Since 2012, SPi Global has been implementing a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program where it activates simultaneous CSR projects within 24 hours across its global offices.
For annual CSR Day, the company continues to implement its CSR activities with youth, technology, and education as its main pillars. Continuing with the 2018 theme of “Share the InfinIT gift “ which highlights technology as a key component, 2019’s LEVEL I.T. Up projects aim to deepen and widen our community and social involvement with communities across all our locations in the Philippines, India, US, Vietnam, China, and Nicaragua.
Headed by the sites’ CSR Champions, the new and more deliberate CSR initiatives have led to established partnerships with private companies, government agencies, and non-government organizations including foundations, orphanages, and other beneficiary groups.
Some of the various CSR projects accomplished for 2019 include the following:
- Setting up smart classrooms and computer libraries
- Delivering IT/technology skills training programs
- Improving facilities, including internet connectivity enablement, in beneficiary schools
- Facilitating reading and IT literacy programs for children in underprivileged communities
- Accomplishing environmental protection/preservation activities.
To date, SPi Global’s CSR program has generated 259,004.23 employee volunteer hours and has made a difference to the lives of at least 87,780 beneficiaries.
SPi Global has co-sponsored the building of homes for underprivileged communities in the Philippines. To date, SPi and Springer Science + Business Media have turned over 50 houses and a three-story multi-purpose hall – with day care and computer learning centers – in a community in Parañaque, Metro Manila. A separate community, with 48 houses and a community development center, was also completed with TNT subsidiary Post NL Shore, in Gawad Kalinga’s Euro Village.
Learning-based projects with the goal of creating awareness on IT literacy for an improved quality of life have been launched in the said villages on CSR Day 2019. Supplementing its literacy and livelihood workshops that will run throughout the year, SPi Global also upgraded the set-up of the community’s computer learning center to benefit at least 300 families.