Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goal is to ensure the impact of our business is a positive one. Our CSR strategy focuses on three areas:
We believe that responsible business is good business. We know that consumers demand high standards from the companies they support. Working to protect the environment and setting high standards for our supply chain management not only positively impacts the environment but also helps us to reduce costs and risks, increase customer loyalty and attract the best employees.
In 2013, we invested in our community giving activities by donating over 2,000 PNDs. These donations were made to charitable organisations in the field of disaster emergency relief and in charitable community care where they rely on vehicles to reach the communities they serve.
We also have employee-driven community giving activities in over ten of our offices around the world. This year, we implemented a global approach to encourage and support our employees to help local communities. The programme includes the availability of start-up funding, match funding for team efforts, and small cash grants to local charitable organisations. As a result, more of our employees support charitable projects especially related to helping youth from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds, by participating in fundraising activities and using their skills as coaches and mentors.
TomTom recognises that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. We believe that making smarter decisions to address this challenge requires combined efforts on the part of governments, businesses, and consumers.
Our portable navigation devices enable motorists to drive safely, save fuel and use time efficiently. All of these elements help our customers improve the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time, we make every effort to minimise the effects of our day-to-day business activities and operations on the environment by paying attention to how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Although TomTom is not a particularly energy intensive company, our operations have an impact through the energy we use at our offices. Our goal remains to reduce emissions by optimising our workplaces and how we move people.
We maintain a high level of social responsibility towards our consumers, business customers, and suppliers. This includes setting targets to meet current industry standards for supply chain management, labour conditions, human rights, health, safety, and environment, according to the electronics manufacturing industry.
In 2013, we introduced a new process based on the learnings from our first year as a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The TomTom Electronic Code of Conduct, which is based on the EICC Code of Conduct, establishes the basic principles and standards for business conduct with which we expect our suppliers to comply. Since 2013, suppliers in the electronics manufacturing supply chain are required to sign this Code of Conduct.
As of 1 January 2015 TomTom became a full member of the EICC. We are committed to upholding the standards as set out in the EICC Code of Conduct and have also adopted the code as part of our CSR Strategy.