Society expects more of businesses than it ever has before – not just to be operationally efficient and available at the tap of a screen, but also to be environmentally and socially responsible. The same goes for employees who want to feel as though they are positively impacting the world through their work.
Hybrid working has significantly reduced the carbon output associated with daily commuting for employees, as well as reducing energy usage at our offices – and we are constantly exploring ways to continue reducing our environmental impact.
We also support a number of local charitable organisations through funding and donated time and resources. We encourage our employees to do the same by donating two working days each year to take part in charitable activities.
The Sage Foundation is committed to transforming lives by investing time, money, expertise, and technology to create sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in our local communities around the world.
The programme supports tens of thousands of people in local communities through more than 1,000 charities and unifies colleagues and partners in a global programme of social change philanthropy, transforming lives to support economic stability and social equality.
IT Schools Africa
We support this local Cheltenham organisation with donations of resources including computing equipment to help communities in Africa to achieve computer literacy and improve the job prospects of the next generation. In addition, our generous employees help out in the local IT Schools Africa warehouse and donate their time calling potential donors.
If you have any surplus IT equipment, then please get in contact and we’ll help deliver it to IT Schools Africa so that they can refurbish the equipment and distribute it to schools in Africa.
Charlton Rovers Under 9s Football Team
GCC have begun sponsoring local under 9s football team, Charlton Rovers. The team, coached by our very own Infrastructure Director Jeremy Hemus, is made up of under 9s players from Charlton Kings – they play against other under 9s teams in the Cheltenham area.
We love rewarding great teamwork here at GCC, so we have provided the team with new kit, and we wish Jeremy and his team good luck in the upcoming season.
The Imbokodo Computer Training School was set up in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, to help local children achieve their dreams of becoming computer literate.
Imbokodo presented an opportunity for local children to learn basic computer skills, so in 2016 GCC helped these children achieve their goals by offering expertise and resources, including setting up an internet connection, as well as donating PCs and IT equipment.
Insight Gloucestershire is a registered charity dedicated to supporting sight impaired and blind people throughout the county, so they can continue to enjoy their lives and retain their independence.
They rely heavily on voluntary income and help to continue their work. When their new Information Officer was employed in December 2012, GCC donated a new laptop to the organisation to help the charity continue with their invaluable work across Gloucestershire.