPIC value of ‘Community’ part of its employees’ daily lives, supporting projects that are close to all their hearts and areas of interest. It promotes sharing, social bonding and fosters creativity and innovation. Volunteering also gives meaning to the daily work of employees.
Quadient’s goal is to make not just meaningful connections with its communities, but a meaningful contribution to society with a significant impact.
In 2021, a total of 93,654 euros were collected for projects of general interest in sectors such as education, health and social assistance, and inclusion & diversity.