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Sustainability and society : Tech for Good

Tech for Good

We are committed to building a trusted and inclusive digital network. Through our Tech for Good pillar we want to ensure everyone has equal opportunities to access life-changing data and technology, while championing data protection, security, and the ethical use of customer data.

Breaking down the barriers to digital equality

For everyone to benefit from technology and the opportunities it creates, we need a truly diverse technology sector. It’s our goal to ensure individuals get equal opportunities to thrive in the new era of work.

Read about the key ways we plan to address the lack of diversity in technology.

Striving for diversity, equity, and inclusion

We have six commitments that will help us advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Sage, and foster a stronger sense of belonging. These commitments are for all our colleagues, customers, suppliers, partners, and communities. We have made them public, so you can hold us to account and help ensure that our actions, values, and behaviours are at the standard you expect from us.
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Empowering people through data for good

Data is empowering SMEs, governments, and the individuals behind them. Together with trusted third parties, we will enable them to make more informed data-driven decisions and policies whilst keeping customers safe and in control of their data by :

  • Stepping up as a voice for SMEs
  • Addressing SMEs’ challenges to help them thrive
  • Empowering individuals and businesses with data that is accessible and trustworthy
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Keeping customers safe

We have a global security team, dedicated to ensuring that our customers' data are kept secure and protected. Our protective measures are based on recognised industry best practice, and are continually under review to keep pace with the changing nature of the technology environment.
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Shedding light on late payments

Sage has partnered with Smart Data Foundry, a mission-led organisation that unlocks the power of financial data, and the UK government's Office of the Small Business Commissioner to review anonymised data over a decade to understand how to tackle the issue of late payments amongst Micro and Small businesses. Find out more about the results.

Enabling everyone to make a difference

Nurturing talent goes beyond improving skillsets at Sage. Well-being, flexible working, and volunteering time are key to ensuring employees feel their best and achieve results that make us proud.

We’re aiming to:

  • Fundraise $5 million by 2030 for non-profit organisations around the world
  • Continue to offer every colleague at Sage five paid days to volunteer or fundraise, and give their time to the organisations they care about the most
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Making technology accessible to all

To make our solutions and services are inclusive to everyone, we’re committing to be transparent about our progress. We are:

  • Aiming to offer full accessibility for Sage cloud native products by 2025
  • Part of the Valuable 500 Charter to bring equality of opportunities for people living with disabilities
  • Publishing our global disability and inclusion plan for the next 3 years
  • Ensuring our website is open to everyone, in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Providing discounted product and financial literacy training to non-profits 

Building a generation of tech talent

We’re creating opportunities for young people to thrive by learning life-changing digital skills. Building on our work with Sage FutureMakers programme and FIRST LEGO League, we aim to create new digital skills opportunities for 10,000 school children by 2023.

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FIRST LEGO League

Sage Foundation has partnered with The Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) to extend the FIRST® LEGO® League in the UK and Ireland through a programme that challenges young people aged 4–16 to build robots and create innovative projects using LEGO® bricks and components.

Explore our pillars

Fuel for Business

Starting or growing a business is a proven route to economic stability, wealth creation and well-being, but the opportunities to succeed aren't always equal. Discover what we're doing to help under-represented groups get a fair chance.

Protect the Planet

To tackle the climate crisis and protect the planet we're taking action on our own environmental impact and supporting SMEs to make it easier for them to do the same. 

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