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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 empowers small businesses, governments and individuals to make smart decisions. Trusted third parties help ensure safe and controlled data use. This involves supporting small businesses, tackling growth challenges and offering accessible, reliable data.

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.

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 skill sets 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

Making technology accessible to all

To make sure 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.

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

Human by Design

Our Human by Design pillar is our approach to amplifying economic inclusion and growing sustainably. We’re committed to building a diverse, human-centred culture, and we’re achieving this by fostering wellbeing alongside diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and beyond.

Protect the Planet

The Protect the Planet pillar is our commitment to fight climate change and drive a faster global transition to net zero. We are delivering this commitment by halving our own emissions by 2030 and becoming net zero by 2040, empowering SMBs to get to net zero and by advocating for regulatory frameworks to support the transition to a low carbon economy, whilst championing the role of SMBs.

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