We believe that commitment to the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) not only makes good business sense but also complements our core business strategy and company values.
Our CSR policy is based on the following principles:
In developing our strategy and setting out our policy we aim to deliver gradual but continuous improvements in our performance every year. As a result, our approach evolves as we learn lessons along the way.
Our policy we have divided it into four key areas:
Connecting & educating SAS users around the world
We proactively support SAS User Communities and we aim to make the SAS communities in which we operate better places. We encourage and empower our employees to get involved with their local SAS communities and use their skills and where possible the Company’s resources to help create a mutual benefit.
Finding, supporting and developing great people throughout their 4GL journey
We strive to ensure all colleagues enjoy their work and have opportunities to consistently amaze our customers through their friendly expertise. As such, we continue to invest in development programmes and actively look for ways in which we can promote and increase the diversity of our workforce.
Managing our impact on the environment in a responsible and ethical manner
ALL work has some impact on the environment and we have a duty to manage that impact in a responsible and ethical manner. We do this through identifying all significant environmental impacts and putting processes into place to prevent, reduce and mitigate them. This also makes good business sense.
Building and maintaining the highest standards amongst our partners and suppliers
We are committed to maintaining high standards amongst our partners and suppliers. We oppose the exploitation of workers and we will not tolerate forced labour, or labour which involves physical, verbal or psychological harassment, or intimidation of any kind. We will not accept human trafficking or the exploitation of children and young people in our business and undertake all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that these standards are maintained.