IBA Group Signs Corporate Sustainability Agreement
November 28, 2017
On November 28, IBA Group signed an agreement on cooperation of socially responsible organizations of Belarus in the implementation of CSR projects.
The local social foundation Fond Dobra (Fund of Good) that acts as the UN Global Compact Office in Belarus held an official ceremony of signing an agreement on cooperation of socially responsible organizations of Belarus in the implementation of CSR projects in Minsk, Belarus. Sergei Akoulich, CEO of IBA IT Park and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at IBA Group, signed the agreement on behalf of IBA Group.
According to the UN Global Compact Office in Belarus, the event aims to encourage and recognize the businesses that are willing to implement sustainability and social responsibility (CSR) projects in Belarus, both individually or in coordination with other market players and the UN Global Compact Office.
Top officials of the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) in Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Information, and Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, as well as more than 40 international and local enterprises attended the ceremony.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Akoulich said: “IBA Group supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and its adherence to sustainability is reflected in the company’s strategy. For us, sustainability means acting in the best interests of our employees, customers, communities, and society. As a signatory of the corporate sustainability agreement, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles of social responsibility in business.”
He went on to say that “involvement in the UN program will enable IBA Group to achieve more significant and visible sustainability results through targeted consolidation with the colleagues from the business community. In addition, applying their professional IT expertise in the today’s digital world, many of our employees realize their need to be personally involved in socially responsible projects and initiatives”.
The second half of the event was devoted to cooperation between socially responsible companies and Belarusian media in publicizing CSR projects. A round table discussion entitled CSR: Business and Media Perspectives resulted in the adoption of a document that regulates and encourages a consistent, frequent, and large-scale coverage of CSR projects in the Belarusian media.
About IBA Group
IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Belarus, South Africa, Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Slovakia. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise applications, web solutions, SAP, business analytics, and cloud and mobile applications. IBA Group is recognized by IAOP as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders Category and ranks as one of the world's largest software companies in the Software Magazine's Software 500. The company is a winner of the Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the 2016 GSA Awards organized by the Global Sourcing Association and of the CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards in the category Top CSR initiative of the Year. In 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, and 2011, IBA Group won IT Europa's European IT & Software Excellence awards. For more information, visit http://ibagroupit.com