Capgemini NA colleagues have hearts to give, and this is exemplified in our consistent cadence of giving throughout the year. We strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work, which increases year over year.
Community Engagement Plan for 2017
At Capgemini, we strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. Our ambition is to “Touch 1 Million lives by 2020 #1millionby2020.” To achieve this goal, we selected 17 Non-Profits in North America to partner with. The mission of each of these Non-Profits aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By working with our clients to support these charities, we are able build stronger relationships and make a greater impact in our communities. We do this through a variety of programs throughout the community led by our Employee Resource Groups, client partnerships and corporate programs.
2017 Pro Bono Services
Capgemini NA is donating time to support the social media efforts for 3 non-profit organizations. Our efforts allow for greater impact in the organizations social media efforts with the intent to drive increased volunteer and fundraising support.
2016 Community Engagement Success
We entered 2017 with a strong foundation for Community Engagement success. In 2016, Capgemini North America donated over $128,000 and 8,300 volunteer hours to 76 charities. 2016 Community Engagement Results:
2017 Community Impact Awards
Every year, the NA Corporate Responsibility team grants ten (10) $500 awards to support charitable organizations in the United States and in Canada. This is a unique opportunity for Capgemini to recognize employee efforts in their local communities. The 2017 Community Impact Awards help us work toward the Group goal to “Touch 1 Million Lives by 2020.
Capgemini is proud to recognize the following ten organizations as 2017 Community Impact Award Winners
Employee Resource Group: Capgemini’s CARES (Community Action, Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability)
Employee Resource Group has the mission to enhance, support and advance Capgemini’s community engagement and environmental sustainability while providing resources to individual employees to pursue the areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability that are important to them. CARES actively supports the ERG program in their efforts throughout the year to drive community service projects.
In 2013, we launched our annual day-of-support across North America: Capgemini Cares Day. On June 9, 2017, more than 1,000 team members engaged in community support across more than 30 cities. In all, we supported 14 organizations, including Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
View photos from Capgemini Cares 2017:
Hear about the success of Cares Day directly from our colleagues.
#CapgeminiCares Day Videos:
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Global Initiatives with the Naandi Foundation and MicroWorld
Globally, we support several major programs such as the Naandi Foundation, a leading Indian charity fighting against poverty, and MicroWorld, an international microfinance organization.
Investing Time in Our Local Communities
To create maximum impact with most effective solutions for our communities, we collaborate with other organizations around the world which have the same end goal. For example, in Italy, we’ve created an award-winning first aid course with the Red Cross. We also encourage our local teams to support the causes that are closest to their hearts particularly around education, skills for the future and social inclusion.
Global Community Engagement Awards
In 2014, we introduced the Global Community Engagement Awards (GCEAs) to recognize, celebrate and reward the change-makers, innovators and humanitarians among us. The GCEAs recognize our employees who lead community engagement initiatives around the world and thus empower and inspire others to have an active attitude towards solving social problems and building a leadership culture in the company.
Every day, our employees prove that people matter. Through local, national and global initiatives, we help create opportunities and raise living standards for people around the world. Every year, Global Community Engagement Awards and the Global Community Engagement Week give us the opportunity to recognize, celebrate and reward these inspiring initiatives while encouraging even greater community involvement throughout the year.
Community Engagement Activities
At Capgemini, we actively encourage employees at all levels to get involved in the communities in which they live and work. To ensure maximum impact, we align our community involvement with our business activities and client relationships with a focus on skills for the future, education and inclusion.
We empower and facilitate our employees to donate their time and skills for social or environmental issues. For example, over 500 volunteers from Capgemini Guatemala came together to raise funds and rebuild a school in a poor and marginalized area devastated by heavy floods in 2014.
- Pro bono consultancy:
We encourage our employees to leverage their professional skills without payment for the benefit of the community. For example, our team in North America spent 50 hours to redesign the online presence and customer experience for Wellesley Centers for Women – a premier women-and-gender-focused, social change oriented research and action institute at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
- Mentoring: Our employees share their skills and knowledge to support the development of those less privileged. For example, over 300 Capgemini volunteers give their time to Passeport Avenir, an NGO that coordinates a support system of corporate volunteers to provide mentoring, or to facilitate workshops and offer practical assistance for underprivileged pupils and students from 200 education institutions.
- Financial contributions: We encourage extending support through scholarships to groups of people in our communities. For example, Capgemini India undertook a Girl Child Sponsorship program called Enlight that sponsors education of girl children from socio-economically disadvantaged families.
- Fundraising: We motivate our employees to organize activities that help in raising funds to support an idea or a community. Monju Meah, our colleague from Capgemini UK along with a network of volunteers raised over £15,000 to support Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey. He worked closely with an NGO called United Aid Network to deliver food parcels, medical assistance, and means to clean and safe drinking water to over 1500 refugees.