SOCIALBOX.BIZ is a Community Interest Company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative technology solutions.
These initiatives include:
- Putting laptops into homeless centres to provide social and digital inclusion to those who need it the most.
- Supporting refugees living in the UK who need to connect with their new community.
- Training at-risk job seekers, such as homeless individuals, on basic computer skills, resume-building, and technology-focused job skills
- Promoting technological innovations to improve our society.
- Embracing innovation to deliver e-learning courses for those who can not afford university studies (such as the homeless, refugees, and recent immigrants)
We have a regularly updated news & posts section on our website where we share our social impact activities and reports.
At SOCIALBOX.BIZ we are committed to continuously measuring our social impact performance. To this end we have implemented periodic reviews and use innovation to measure, communicate and ensure we’re maximising positive impact while meeting client’s needs.
We are very much encouraged by the recent rising trend of other companies moving towards more purpose– and mission–led business models. We hope to encourage more businesses to become socially active through our example, and by converting into a community interest company (CIC) form and embedding some of these principles into our governing documents.
What does this mean for our clients?
Our clients include corporations who want to implement sustainable, long-term corporate governance strategies in their firms. More than just searching for a one-time public relations boost, our clients are committed to creating or contributing to lasting, measurable solutions to our community’s biggest social problems. We consult with our clients to help them include such strategies, carry out these plans in practical ways, and assist with measuring and communicating social impact over time.
Our primary services as a social impact initiative
At , we help corporations create a measurable positive impact on their communities as we implement more cost-effective IT strategies. Through our consulting services, your business can learn to digitise and store all data in a secure, cost-efficient cloud-based system. We can also coach your IT department on certified, safe methods of “wiping” sensitive data out of old hard drives and help you donate unneeded computers to those most in need in your neighbourhood. We distribute your old computers to the homeless and disadvantaged clients of our partner charities, train them to use basic office software, and help them create and send out resumes to their new employers.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our Services page for more details on the supportive corporate social impact and IT services we can offer your corporation.
Please also check out our Digital Inclusion page for information on our current initiatives including — the Laptops for Homeless Support Initiative, where we’re working to donate at least 1,000 re-homed laptops to homeless and disadvantaged individuals by 2020.
If you have further questions or want to support our efforts, please contact us !
Commitment to Social Inclusion, Digital Inclusion and Environment
Through initiatives such as Microsoft partner programme and Open Source systems SOCIALBOX.BIZ and our service partners ensure that computers going to recipients – charitable, educational and community organisations contain appropriate software – benefiting our clients social impact efforts. Our policy ensures that everything is dealt with safely, securely and environmentally benefiting out communities and at the same reducing carbon emissions due to all solutions being locally focused.
Through our work we have established that companies can generate positive social returns and improved reputation amongst their customers and investors via SOCIALBOX.BIZ initiatives.
SOCIALBOX.BIZ follow the principles of ISO 14001 environmental program, ISO 9001 for the efficiency of service, and ISO 27001 for data security.
We also follow ISO 26000 through our core principles, business model, and standard processes throughout our operations. We provide all our clients and colleagues with simple guides which explain and promote these standards in a clear, concise fashion so everyone is equipped to improve our world.
We strive to make sure our business embodies the principles of social impact through optimising donation of working laptops and maximising social return. We help our customers exceed their Environmental Social Governance ( ESG ) targets as they deliver above the minimum requirement. Our hyper-local focus not only contributes to environmental health, but also supports human rights, social justice, and social inclusion in the communities where we live and work.
The environmental impact of donating locally is clear, as it can actually help reduce carbon emissions.
A word about our founder
In the midst of these corporate issues, our founder Peter Paduh was deeply moved by the underserved, vulnerable refugee and homeless populations. As a former unaccompanied child refugee himself, can empathise with the refugees’ need for extra support in an unfamiliar landscape. He also realises that without regular access to personal computers, disadvantaged individuals have little ability to practice basic job skills, shop for their basic needs, and keep in touch with friends and family.
A word about our service partners
Some of our service partners include:
- Cloud storage solutions partners – We work in partnership with ISO 27001 data and psychical security compliant partners.
- Recycling Partners – We work with some of the top recycling organisation, who hold the following certification:
- ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
- ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
- ISO 27001:2005 Security Management System
- OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management
Together with our partners or by acting as a broker we solve various business problems for our clients.
If you want to get more information regarding our services, click here to get in touch with one of our professional representatives.
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