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  3. August 15, 2023

11 Companies with Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives That Matter

A quick rundown of programs with big impact

Donations sorted during a corporate volunteer day
Photo courtesy of Nico Smit

This article is part of InHerSight's Partners in Diversity series. Discover companies partnering with InHerSight to better support women in the workplace.

Do you want to work for an employer that cares about you? Start by looking for one that cares about the world around them.

Corporate social responsibility programs are initiatives that drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in the greater community. Through them, companies champion sustainability, education, and other philanthropic efforts. Programs can be as minimal, but impactful, as paid time off for volunteering, or as extensive as 10-plus years of science education for local schools (check out Vertex Pharmaceuticals below). Many companies even tailor their initiatives to what they do, providing support like pro bono services that align with their expertise.

For job seekers, corporate social responsibility provides a highly visible opportunity to gauge whether a company lives by its values, and for employees, participating in such rich, positive programming is often a feel-good way to skill up. Below, discover 11 of InHerSight’s employer partners with amazing initiatives that show their companies, leaders, and employees think beyond themselves. 

11 companies with corporate social responsibility initiatives that matter

1. Amazon

What they offer: Amazon has a commitment to environmental sustainability, pledging to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 through its "Climate Pledge." Amazon is investing in renewable energy projects, electric delivery vehicles, and sustainable packaging solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. In terms of community engagement, Amazon has programs like AmazonSmile, which donates a percentage of eligible purchases to charitable organizations of customers' choice; initiatives like Amazon Future Engineer, aiming to provide underprivileged students with access to computer science education; the Amazon Response and Recovery Team (ARRT), which provides support during natural disasters and emergencies; and the Housing Equity Fund, which creates affordable housing in communities where the company operates.

2. AT&T

What they offer: The company focuses on reducing its environmental impact through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and e-waste recycling. Through the AT&T Foundation, AT&T supports education, digital inclusion, and workforce development to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities.The company also encourages community service among employees and provides accessible products and services for people with disabilities. 

3. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

What they offer: BCG implements sustainable practices to reduce its environmental impact, such as minimizing carbon emissions and resource consumption. The firm prioritizes diversity by fostering an inclusive workplace that values different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. BCG also engages with local communities through volunteer work, pro bono projects, and partnerships to address societal challenges.

4. Chainalysis 

What they offer: Beyond the Blockchain is Chainalysis’ internal, company-sponsored program for employees to engage with and give back to their communities through volunteering efforts. Employees are allowed two days off per year to volunteer with a personal community initiative of their choice, as well as participate in community engagement events that happen in each quarter around the company’s 12 global offices. 

5. CrowdStrike

What they offer: All employees have eight hours of Volunteer Time Off each year in addition to the company’s matching gift program, so their team members feel empowered to support their communities. CrowdStrike also gives back through the CrowdStrike Foundation, which is focused on bridging the skills gap in cybersecurity, and they offer a pro bono program that provides free access to the industry-leading CrowdStrike Falcon® platform to protect nonprofit organizations that need it the most.

6. Infosys

What they offer: Infosys' education initiatives aim to bridge the digital divide and enhance access to quality education, especially in underserved communities. The company also prioritizes environmental sustainability by reducing its carbon footprint, conserving energy, and promoting green practices across its operations, and they engage in various philanthropic activities, supporting social welfare projects and disaster relief efforts. 

7. Intuit

What they offer: Intuit's Prosperity Hub initiative focuses on enabling economic opportunities for underserved communities, promoting financial literacy, and supporting small businesses. The company also prioritizes environmental sustainability by reducing its carbon footprint and promoting green practices. Intuit encourages employee engagement through volunteering, offering paid time off for community service. 

8. Palo Alto Networks

What they offer: Making a meaningful difference and uplifting communities is core to Palo Alto Networks’ vision. New hires receive $25 in charitable rewards to start their philanthropic journeys. The company provides employees up to $1,000 per calendar year in corporate matching—matching volunteer time at $25/hour and donations to eligible causes dollar-for-dollar. Employee teams are supported by up to $1,500 per group to support volunteer-related expenses. Palo Alto Networks provides charitable funding to their employee network groups to invest in organizations that serve their communities. They provide free electric vehicle (EV) charging in Santa Clara and Plano. And finally, employees’ $1,000 annual FLEXBenefits allocation can be used to purchase environmental items for the home (i.e., solar installations, composting equipment, etc.).

9. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

What they offer: PwC emphasizes environmental sustainability by setting ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint and promote energy efficiency. The company actively engages in community service through volunteering and pro bono work, addressing societal challenges and supporting nonprofit organizations. PwC's Responsible Business Leadership strategy also focuses on ethical conduct and transparency in its operations, reinforcing its commitment to responsible business practices.

10. Verizon

What they offer: Verizon is committed to digital inclusion, aiming to bridge the digital divide by providing technology and connectivity to underserved communities. Verizon also emphasizes environmental sustainability by setting ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint and promote renewable energy use. The company's responsible business practices encompass areas like ethical sourcing, data privacy, and transparency. Verizon is actively engaged in disaster response and relief efforts, utilizing its network and resources to support affected communities. Additionally, the company encourages employee volunteering and engagement in community service to drive positive social impact. 

11. Vertex Pharmaceuticals 

What they offer: Vertex Pharmaceuticals aims to improve patient access to its innovative therapies, ensuring that patients in need can benefit from their treatments. Vertex also places emphasis on environmental sustainability, implementing programs to reduce its carbon footprint and promote eco-friendly practices, and the company actively supports science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education and workforce development to inspire the next generation of scientists and professionals.

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