As we look back at our achievements in 2013, it’s important to remember the impact Globant has made in the community over the past year. We accomplished a lot in 2013 thanks to contributions from all of our Globers, and we hope to continue improving and making a positive impact on the communities in which we live.
Last April, Globant’s TesteAR initiative was recognized with the Foundations for the Future Award by Nearshore Americas and Nearshore Executive Alliance for its commitment to expanding the pool of IT talent in Latin America to foster economic and social growth in the region. Globant’s TesteAR program, now in its fourth year, strives to narrow the digital gap and bring IT education to underprivileged youth in Argentina, a principle that supports our “Globant Inclusive” pillar of our sustainability strategy.
In May, the Facilities department launched an inter-office competition to reduce energy consumption and support our “Think Green” pillar of our sustainability strategy. Each quarter, the office that saved the most energy compared to that quarter in 2012 received a prize for its energy-saving efforts. Congratulations to Globant Resistencia, which was the office with the greatest reduction in energy consumption in 2013. Overall, Globant reduced its energy consumption by 15%.
Working towards our goal to employ a more diverse workforce, Globant’s People & Recruitment team members participated in a Diversity Management seminar in May 2013. They heard from diversity specialist Delfina Daglio who taught them how to promote the perception, acknowledgement and implementation of diversity here at Globant.
To support the “Ready to Help” pillar of our sustainability strategy, nearly 100 employees at 6 different offices donated blood in Globant’s third on-site blood drive last fall. The drive benefitted over 120 children. In June, every Globant office collected clothing, food, winter coats and toys, then donated the items to local organizations.
During the Christmas season, Globers at 12 sites volunteered to provide Christmas gifts to families in need during Globant’s “¡Nochebuena para todos!” drive. Keeping with the “Ready to Help” spirit, groups of employees from several Globant offices also volunteered at local nonprofits and organized to raise money for charitable organizations.
We look forward to continuing to improve and expand our sustainability initiatives as we enter 2014. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.