Throughout the Sarens Group, many initiatives are being taken
every year which embody our community involvement. These
initiatives include supporting environmental sustainability
projects, health prevention, social welfare initiatives and many
Throughout the Sarens Group, many initiatives are being taken every year which embody our community involvement. These initiatives include supporting environmental sustainability projects, health prevention, social welfare initiatives and many others.
PROMOTING A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT.
In collaboration with the Australian Environmental Conservation Organization, Sarens Australia participated in the Australia Clean-Up Day. Teams on the West and East coasts (Perth and Brisbane) volunteered to spend part of their afternoon cleaning up sites close to their respective offices. It was an initiative to promote a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and a great way to be seen as a community leader, engaging with our staff, customers and local community.
UNITING COLLEAGUES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS FOR A SPORTING CHALLENGE.
At Sarens, Netherlands we decided to support the Leontien Foundation, an organization helping youngsters with an eating disorder. Several Sarens colleagues, as well as 8 of our business relations, participated in a 70 km cycling challenge which raised a total amount of €30.000. We received a lot of positive feedback and so the decision to participate in the 2015 cycling challenge as well, was easy to take.
BRINGING JOY AT CHRISTMAS.
Celebrating the true spirit of Christmas, Sarens South Africa, in partnership with Eskom, decided to bring joy and happiness to children who do not get a chance to live life as they should. The team visited an orphanage in Phola to distribute gifts in the form of toys, books, furniture and stationary An effort which was greatly applauded.
DONA UN CUADERNO CAMPAIGN.
Sarens Colombia launched the "Dona un Cuaderno" campaign to help the underprivileged children in the rural areas around the Sarens project sites. These children barely have resources to buy school supplies and often their daily essentials. In order to facilitate their education, each employee of Sarens Colombia donated at least one notebook each. The supplies were collected and distributed to the kids which brought immense joy and in turn a great level of satisfaction to all who contributed to the cause.
BELIEVING IN INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT.
In 2014, Francine Berube joined Sarens as part of the community initiative by Sarens Canada in association with the Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL), a non-profit federation that brings meaningful, inclusive employment for individuals with developmental disabilities. Francine initially arrived with a job coach to work, to familiarise her with the organisation. The entire staff of Sarens Canada are learning to be flexible and creative in how they approach Francine's work. She enjoys coming to work, developing her administrative skills, and fulfilling her aspirations of having a career, making a contribution and earning an income as a valued community member. "We believe that inclusion in community life today creates better communities for everyone tomorrow", says Ken Burke, Country Manager.