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GLOBANT’S SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2014

CSR, Live Ethically, Sustainability

by Globant CSR

Keep Growing!

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This past September, we launched our fourth Sustainability Report, the first such report we have released  as a public company.

Following the G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), this report shows how we managed to cut down on our per capita carbon footprint, thereby reducing the environmental impact of our operation.

In addition, this document seeks to emphasize the continuity of the indicators we’ve previously published. After each annual review, we make sure that the materiality of the issues in which Globant has focused are continually strengthened. Over the years, the more data we collect the better we can visualize our management trends.

Finally, this is the first report that includes indicators proposed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the technology industry.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sustainability Council

 

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The “Hour of Code” arrived to Globant!

CSR, Ready to Help, Sustainability

by Globant CSR

 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Globant joined this global movement, which has reached tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.

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During December, three groups of Globers organized an Hour of Code event in their cities:

 

  • CÓRDOBA: Maximiliano Ruiz, Andrea Wittouck, Santiago Tamagno, and Nancy Domínguez (Instituto Superior Santo Domingo).
  • CHACO: Facundo Mattof, Verónica Virgona, Cintia Lenkovich, Juan Delfino, Claudia Romero, Pablo Romano, Lucio Poveda, Juan Martín Giménez, Ariel Fernández, and Justo Vargas (Escuela N° 758 Barranqueras).
  • BUENOS AIRES: Sebastián Bassi and Virginia González (Escuela N° 3 “Esteban Echeverría”, D.E. 10).

 

We want to thank all our volunteers for their passion and we look forward to future Hour of Code events in more cities in 2015.

 

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Join the Globant Teacher’s Club!

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by Globant CSR

 

During the last quarter of 2014, we launched a pilot program promoting volunteerism between Globers and their communities. Globers shared their expertise with young people and the experience was an awesome one!

 

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The Teacher’s Club in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and Resistencia was held during October and November of 2014. Over 50 volunteers signed up to give talks and workshops to young people in their last years of high school.

 

For 2015, we hope to expand this program to all the cities in which we work!

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Qualified volunteers: DANE Project and Arbusta

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by Globant CSR

As part of the Inclusive Commission of the Chamber of Software and Computer Services of Argentina (CESSI), Globant and its volunteers remain key actors in the development of DANE Project: Development Applications to Tablets, oriented to education and recreational areas and job placement for people with disabilities.

In May, a UX team from Globant tested applications in schools and subsequently gave a workshop to all involved on the lessons learned from that observation.

 

 

Moreover, in Rosario, some volunteers helped Arbusta, a B-Corporation which are the first social impact outsourcing company in South America. Their mission is to empower women and youth from underprivileged communities, providing them with the needed social ant technical skills and a first-job opportunity within their neighborhoods through digital services production.

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The donation’s quarter

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by Globant CSR

The second quarter of 2014 was characterized by the donation’s campaigns in many branch offices:

  • In Resistencia, and in the four sites of Buenos Aires, onsite blood drives were held. More than 70 Globers participated.
  • In Rosario, Carla Recagno (Help Desk Pro) led a sachet milk donation campaign for the nonprofit “Sol y Luz”.
  • In Montevideo a group of Globers launched a school supplies donation campaign for the nonprofit “Centro Educativo Unidos”
  • In San Pablo, Natalia Mayumi (Champion) is pushing for the winter campaign in order to give outerwear to homeless.
  • Last but not least, Jennifer Gómez continues to encourage Globers in Bogotá to work with the 70 children that are contained by the Violetta Foundation.


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2013: A Sustainable Year in Review

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by Globant CSR

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.

Recent graduates of TesteAR - Rosario show off their new diplomas.

Recent graduates of TesteAR – Rosario show off their new diplomas.

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.

Lifesaving Globers from our offices were among the record number of blood drive participants in 2013.

Lifesaving Globers from our offices were among the record number of blood drive participants in 2013.

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.

Globers from the Laminar office in Buenos Aires pose with their completed Christmas box full of gifts to be donated to a family in need.

Globers from the Laminar office in Buenos Aires pose with their completed Christmas box full of gifts to be donated to a family in need.

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 csr@globant.com.

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