At N-SIDE, “Commitment” and “Diversity” are not just words, but two of our core values that deeply resonate with our actions as business and as people.
On one hand, our commitment is reflected in the way we optimize our customers’ resources by resolving their challenges to reach the goal of sustainability. On the other hand, since “society” means a united whole for us. We embrace diversity and value the differences between people. We are committed to giving back to the community and bringing a positive impact to our society.
As our entire lives move into the digital sphere with a persistent lack of social contacts, young people and vulnerable groups are particularly affected by the current crisis leading to even more inequality and disadvantage. With this in mind, we have decided to dedicate a large share of our 2021 activities to SOCIAL INCLUSION.
Those activities empower each of us, at our own level, to help and give back in COVID times with a real impact. By sharing our time and competencies with disadvantaged people, we contribute to support their social inclusion.
Different associations have presented some meaningful and impactful volunteering opportunities to our employees recently:
- Serve the City is a global movement of volunteers bringing their help to fragile populations with concrete projects and initiatives in partnership with many different associations such as refugee centers, red cross centers, orphanages…Each involvement matters, as small as it may be, from bringing food to homeless people to organizing dancing activities with children in need. Their inspiring motto reminds us that we can all play a role in improving society and knowing better the world around us: “The homeless, asylum seekers, the elderly, the disabled, children in need, victims of abuse. We know them by their needs. What if we knew them by name?”
- Be.Face is an NPO that gathers companies willing to provide their resources for disadvantaged university students or job seekers and guides them through their social and professional integration. More specifically, with the “Bright future mentoring program”, mentors share their professional experience, provide advice about academic choices and related opportunities and offer the possibility to enlarge their network.
- Sport Dans La Ville is an association that aims at youth integration through sport in France. However, they also provide career guidance and lead different programs such as the English Academy, whose goal is to organize English conversations with disadvantaged students to improve their English proficiency and oral skills.
N-SIDE cares about people and being involved in those programmes allows us to do our best towards those who need it the most. Being committed to a better world is in N-SIDE’s DNA and It drives us to do #BetterBusiness every single day.
In March, N-SIDE joined a global community with almost 4,000 businesses to celebrate what it means to be a Certified B Corporation™ and share our story of becoming a Better Business.