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One day can change your life

Aug 24, 2016 2:40:17 PM. By: High Tech Campus

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is booming in the Netherlands. Samen voor Eindhoven facilitates NXP, ASML, Medtronic and other companies in Eindhoven in their CSR policy by designing and implementing Employee Volunteer Programs. Samen voor Eindhoven has brought a lot of successful matches to NXP.

For example they set up a technology hub at the Driesprong (elementary school), make knowledge and expertise available to management teams of social organizations (community coaches) and started a social innovation project together with the Diocese and the Municipality of Eindhoven with the aim of creating a new shelter for the homeless. Samen voor Eindhoven also designs and facilitates the implementation of the new employee volunteer policy of ASML.

“I didn’t realize one can make a big difference in people’s life with such a small act.” was the feedback of a Medtronic employee after the community service day that Samen voor Eindhoven organized

This month Samen voor Eindhoven moved from the Philips Stadium to NXP at High Tech Campus Eindhoven (HTC 60). NXP made six workstations available for the foundation. Samen voor Eindhoven and NXP are working together for a couple of years now. On the one hand to make use of its extensive network to gain effective access to social organizations and social issues and, on the other, to help this 'matchmaker' increase the social impact in the region.

E-connecting companies with the community: social digital matching engine 

NXP is noticing, however, that the Internet is starting to play an increasingly important role in creating successful matches. After market research in Silicon Valley, Samen voor Eindhoven is now implementing a salesforce based digital matching system- the first one outside the USA. NXP is involved in setting up this social digital market place. Hans Brouwhuis of NXP will be acting as the point of contact and shares the knowledge available at NXP regarding the Internet and the development of applications. In this way Samen voor Eindhoven can make big strides towards increasing the number of successful matches between companies and organizations at Brainport.

Businesses want to give back in ways that match their skills, strategy and culture. Causes want volunteers that match their needs and values. Let us connect you! Mail founder and executive director Esther Schoustra (esther@samenvooreindhoven.nl) for more info.

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