Digitalent was founded with the vision of creating the best possible workplace. For us, it is important to take responsibility for the impact our business has on society and the environment. Being caring and responsible are two fundamental values of our business, and they are a part of our strategy. We consider different aspects and dimensions of how our business and our legacy can create a positive change right now, and in the future. We support the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, the ILO Conventions and the OECD Guidelines. At Digitalent we take care of each other and the world around us. We respect our differences and allow everyone to be who they really are. Every thought, initiative and project that will take us in the right direction is always welcome. We want to be part of positive change and we are aware that we have power to contribute to that change. We are a part of several CSR projects, initiated by ourselves, our community and worldwide. We think globally, and act locally. We focus on five of the global goals from the United Nations Development Program.
In the spring of 2019, we participated in the BreakIT Impact Challenge. After surveying our impact on the environment, we set goals and action points for how we can become climate-smarter and thus reduce our environmental impact. Some of the goals are:
We prefer public transport to our meetings and prioritize trains over air and car journeys.
In Sweden we have service bikes instead of service cars
We choose a vegetarian diet at our events and conferences
Education is a human right, and we believe that it provides a strong basis for getting people to develop and grow. That is why we choose to support the Response Network in Livingston, Zambia. This project enables more children to attend school, both schools for them and funding their school fees, uniforms, shoes and stationery. Every year we make it possible for more girls to attend school.
Kodkollo (“Code Camp”) is an initiative from Digitalent to inspire more children to take an interest in technology and to choose an important profession for the future. This is a day for children aged 8-11 who want to try to build something digital together with our experienced developers. A number of our developers were present during the day to inspire and educate them on the basics of what programming and coding means.
After charting our impact through the BreakIT Impact challenge, one of our obvious choices was to always choose a vegetarian diet at our events, conferences and at internal meetings. The most climate-smart diet is vegetarian, so it can have a great effect when we replace meat with vegetarian alternatives.
Digitalent participates every year in the Cancer Foundation's initiative ”Löpbandet” (The Treadmill). The aim is to raise awareness of health's positive impact in the fight against cancer, and to raise money for cancer research. A further initiative is to participate in the UNICEF Stafesten every year. A relay race where SEK 125 of the registration fee for each employee goes to UNICEF.
”Läxhjälpen” (Homework help) conducts a targeted and results-focused homework help program for youngstudents to help them in complete their upper secondary education with self-confidence for the future.
Twice a year we go together to a school in one of Stockholm's suburbs and help students between the ages of 6-18 with homework help. Our role as a homework helper is to support parents who have difficulty helping their children with their homework.
We are challenging an industry standard where only one fifth of all Swedish developers are female or non-binary. In 2018, 46% of Digitalent's employees were women, of which 34% of the consultants were women. This is above the industry standard, which stands at 28%. Digitalent wants to reach a diversified workplace, one of our goals is to have a representation of 50% women and men, with an even presentation between consultants and management until 2022.