SOCIALBOX.BIZ is a hub of technology Social Enterprises providing business services to support social causes. We are solving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Value problems faced by large firms and organisations via following activities:
Digital Inclusion – Solutions for corporate responsibility and social value problems businesses and organisations are facing. Opportunity to solve CSR problems with your old laptops whilst helping your local community and the environment.
Cloud based solutions – Cloud IT solution for businesses and charities employing people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Training – IT training leading to employment for disadvantaged people. IT Cloud Solutions training delivered by people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
CSR & Social Enterprises Coaching – Coaching businesses and public sector organisations on delivering practical and measurable CSR and social value results. Setting up a social enterprise or thinking of joining one ? We provide coaching to help you explore this.
As a social enterprise, the majority of the company’s profits will be reinvested into its activities and used for initiatives such as to support refugees to the UK into economic activity and putting laptop computers into homeless shelters and older people’s day centres.
SocialBox.biz is headed by a team experienced in helping socially excluded people with access to computers and the internet, receiving numerous awards for positive impact on society.
The team’s key business breakthroughs is proving that socially and environmentally focused enterprises can have a sustainable business model. They are now continuing this socially and environmentally focused work through SocialBox.biz while providing practical and innovative solutions.
These are the main principles which we adhere to that make us different –
Commitment to Social Inclusion, Digital Inclusion and Environmental Stewardship
Our team is responsible for winning several awards for their past and current ventures including, Business in the Community (BITC) positive impact on the society Award, City Growth Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award, The Edge Employer Award for training of young disadvantaged people, The Good Director Honours from the Institute of Directors for Skills Development and Education, Special Commendation for Innovations to name just a few. Please see Awards section of website for more.
Our chairman Peter Paduh together with the former Mayor London and Age Concern London launched Computers for Older People initiative improving lives of thousands of older people through access to IT via Age Concern Centers.
Though initiatives such as The Microsoft Authorised Community programme SOCIALBOX.BIZ and its partners ensure that computers going to to eligible recipients – Charitable, educational and community organisations contain appropriate software and low cost or free support – benefiting our clients CSR and Social Value efforts.
Our policy ensures that everything is dealt with safely, securely and environmentally.
Though our work we have established that companies can generate positive social returns from their disused office items via SOCIALBOX.BIZ.
SOCIALBOX.BIZ are consistent with the principles of ISO 14001 environmental program, ISO 9001 for the efficiency of service and ISO 27001 for data security. We work with authorized specialist recycling companies who also adhere to highest available standards and hold ISO 14001 registrations.
We also operate in accordance with ISO 26000 through our core principles, business model and standard processes. We also provide simple guides to explain these standards.
The whole concept embodies the principles of social responsibility through optimising re-homing and donating of working laptops and maximising Social Value. It means we help our customers meet their own CSR targets. SOCIALBOX.BIZ takes social responsibility one step further through its charitable donation option which can still achieves cost neutrality for our customers whilst benefiting a range of good causes, whether for example aimed at environmental gain or supporting human rights.
At SOCIALBOX.BIZ we are committed to continuously validating our social value performance. To this end we have implemented periodic audits to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 26000
Some of our service partners include:
- DROPBOX FOR BUSINESS – All our cloud storage solutions are provided in partnership with renowned DropBox for Business. SocialBox.Biz is a certified DropBox for Business Partner.
- GOOGLE APPS FOR WORK – our business is run from Google Cloud Apps
- SHRED-IT – All of our On-site secure destruction of hard drives and electronic media is provided by Shred-It a leading information security company. Contact us for special SocialBox.biz On-site offer.
- 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.
• Corporate Social Responsibility • Space Limitations • Health & Safety • Data Protection • Environmental laws