Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an attitude and corporate management policy that builds responsible social and environmental objectives into the operation of the enterprise in the spirit of sustainable development. CSR activities, whether concerning a reduction of the environmental footprint or voluntary work, are today an integral part of the life of every major multinational corporation. As Hungary’s largest ICT employer, our company supports implementation of responsible management in numerous areas.
In the interest of realizing an environmentally conscious operation, our company has been working for years to reduce electricity, water and paper consumption, and selective waste management has been implemented at every one of our premises since 2006. In addition, each year we organize several campaigns highlighting to our colleagues the importance of environmental protection, whether it concerns the Photo Tender for Earth Day, environmental protection lectures or joining the TeSzedd! national trash collection scheme.
Role in society
Colleagues organized into enthusiastic teams help those in need in many parts of the country. Our company has a tendering programme to help this by awarding a total HUF 5 million per year to procure equipment needed to carry out voluntary jobs. Within the framework of CSR, members of staff have done repairs and renovation in hospitals, old people’s homes, school and parks, they have built a computer park and wifi network. They are also active as volunteers outside the formal tendering framework, at weekends or even in team building constructions, and they were the first to offer their support for flood defence work.
For many years the Hungarian Red Cross has looked on us as a reliable blood donor partner; our staffers in Budapest, Debrecen and Pécs gave blood on a total of more than 500 occasions.
Each year in Debrecen and Budapest we organize several charity fairs, where colleagues can buy gifts made by the disabled and those with reduced working capacity. We organize charitable collections in the period leading up to Christmas, for several years now we have participated in the ‘Shoebox gifts’ scheme run by Hungarian Baptist Aid – within the HOA (Hungarian service industry and outsourcing association) food bank programme – we collected basic foodstuffs for people living in difficult financial situations in the Bereg micro region.
Besides encouraging charity activities ITSH also provides financial support to those organizations decided on in a vote of members of staff of the company. In the past few years we have given donations of HUF 1 million to each of the following foundations:
- Hungarian Hospice Foundation, Budapest
- “Remény” Leukemic Children Non-Profit Foundation, Debrecen
- Foundation for Sick Newborn Babies, Pécs
- “Reménysugár” Hematology and Oncology Foundation for Pediatricians in Southern Alföld, Szeged