Corporate Social Responsibility

Yspeert is aware of its social responsibilities, which is why we want to make a substantial contribution to the development of a more sustainable society. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forms an integral part of our firm and culture. CSR focuses on the balance between three basic principles: People, Planet and Profit.

People

Our staff plays an important role in society through their involvement in various social and cultural activities. Yspeert encourages and facilitates the involvement of its staff members in administrative or supervisory roles. Our staff members are involved in, among other:

Revalidatie Friesland, Stichting de Lawei, Stichting Maatschappelijke Onderneming Smallingerland, Investeringsfonds Groningen, Werkvoorzieningsschap Caparis, Stichting Ronald McDonald, Oranjevereniging, Stichting Odensehuis, PeerGroup, Fonds Ondernemend Groningen, Stichting Help Direct, Stichting Sociaal Goud.

Planet

We are concerned about pollution and the depletion of natural resources. As part of this firm-wide commitment, we have begun to take measures to reduce our carbon footprint. For this reason, Yspeert recently relocated to its glassless premises at its headquarters in Groningen. We also aim to make our facilities energy neutral by investing in energy-saving technology and we have converted to LED lighting. In addition, Yspeert is working on a project that involves the placement of solar panels on the roof of our building. Yspeert also made adjustments to its archiving and paper usage as well as using eco-friendly cleaning agents.

Profit

Yspeert also feels the need to give back to the communities in which it is operating. That is why Yspeert is sponsoring various charitable organisations and social enterprises such as:

  • Het Houten Huis, an organisation that stimulates the creativity, empathy and expression of children and young adults by making theatre part of their education
  • Karangbungoo Foundation, a foundation that promotes primary education in Gambia
  • Help Direct Foundation, a foundation that provides education and sanitation in Sri Lanka

We also share our knowledge by regularly providing unpaid guest lectures at various institutions such as the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, NHL Stenden in Emmen and Leeuwarden, as well as various secondary schools in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe and the University of Groningen.

In addition, our staff members regularly give lectures to starting entrepreneurs and students during meetings specifically organised for these groups.

Finally, our organisation supports the Lutje Geluk Foundation with a Sinterklaas promotion.