20th December 2019 2 minute read
One of the things we can be most proud of at Capita is our commitment to helping those less fortunate. Throughout 2019 I have been amazed by the impact that the fundraising and community activity of our colleagues has had.
Over the last year we’ve seen a sustained focus on community engagement. Colleagues have worked with local organisations to use their allocated volunteering time for the benefit of our friends and neighbours. In doing so, we’re supporting activities that seek to have a positive impact on people around the world.
Our colleagues in Poland have been supporting Szlachetna Paczka (Noble Gift), one of the world’s most recognisable and effective social schemes, to donate Christmas gifts that support vulnerable people. Through Cash4Kids’ Mission Christmas campaign, our colleagues in the UK and South Africa give gifts to children living in poverty every year.
We have delivered a number of internal campaigns throughout the year in support of causes that break down stigma and barriers, helping us to create a more inclusive workplace. In May, we celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week with a video series titled ‘This is Me’ that featured colleagues from across the business, as well as a suite of programmes to support vulnerable customers and our own colleagues’ mental health resilience. For World Mental Health Day, we signed up to the Time to Change pledge. We also celebrated global awareness activities including International Women’s and Men’s Days and Pride events throughout the summer.
In our worldwide communities, we are positively affecting social mobility and employability. We’ve delivered programmes like the three-month employability scheme in Cape Town to support ex-pupils of Sinenjongo High School, employing 34 young people as a result.
All around the world, our people are having a positive impact. Thank you to everyone for all your efforts.