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Corporate Citizenship

Excited employees celebrate the work their accomplishments school building in KenyaCorporate social responsibility is no longer relegated to a small team charged with choosing a charitable cause, or to one section in an annual report. Customers and stakeholders now expect companies to actively pursue social mandates, and are statistically more likely to purchase projects or services from a business that communicates and lives its values and social goals.

With this in mind, a partnership with Free The Children:

  • Enhances your brand by linking it to a tangible social cause.
  • Supports the social mandate of your company.
  • Helps achieve strategic objectives such as team-building, charitable goals and brand building.
  • Motivates employees to become leaders.
  • Improves brand reputation and builds the trust of stakeholders who share values with your company.
  • Attracts socially conscious investors, clients and customers.

 A partnership with Free The Children delivers measurable impacts:

  • Higher rates of employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Increased productivity, morale and teamwork.
  • An informed, engaged staff, who are well-versed in local and international issues.
  • Increased customer loyalty and increased profits.

 The benefits of corporate citizenship are clear:

85% of consumers have a more positive image of a product or company when it supports a cause they care about. 41% say they have bought a product because it was associated with a cause or issue.
83% of people will trust a company more if it is socially responsible. 86% suggest they would switch from one brand to another of the same price and quality if associated with a cause.

 

Partner Profiles

Club Penguin’s commitment to Free The Children includes:

  • Choosing Free The Children as a recipient of its Coins for Change Program to Adopt a Village in communities around the world.
  • Sponsorship of an international speaking tour for elementary students.
  • Initiating a program to match funds raised by Youth in Action groups for Adopt a Village.
  • Funding a tree nursery and environmental program in Kenya and India.
  • Engaging employees through corporate trips, motivational speeches, and sponsoring an employee volunteer trip to Kenya.

Air Canada supports Free The Children through its dynamic Kids’ Horizons program by:

  • Providing air transportation to every destination the airline travels in order to help us meet our goals and raise awareness.
  • Being a generous in-kind sponsor for We Days and fundraising initiatives.
  • Airing an on-board Free The Children video on all Air Canada flights.
  • Support in mentorship roles.
  • Making Free The Children the recipient of various Air Canada Kids’ Horizons initiatives.
  • Encouraging others to support Air Canada in helping Free The Children by donating Aeroplan miles to Kids’ Horizons.

We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further about what Free The Children can bring to your company and your team. Please contact us at:

development@freethechildren.com
1.416.925.5894

Sources:

Watson Wyatt, 2008-2009

2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study

Key CSR findings of Hewitt Associates’ 2010 Best Employers in Canada study

CSR stat sheet

 

 

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