Our Corporate Citizenship Commitment
Deallus is committed to taking our corporate citizenship responsibilities seriously.
Our goal is simple – to exemplify sustainable business practices, and to create an environment in which our people feel empowered to make the world a better place.
From offsetting our carbon footprint, to creating a platform for Dealli to perform charitable work for causes close to their hearts, to partnering with sustainably responsible office suppliers, we are dedicated to improving our local regions, our global community, and our world.
This is not about sporadic charitable initiatives (although many of our people do support charities outside of work, or undertake fundraising activities which we support), nor is it an exercise we complete simply to check it off of our list. It’s our attempt to exist in today’s corporate world with a sense of pride about the impact we are having on our environment and about the change we are driving in our communities.
Our internal CSR team pioneers these efforts and we look forward to making each year our most charitable yet.
Earlier this month, members of our LA office went to Santa Monica Beach for a beach clean-up. Despite the very hot weather, our dedicated helpers filled several rubbish bags, leaving the beach cleaner and safer.
We are really honoured to help our community and increase the awareness of maintaining a clean beach. With trash cans installed everywhere, the team still found items including batteries, face masks, and plastics that are not biodegradable.
We hope this can be the beginning of building a deeper connection with our community and be a ripple effect that influences more people to give back to their communities.
Great work team!
Members of our Deallus London office took an afternoon out to work with Sydenham Garden.
Sydenham Garden is a community charity supporting people to improve their mental and physical health.
On a gorgeously hot day (for the UK!) we worked for the afternoon on two key projects that had been identified. The first was to create a new area that would allow wheelchair users to access the social area of the garden more easily. This was adjacent to a seating area and pizza oven where people could sit, chat, and socialise.
The second task was to clear a lot of rubbish from the site into a skip which we had provided for the charity.
From taking wheelbarrows of gravel, to raking, to clearing old solar panels, everyone had a great afternoon. It was hard work but so very worthwhile! It was wonderful to get out in the open air and we all felt our physical and mental wellbeing had improved. It was a privilege to spend an afternoon with the team there as well as with our colleagues and really feel as though we’d made a difference and impact at the end of the day.
Deallus volunteers for the Japan Association for Refugees (JAR), providing food to refugees and asylum seekers.
Our Deallus Japan office helped with selecting supplies from a local food bank, packaging everything into grab bags, and delivering them to the JAR offices for distribution.
JAR is a Japan-based non-profit organization supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Japan. JAR fulfills its mission by facilitating the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers to provide relevant legal and social assistance; advocating for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers through government bodies, local authorities and media relations and advancing policy analysis and information-exchange on refugee and related issues to build more active and effective network with concerned parties and Non Governmental Organizations.
The Deallus London office takes a day to volunteer with Moo Canoes, cleaning up London’s canals and rivers from harmful pollutants.
London’s canals and rivers are under constant threat from pollutants, litter and invasive species. Moo Canoes have adopted stretches of canal and provide fun canoes to make rounding up plastic pollution active and fun. Moo Canoes run corporate social responsibility days and also operate canal clean-up events each month in conjunction with the community action group Lower Regents Coalition.
Everyone set sail in their own canoe to gather litter from the river before it has the chance to break down into microplastics or reach our oceans.
The New York office Lights the Night, raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in order to further much-needed cancer research.
Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting LLS funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Light The Night Walks are an amazing celebration of light to drive out the darkness of cancer that fund research to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Lanterns signifying supporters, survivors, and lost loved ones were held high by thousands during the Light the Night Walk in downtown Manhattan. Nearly 1 million walkers are expected to join the 140 walks across North America.
LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer and leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures who have invested nearly $1.3 billion in research.
The Deallus London office participated in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event, raising some impressive funds for cancer support.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. The first ever Coffee Morning happened back in 1990 with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, it was done again the next year. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £275 million for Macmillan.