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 have on the 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 on how our business and our legacy can create a positive change right now and for the future. We support the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, ILO Conventions and OECD Guidelines.
At Digitalent we take care of each other and our world. 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 are always welcome. We want to be part of a positive change and are aware that the power to do so lies within our scope. We are a part of multiple 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.
Spring of 2019 we participated in the Breakit Impact Challenge. After surveying our impact on the environment, we have set goals and actionpoints for how we can become climatesmarter 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 is the basis for getting people to develop and grow. That is why we choose to support the Response Network in Livingston, Zambia. The project enables more children to attend school by both building their own schools and funding their school fees, school uniforms, shoes, blocks and pens. Every year we make it possible for more girls to attend school.
Kodkollo is an initiative from Digitalent to inspire more children to take an interest in technology and 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 experienced developers from Digitalent where present during the day to inspire and educate in the basics of what programming and coding means.
After charting our impact through the BreakIT Impact challenge, one of our obvious choices going forward was to always choose a vegetarian diet at our events, conferences and at internal meetings. The most climate-smart diet is vegetarian. Therefore, 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 students who are at risk of failing school, so that they reach 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, due to language barriers or lack of education, find it difficult to help their children with the homework they receive at school.
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.