Last year we implemented a new policy for community service. The organisation allows for a day of paid time off to support local community activities.
This shows a level of commitment by the organisation to allow our employees to give back to the local communities in which we operate.
This has been a successful programme and we have seen lots of enthusiasm for this new policy. Some of the activities that took place in 2018 included:
- Members of our Singapore office volunteered to pack and distribute food to the needy elderly.
- Our Orange County employees supported a Rescue Mission Centre by donating time to stock shelves and serve food for those in unfortunate situations. This is the third year in a row supporting this organisation.
- Volunteering at the local animal park in Pangbourne.
- Employees from our Sunnyvale office volunteered to clean the local park during Earth Week.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Volunteers from the Orange County, California office helped again at the second harvest foodbank.
Our plans for the year ahead
The local representatives that coordinate activities continue to be fully engaged within the community. These include opportunities for volunteering, raising funds to support local charities, or simply promoting awareness of events or activities that will enhance our environments. This is an ongoing agenda item as part of our local environmental teams' periodic meetings to see how we can make a difference within the communities in which we operate.
Link to sustainable development goals
Our approach to business links directly to many of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Programme to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
We aim to promote and empower all at XP Power, irrespective of age, sex, disability, origin or religion. We ensure this is outlined in policies and appropriate legislation.