Named after prominent Australian environmentalist Ian Kiernan AO, the national award recognizes Infosys for its success in enhancing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program and becoming more inclusive and meaningful for its staff, beneficiaries and the Australian community.
Infosys began a comprehensive review and revitalisation of its previous donation-led CSR program in 2010. A three-pronged strategy covering volunteering opportunities by the company, leading by example and endorsing employee-led social consciousness activities helped Infosys increase employee engagement and community impact:
• Volunteering: Infosys was able to dramatically increase the participation rate in active volunteering to more than 700 Infosys employees across Australia and New Zealand. For example, more than 50 employees are currently regular volunteers at the Ozanam House kitchen, a St Vincent De Paul facility supporting homeless people in Melbourne;
• Leadership by example: Infosys employees indicated they wanted more involvement from the local leadership team in the company’s CSR initiatives. In addition to acting as the sponsor for the CSR Committee, Jackie Korhonen, Infosys Senior Vice President and Country Head for Australia and New Zealand, has been an active participant in activities such as the CEO Sleepout and Mother’s Day Classic, raising awareness and funds to benefit breast cancer causes and the homeless in Australia;
• Employee-led social consciousness - Infosys has provided donations and offered paid leave to support volunteerism among employees to drive their own social consciousness initiatives. For example, Infosys employees have been active participants in the Australian arm of Random Hacks of Kindness, a global collaboration of technology and community experts who come together to develop technology solutions for natural disasters and other community challenges.
The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the country’s national association representing human resource and people management professionals. The AHRI awards recognise HR and business leaders as well as companies for best practice initiatives and innovative projects.
Jackie Korhonen, Infosys Senior Vice President and Country Head for Australia and New Zealand
“I am thrilled to see this recognition of more than 700 Infosys employees who are active volunteers in Infosys-sponsored CSR initiatives. As much as they have contributed, our people are telling us that they are getting back more: building stronger connections with each other and with our community through active participation such as volunteering, goods donations and pro bono work.”
Louise Augustinus, Volunteer Coordinator, Ozanam House Melbourne
“For the past three years, the volunteers from Infosys have been assisting our catering team in preparing more than 8,000 meals a month for our lunch time meal program. We would not be able to provide this level of fresh, healthy and nutritious meals without the support of our volunteers and staff from Infosys.”
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