Business process outsourcing company SPi Global has been given the highest award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the second straight year by the National Outsourcing Association (NOA).
In a statement, Kerry Hallard, director of NOA said that, “’Their ‘Power to Inspire’ CSR initiative has helped children who need a helping hand.”
“Their 2013 targets were ambitious—however, the results were more than what SPi Global expected. The judges felt their entry demonstrated clear objectives with top level active support and is a great example of a continuing CSR initiative,” he added.
NOA cited SPi Global for its worldwide CSR program called “Power to Inspire,” which “demonstrated clear objectives, with top-level active support and a great example of a continuing CSR initiative.”
The company’s original target was to dedicate 25,000 employee volunteer hours in one day, but the company ended up achieving nearly 40,000 volunteer hours from employees across its 20 global locations in the United States, India, the Philippines and Vietnam.
“More than the hours we have dedicated, it was the quality time spent with the children that truly made this day special,” said Maulik Parekh, president and chief executive officer of SPi Global.
Focusing on youth welfare and education, the program benefited 13,400 children worldwide, through efforts such as school repairs, setting up of computer and library centers, literacy classes, computer training, leadership training, arts and sports activities, feeding programs, and other youth-oriented endeavors.