At Yerra Solutions, Corporate Social Responsibility is a fundamental part of our business. We believe our CSR practices have a positive effect on the environment and local communities in which we are based. We have endeavoured to grow CSR and make it an important and well recognized part of our business. We are continuing to maximize our impact globally to have a positive effect on the world.
In addition to charity work, Yerra encourages staff to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All of our offices promote a policy of being paperless, and when in some cases this is not possible, we ensure recycling is common practice. We also reduce our carbon footprint by making simple changes to our working day, such as switching off unused equipment.
We are participating in an effort to encourage people to donate old computers, laptops and tablets to a school in Chimoio, Mozambique, to aid the education of children in need. We will provide a certificate to all who donate, proving the computer, laptop or tablet has been wiped (if required) and all information held on the device has been deleted.
Mark Burgess, who is running the campaign will also arrange for the shipping of the computers or tablets that are being donated. See images of the construction of the school here.Contact Mark Burgess >
Yerra Supported Charities
Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions, especially children, youth and families in need. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of children.
Ethiopia Reads collaborates with Ethiopian communities to build schools, plant libraries, teach teachers, boost literacy and provide youth and families with the tools to improve their lives.
Inspiring & enabling youth, their parents, communities & organizations who serve them by providing literacy, education, commercial & leadership opportunities.
Yerra participates in the the ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’, which allows an employee to buy a quality bike at an affordable price, where the employee can cycle to work which would cut their carbon emissions if they would usually drive. This bike becomes the employee’s property and they can use it as they wish.
Despite the scorching heat in Basel last Friday, the Yerra Team showed determination and commitment with a fantastic turn-out for the B2 Run in support of Laureus Swiss Foundation for Girls in Sports. This is the second year Yerra has participated in the event, with a definite fixed date in the dairy for the team going forward. The support of the crowds and fellow runners certainly helped cheer everyone along, as well as the help of a few watering stops!
On 7th June, I had the pleasure of attending an interesting event in Paris: The World Anti-Counterfeiting Day
My First INTAIt has been almost 48 hours since my return and I am still recovering (mostly my feet) from the INTA experience! Clearly there is no other equivalent to it in the IP world when there are 10,000 IP professionals from all over the world, all in one location. We exchanged cards, shared stories and created new memories, many of which are quite funny!