Investing in Our Communities
As a global corporation, we are committed to supporting and enhancing the quality of life of the communities where our employees, partners, and clients live and work. By using our technology and resources, offering financial support, sharing our business expertise as well as the passion, effort and talent of our employees, collaborating with clients and Partners, we are making positive, measurable contributions to the local communities, while responding in times of need.
- corporate monetary contributions
- corporate monetary contributions that complement the donations or volunteer efforts of our employees
- corporate donations of used IT equipment
- employee fundraising (volunteering their time and/or money) and
- volunteering (donation of professional service, management expertise, skills and time to non-profit organizations or local communities).
At Temenos we are looking for ways to go beyond financial resources and consider how to make best use of our assets, resources, expertise, advocacy, and relationships to support and enhance the local communities. In addition, we aim to align our community investment with our mission and the strategic issues of our business to create shared value. We look for Partners rather than as the principal actor in promoting local development and creating long term benefits and sustainable results that can outlast Company support.
Our Strategic Priorities
- Poverty Alleviation and Local Economic Development
- Youth Development
- Technology and Innovation
- Emergency Relief
India Adopt IT Project:
India is a material location for Temenos as it represents 48% of our total employee concentration. Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and enhancing India’s competitiveness in the global economy.
In 2017, Temenos launched a comprehensive CSR program in India “Adopt iT” to help improve the quality of secondary education in India and eventually access to quality education for more, as this is central to the economic and social development of India. The concept was to identify secondary schools in need (government aided schools – privately managed) with the following key directions: To bridge the digital divide gap, improve access to information and knowledge and use technology to enable social change, by:
- supporting disadvantaged local communities
- providing children/youth with equal opportunities for education and employment
- enhancing their living standards as well as their work skills and capabilities
- helping them unleash future opportunity and gain access to jobs, health and finance.
The work of Temenos through this program is in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will contribute to the global effort of:
- eradicating poverty (SDG no. 1)
- ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG no. 4)
- encouraging gender equality and the empowerment of women (SDG no. 5)
- promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth (SDG no. 8)
- the importance of alliances for achieving the goals (SDG no. 17)
The program’s main actions, depending on the school needs, are as follows:
- renovation of school buildings
- creation of computer smart labs
- provision of air conditioning and ceiling fans for computer rooms
- provision of sustainable electricity for computer rooms, for uninterrupted teaching during power outages
- provision of sports material for students’ extra-curricular activities
- provision of play and learn material and software for children/youth with special needs (where applicable)
In 2017, Mannur Chengalvaraya Naidu Higher Secondary (MCN) School was identified and the first pilot project was implemented. The school is located in Chennai, 1.5km from one of the Chennai Temenos offices. The school has 273 students (250 boys and 23 girls). During 2018, our India employees will volunteer their time and skills at the initial phase of this program to help with the setup of the computer labs and throughout the year, they will teach the students how to use them.
Watch and share the video that tells the story of what we have done at MCN School in Chennai
Give A Smile Project in Romania
For more than ten years, Temenos has been supporting the School for Children with Hearing Disabilities in Bucharest, Romania, in collaboration with Rotary Athenaeum Club from Rotary International. In December 2017, in line with the “Give a Smile” project, 30 primary school children with hearing disabilities were accompanied by Temenos volunteers to do Christmas shopping and choose their presents.
Save A Child's Heart Project in Romania
In September 2016, Temenos first supported the “Save a Child’s Heart” project. The first pediatric cardiovascular clinic and a Center of Excellency opened in a new building at Grigore Alexandrescu Children’s Hospital in Bucharest with an 85-bed capacity and equipped with the latest generation medical devices.