Best Community Outreach Programme (UK 2021)
We recognise the importance of delivering social value through our internal and external communities and support our people to deliver activities where they can make the most difference through selected charity partners, social outreach, and volunteering.
Our three main aims are to:
- Demonstrate our commitment to the wider community;
- Motivate staff across the Group, by encouraging teambuilding activities in a worthwhile cause; and
- Communicate Computacenter’s core values to customers, staff and other stakeholders.
Inspiring Future Generations
To attract diverse talent, we continue to run outreach programmes with schools, universities, and charities, promoting awareness of women in technology, attracting minority ethnic talent, people with disabilities, and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition, we offer a unique mentoring programme and career changer programme for female candidates interested in technology roles.
Over 140 employee volunteers in the UK supported our educational outreach programme (Bright Futures) during 2022, reaching over 34,000 students and young adults. The Bright Futures mission is to support the next generation of young people by inspiring them to follow a career in technology.
In October 2021 we were proud to be recognised at the CRN Women in Channel Awards 2021 for our Community Outreach Programme.
UK Armed Forces Covenant
We were proud to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant in 2020.
This is our promise as a company to ensure that those who serve, or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
In practical terms, this means that we are an armed-forces friendly organisation; we actively support the employment of veterans and their spouses and partners; we support our employees who are members of the reserve forces; offer our time to cadet forces in our communities and schools; and continue to support Armed Forces Day and other forces charities.
We have also formed an active Armed Forces Employee Impact Group that is made up of interested colleagues who meet to consider how Computacenter can develop as a forces-friendly organisation.
Our Wider Communities
Our work with future talent is a key part of our strategy for working with our wider communities and how we deliver social value. Over the last few years, we have developed strong partnerships with a number of schools, universities, and charities in the UK where we can influence and support students in the areas of:
- Talent from ethnic minorities;
- STEM awareness and women in tech;
- People with disabilities;
- Youth in crisis - economic weak areas
Working with Charity Partners
We support initiatives to raise money for charities, including activities proposed and run by our employees. We achieve fundraising through donations, events, and Give as You Earn options.
Some of the highlights from 2022 include:
- Over 40 charities donated to through our company supported fundraising activities and donations.
- 37,000 donated to UNICEF in connection with the ‘CC Big Walk’ wellbeing challenge.
- £65,000 donated to the Disaster Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal.
- Local volunteering activities including food bank donations in the United Kingdom, beach clean-ups in North America, and the donation of provisions for Ukraine.
To find out more about Computacenter’s charity sponsorship or opportunities, you can reach us at Charity@computacenter.com
Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing
Driving a healthy, diverse and inclusive business is important for our people and our business.
These are the values on which we built this company and they are the values on which we will continue to grow Computacenter.
Ensuring sustainable operationsTaking a responsible approach across our operations, including our direct and indirect environmental impact and oversight of the supply chain.
Our Purpose: Helping our customers change the world
Our customers are some of the world’s greatest organisations. We work hard to get to know them, understand their needs and put them at the heart of everything we do. We work relentlessly to build their long-term trust, so they can rely on us in a complex and ever-changing world.