Collette Launches CSR Platform
Collette has launched its first formal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform with a focus on four key pillars: people, community, product and environment. With a strong philanthropic record that includes a robust volunteer program and a global hunger initiative, Collette is “dedicated to developing a more holistic approach to responsibility that goes beyond philanthropy and corporate giving,” according to a statement from the company.
“For more than 20 years, Collette has developed nonprofit relationships and helped communities where we work and where we travel through grant support and volunteerism,” says John Sutherland, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Our employees give roughly 5,000 hours of service to local and global communities per year. Giving back is a part of our culture, and as Collette celebrates 100 years in business, we are taking what that means to the next level. We are actively developing policies to weave responsibility into every aspect of the business to support our employees, to care for the communities where we work and travel, to reduce our carbon footprint, and to encourage travel that benefits the locations we visit.”
To accomplish this, the company created an official CSR department, headed by Sutherland, which oversees teams of employee volunteers who will be directly involved in the development and execution of each one of the pillars.