Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Coface Goes Green - a milestone in our business activity
Began in the second half of 2009, Coface Goes Green program includes various social responsibility projects for our employees for both working environment and personal life.
Our CSR areas
Involvement in the Green Corner program, in partnership with Recolamp
Since June, Coface Romania and Recolamp initiated the Green Corner, a nationally developed program, involving over 8,600 companies.
The objective of the specially designed containers is to collect old and used electronic equipment, batteries, light bulbs and neon, in order to be recycled and delivered to a specialized center.
In 4 months, Coface Romania managed to collect up to 200 neon & light bulbs, batteries and electronic appliances (keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphones etc.).
Recycling printer cartridges, in partnership with Ateliere Fara Frontiere
Because our printed materials and commercial brochures reached a considerable amount and social engagement is one of our values, we decided to collect both non-confidential paper and and printer cartridges.
To recycle the cartridges, we initiated a partnership with the Ateliere Fara Frontiere Association that processes them for recovery or disposal by ecological incineration.
Since June, we collected around 50 printer cartridges.
Paper collection and recycling
Because we wanted to become more responsible in terms of environmental issues, we have mobilized our employees to collect non-confidential paper in order to be stored in boxes that have been especially placed for this purpose in each department.
In a box, we can store up to 25 pounds of paper and the recycling of 2 boxes can save a tree.
In 4 months, we managed to save 20 trees.
Coface advocates for education as one of its CSR policies through partnerships with student associations and NGOs, supporting underprivileged children with scholarships and sponsoring projects dedicated to personal development.
Coface sponsored the first edition of Excelez' project, which consisted of personal development workshops, international and local speakers, coaching sessions, book launches, professional advocacy, university programs, creativity workshops, self-awareness and assessment techniques.
The event was attended by Coface employees, members in the Leadership Academy program, initiated by the company to promote leadership as an organizational culture.
The Economist Guide, ASER 2010
The Economist Guide is a project developed by the Organization of Business Students in Romania (ASER) that provides useful information to ASE's students (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies) regarding their academic environment, promotes a pro-active student life, emphasizing volunteering activities.
Number of printed copies: 5.000.
Coface has been one of the project partners, participating with an article about leadership within the company.
Coface Scholarship, 2009-2010
In 2009-2010, Coface has helped a student of The National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (UNATC), supporting the cost of her tuition fees for the first two years of the study period.
Social engagement is an important component of our CSR policy, so we are trying to contribute as much as we can to support associations dedicated to health and humanitarian causes.
EASTER & CHRISTMAS CARDS
We chose to purchase holiday greeting cards dedicated to our partners from SOS Children's Villages Association, thus promoting the efforts of underprivileged children in making the images on the card. In exchange for our donations, they made various types of greeting cards.
VINTAGE FAIR - EASTER & CHRISTMAS EDITIONS
Every year around the holidays, Coface organizes internal events dedicated to humanitarian causes.
In each edition, our employees prepare decorations (photo frames, statues, thematic objects), hand-made products made by them or their friends (brooches, necklaces, accessories), culinary products that are sold to their colleagues.
The amounts collected from the events are entirely donated to humanitarian cases.
CAMPAIGN 2% - FOR INDIVIDUALS
Coface promotes this campaign among its employees by communicating a presentation within different associations. Children, education, elderly, unemployed, sick or special needs people, environmental protection, animal health, culture, research are just some of the areas chosen by our team members.
CAMPAIGN 3% - FOR COMPANIES
By means of the Roman Law no. 32/1994 on sponsorship, as amended and supplemented, in conjunction with "Title II - Tax" of Law. 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code, and that can represent a maximum of 3‰ from Coface's turnover, we have chosen to help associations such as SMURD, Save the Children Fund, Inima Copiilor, Hospice - Casa Sperantei, SOS Children's Villages.