Asystec have a strong commitment to the community and strive to always show compassion and care in giving back to the community that has helped us become the successful company we are today. Corporate social responsibility has become an integral part of the company ethos with philanthropy, fundraising and volunteering ingrained in the company culture.
“There is a very strong culture of giving back to the community, whether it is financial contributions, time off to do volunteer work, or corporate social responsibility activities. I am very proud of the social commitment here at Asystec. Our philanthropic work and volunteerism isn’t just a department or policy – it’s really a culture of giving that runs deep in the company DNA. It feels good to be a part of it.” – Les Byrne, Managing Director, Asystec.
THE 4 PILLARS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Asystec aim to make a positive impact on our community, and we aim to do this through 4 strategic pillars.
1) FUNDRAISING AND PHILANTHROPY
At Asystec, we run a number of fundraising activities during the year to reflect causes that have touched many of our people whether directly or indirectly. Just some of the organisations that we support throughout the years include: The Laura Lynn Foundation, The Bubblegum Club, Temple Street, Pieta House, The Irish Cancer Society, St. Vincent de Paul, and many more.
Asystec also host a ‘Random Act of Kindness‘ programme each quarter. The programme invites employees to nominate a charity, organisation or worthy cause, to be in with a chance of receiving a monetary donation from Asystec. Last quarter, after random selection, Jigsaw Mental Health Service, Cork were selected as the winner.
We are proud to have supported many local, regional and national charities and organisations in this way, and we look forward to continuing the programme for 2019 and beyond.
Asystec actively encourage its employees to become immersed in community activities and volunteering. The companies proactive approach to charity encourages our employees to get involved in making their difference in the lives of others. Asystec employees have been involved in fundraising for a plethora of worthy causes both local, regional and national.
Asystec are also proud to exercise a ‘Matched Funds’ policy whereby employees can submit a proposal to the company showcasing a fundraising initiate they organised or were involved in organising, and the company match the figure raised.
We feel good when we do good and Asystec are delighted to play our part in sponsoring Cannonball Ireland 2018 in aid of ISPCC Childline and Cannonball 2019 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Cannonball has already raised an amazing €1,000,000 for Irish charities over the past 10 years.
‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’.
Asystec are also proud to sponsor Garryowen Football Club for 2018-2019. For a business that has grown from its small Limerick roots to an international business with over 50 employees, it is important to the company that we remain connected and supportive of our local Limerick roots.
4) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Asystec and all of our employees aim to facilitate future growth, be good environmental stewards and have a positive impact on our communities. As we grow, we are mindful of our environmental footprint and the impact on our local communities, and proactively seek environmentally responsible ways to better operate our business.
Our internal CleanGreen programme administers the company’s environmental policy.
- Energy efficient and automatic time-lapse lighting to ensure lighting is in operation only when rooms are occupied.
- Our teams use laptops instead of desktop computers.
- Heating and cooling within the business premises is limited to areas and times where occupants are present.
- Each office has a strict recycling and composting policy.
- Business travel and direct contact with customers is an essential part of our business, however we leverage technology to ensure that we can communicate with our customers remotely and minimise the need to business travel as much as possible.
- Altering the procurement policy of our company to choose suppliers and contractors that adopt best environmental practices.
- Purchasing products and services that have the least environmental impact, where this is Feasible.
- Providing electric charging points for energy efficient cars and promoting the ‘bike to work’ scheme amongst our employees.
- Encouraging environmental awareness among our employees through appropriate communication and training programmes.
- Minimise waste generation and unnecessary resource usage during the stages of planning, design, commissioning and operation of new and existing processes, plant and equipment.