As we say goodbye to 2018, we looked back at some of our favorite Corporate Responsibility moments and the photos that captured them. In 2018, we brought together our people, passions, and powerful technology to support our social and environmental priorities and made the world a better, safer place.
2018 was a fantastic year for corporate responsibility at Symantec and we invite you to take a look at some of our favorite photos:
#18 Giving the gift of light. Symantec’s Singapore office volunteered with Nan Hua Primary School, in partnership with SolarBuddy, to teach primary school students about energy poverty in communities throughout the world.
#17 Gender equity is a joint responsibility. Symantec employees lend their time to support organizations empowering survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
#16 The Smart Talk. Symantec's Paige Hansen joins the Idaho PTA to speak about The Smart Talk, an online tool that helps parents empower their children to become smart digital citizens.
#15 Data privacy is a human right. In 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable, and privacy and CR are more linked than ever before. Below, Symantec’s Gerard Chan and Sunny Athwal meet with our European regulator.
#14 #Hackathon4Justice. Our Mountain View office hosted Africa Teen Geek’s hackathon, where 25 secondary school students developed educational games to teach peers about criminal justice issues.
#13 Making Giving Count. Symantec’sTempe office celebrated Giving Tuesday with community partners including The United Way, Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) and the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.
#12 Changing career trajectories, and lives. Through a new grant in 2018, Symantec is helping NPower expand its cyber security offerings to launch even more tech careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
#11 Building awareness and opportunities for advancement. Through a multitude of activities, like attending the UNCF gala to support the United States' leading advocate for ethnic minority education and community engagement, the SyBER ERG builds a sense of belonging for our employees and serves as ambassadors in the broader community.
#10 Symantec India has PRIDE. Symantec has been participating in the Pune Pride Parade for the past three years, making our commitment to LGBTQ inclusion and to providing a safe place for our employees publicly visible.
#9 Helping nonprofits fulfill their missions. In FY 2018 alone, we provided cyber security solutions to nearly 22,000 organizations, allowing groups like the Japan Association for Refugees, to secure their most important data.
#8 Planting trees worldwide. Symantec and our employees planted more than 2500 trees, like this one planted by our employees in Pakistan, in 2018 with our nonprofit partner One Tree Planted.
#7 Pressing for Progress on Gender Parity. The Herndon, VA chapter of the Symantec Women Action Network (SWAN) employee resource group celebrated International Women’s Day and shared their pledges on how they will #PressforProgress.
#6 Keeping kids safe online. Symantec volunteers in Ireland talked to children about internet safety on Safer Internet Day.
#5 World Water Day. Symantec volunteers built a water tower in Belvali India in honor of World Water Day.
#4 Closing the diversity gap in tech. We hosted several field trip for students in the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (C3) program, an effort to close the industry workforce gap with diverse, well-trained talent. In 2018, 60 Symantec volunteers participated in these field trips.
#3 Fostering a Secure Tomorrow. Employees in Arizona and California ran identity theft trainings for foster youth and foster families as part of Symantec’s new CR initiative Fostering a Secure Tomorrow (FAST).
#2 Employees go green. Employees biked to work during our Summer Commute Challenge, a part of Going Green in 2018. This yearlong campaign of eco-friendly awareness, challenges, and initiatives encouraged Symantec to take action to help protect the world.
And our favorite CR photo of 2018 is……
#1 Volunteer hours soar. More than 2,100 employees logged 9,579 volunteer hours at 138 team events across 19 countries during Global Service Week 2018. (We’re sorry, we couldn’t pick just one!)
We wish you all an impactful 2019!
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