Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, we aim to help create a better future for our clients, colleagues, suppliers, the wider community and environment.
We are committed to a number of social and environmental activities to help us achieve this goal, which we encourage every member of our company to get involved in. Read more below, or get in touch if you’d like to know more.
translate plus are independently certified to the ISO 14001 standard, which is adhered to by companies committed to continually reducing their environmental impact.
The ISO 14001 certificate ensures a company has the most effective environmental management system in place to reduce its environmental impact and is measured in a number of different areas, such as energy use, waste management, recycling, and sustainability.
As a socially responsible organisation, translate plus view this as the next step towards becoming a more sustainable and carbon-neutral business. Through our energy-saving schemes we also ensure that we – and our supply chain – are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint, something we are passionate about.
In the UK, where we are headquartered, we are concerned with the lack of interest shown in foreign languages at secondary schools and universities, because we know how valuable these skills can be. To help combat this decline, we have enrolled in the Education & Employers Taskforce scheme called “Inspiring the Future”, which aims to get 100,000 people to volunteer once a year to spend an hour in a school talking with young people about their jobs.
Around the world we also regularly speak at universities to students about their job prospects within the language industry, and offer any advice and guidance we can to those interested in a profession within this area.
If you would like us to come and speak with your students about career opportunities within the language industry, please contact us today.
I CAN – Charity support
translate plus are proud supporters of I CAN – a children’s communication charity.
Over 1 million children in the UK have communication difficulties and I CAN help children to develop communication, language and speech skills – all essential factors in our day-to-day lives. Their mission is: “no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding”.
As global language specialists, we work with a variety of individuals from a range of backgrounds. I CAN’s work is something we connect with and believe in. There are various ways to donate to I CAN’s cause, one option is to adopt certain words, which we have done. By adopting words, a donation is made to the charity, which can help with providing informational DVD support to families, provide a child with one-to-one support from a speech and language specialist or provide access to telephone support for parents.
For more information, you can visit: www.ican.org.uk