Our entire team focuses on charitable work, including charitable activities that benefit from our donation-matching programme, SES social clubs, and charity projects endorsed by our HR Learning and Development team.
We make annual contributions to charities, one-off contributions to disaster-stricken areas in the context of the ‘SES Gives Back!’ programme, and a site-based charity run. These activities engage and motivate our colleagues, who then inspire each other to give back to the community where they work.
In 2017, we matched employee donations to charitable organisations including - the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, Oxfam, Unicef, Médecins San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, and Télécoms Sans Frontières.
In addition, we are proud to see our employees take on independent initiatives to give back to society. In 2015, our teams volunteered their time or donated funds, clothing and food to the Singapore Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Martha’s Table in the US, a clothing donation drive, dragon boat racing for breast cancer research, the construction of the Green Village in Manila, building a primary school in Tanzania, helping Syrian refugees relocate to Germany, a scholarship for Burkina Faso children, the Fondation Lëtzebuerger Kannerduerf/ SOS Village d’Enfants/SOS Children’s Village, Fondation JED Belgique, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). And in 2017 our employees’ independent initiatives took a more formal shape with a ‘1 charity per month’ programme. This gives a platform where employees can join forces in support of particular charities and disaster relief activities.