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.
Today is World IP Day! Every year, the IP community celebrates around the world, and this year the theme is the role IP plays in encouraging innovation and creativity. Yerra has been working on our own innovation within the IP field recently, developing a new and unique approach to creating, managing and maintaining what we call the ‘Magic Triangle’. What is the magic triangle you may ask? We see it as a holistic approach to managing and maximizing the value of an IP portfolio.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in all EU jurisdictions on 25 May 2018 and will impact organizations that handle data related to EU citizens for any number of reasons, from employment to customer relations to marketing. It is a broad and wide-ranging regulation that is posing significant challenges for the types of clients Yerra serves, namely global corporations in highly-regulated industries such as banking, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.
Survey will gauge corporate readiness to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation across industries and global regions
I've attended INTA more times than I'm willing to admit. It is always one of my favorite events and this year is taking place in my favorite city...Barcelona! The show can be overwhelming due to the size and all the things going on. I came up with a few pointers. I hope to see you there! If you'd like to meet up with me, please request an appointment.