TEAM gives back to the community
Corporate Social Responsibility is an essential part of TEAM’s operations, aimed at encouraging employees to share the vision of giving back the community. We are expanding CSR beyond our four walls, aiming at improving the quality of life in the local community. The Company runs educational and environmental programs, charitable activities, staff development, supports the volunteer help program, partners with orphanages and centers of social services.
Over the past years TEAM International has provided clothes and living essentials, much needed equipment and medicine to more than 10 local children houses, orphan houses and boarding schools, including Center of Social Services for Families and Youth, Kharkiv Orphan House “Harmony” and Kharkiv Orphan House #3, Kharkiv Boarding Schools #2 and #8, Kharkiv Rehabilitation Center, Kharkiv Charitable Organization “Orphans of Kharkov”, Children House “FAMILY”.
In addition to delivering games, toys, food and clothes, TEAM International volunteers focus on communication and educational part of the visit – provide an interactive lesson on IT, computers and Internet, share the life experience on professional growth and possible challenges we meet in adult life, organize excursions and educational meetings.
Our company offers an educational program to assist in educating young talents in practical software development. TEAM/Karazin Top Gun Lab is a fully-equipped computer laboratory founded by TEAM International together with Karazin Kharkiv National University School of Computer Sciences in 2013. TEAM/Karazin Lab Program offers students year-round master-classes and trainings. The most prominent students start their professional career in TEAM.
TEAM partners with several different non-governmental volunteer organizations such as Red Cross, ATO Nurse, Station Kharkiv,Romashka Orphanage, Luhansk City Center of Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Children, and another Refugees Orphanage Zelenaya Roscha. Every week Volunteering Team collects means from those willing to help for each of help direction: Children of Refugees or Kharkiv Military Hospital. Every direction operates through reliable volunteers above mentioned organizations, or directly with end recipients. Every week the amount collected for each direction is doubled by the Company.
TEAM offers individual career approach and a training selection guide. Our employees have successfully passed a number of professional certifications such as “ISTQB”, “Oracle Java SE Professional”, “Certified ScrumMaster” , “Scrum Product Owner”, etc. TEAM Staff participate in various external educational events and conferences. The Company initiated the series of Tech ans Sales Talks where TEAM employees can share their experience and tell of possible elaborations or impediments on the fly. In addition to English Language Courses TEAM provides German Language Courses to chase new business opportunities. The company stimulates employees’ sport activities by Sports Reimbursement and Sponsorship Progam. The Company also offers flexible and open Insurance Health Plan with simple insurance procedure and even dental care and eye care expenses reimbursement.
TEAM activists launched a Recycling Campaign, which encourages batteries recycling. Conventional batteries contain many toxic elements that cause environment pollution. Volunteers from TEAM have installed boxes for collecting batteries of different types in all Ukrainian offices. Collected batteries are sent to Argentum, Ukrainian batteries processing plant in Lviv.
“It is our responsibility and obligation to be involved in charity activities,” – said Chris Walton, President. – “There is an obvious need of spreading more understanding of corporate social responsibility among Ukrainian companies, and we hope to help make a difference by continuing to be a good corporate citizen.“