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Sustainability & Society: Tech for Good

Tech for Good

Breaking down barriers to digital equality for innovation, enterprise and progress.

Breaking barriers to digital equality

For everyone to benefit from technology and the opportunities it creates, we need a truly diverse technology sector. Our goal is to ensure that individuals have equal opportunities in order 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

Our six commitments will help us advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sage, as well as foster a stronger sense of belonging. These commitments are for all our colleagues, customers, suppliers, partners and communities. We have made these commitments public so that you can hold us accountable, which helps to ensure that our actions, values and behaviors meet the standards you expect from us.
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Empowering people through data for good

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

  • Stepping up as a voice for small and medium-sized businesses
  • Addressing the challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses and helping them thrive
  • Empowering individuals and businesses with data that is accessible and trustworthy

 

Enabling everyone to make a difference

Nurturing talent goes beyond improving skill sets at Sage. Well-being, flexible work arrangements and volunteer time are all key to ensuring employees feel their best so that they can achieve results that make us proud.

Our goal is to:

 

  • Reach one million employee volunteer hours by 2022
  • Raise $2 million by 2022 for non-profit organizations around the world
  • Continue to offer every employee at Sage five paid days to volunteer or fundraise so that they may give their time to the organizations they care about the most

Making technology accessible to all

To ensure that our solutions and services are inclusive for everyone, we’re committed to providing transparency along the way. We are:

 

  • Aiming to offer full accessibility for Sage cloud native products by 2025
  • Part of the Valuable 500 Charter means equal opportunities for people living with disabilities
  • Publishing our global disability and inclusion plan for the next three years
  • Ensuring everyone is able to use our website according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Providing discounted product and financial literacy training for non-profit organizations 

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 the Sage FutureMakers program and FIRST LEGO League, our goal is to create new digital skills opportunities for 10,000 students by 2023.

Sage FutureMakers

After attending the Sage FutureMakers workshop, Blessing realized that he could use AI to help overcome a challenge close to his heart. Find out how he plans to use his new skill set alongside AI to talk to his best friend for the first time.

FIRST LEGO League

From organizing coding, robotics and STEM skills events to delivering Sage scholarships, find out how we're helping young people succeed in education and in the workplace.

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.