Being a responsible business is written in Thomson Reuters history. Our Trust Principles clearly set out our values and commit us to providing independent, unbiased news and data with integrity. Ethical business practices, underpinned by trust are the foundation on which we have built our Corporate Responsibility approach. The following is a piece from our 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report: (more…)
This week we launched our Community Champions Awards programme, celebrating the volunteer commitments of our employees. Over the last 10 years running this programme, we have donated $1m to non-profit groups across the world.
We know from our annual employee engagement survey that being seen as a business driven by an ethos of social responsibility is something that our employees hold dear. More than that we know that this ethos is a key driver in their engagement with our business, leading to increased customer service and satisfaction.
Our Corporate Responsibility report contains more information on the Community Champions programme and all our other community activities.
For more on this and to check out our other community programmes click here.
This week saw the launch of our first global Corporate Responsibility Report looking back over our achievements in 2011.
This is an important first step on our journey to having a more sophisticated and mature approach to CR – going beyond simply reporting on our charitable and philanthropic activities.
In this report we reflect on our 4 core areas: (more…)
At Thomson Reuters, we all have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit our customers, our employees, our communities, and our environment. This responsibility informs everything we do, both as a company and as individuals.
We are pleased to publish the Thomson Reuters 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, an important milestone on our Corporate Responsibility journey. It is the first time we have communicated company-wide performance and progress in a single, all-inclusive report.
The report looks back over 2011, highlighting our achievements and setting out aims for the coming year in several areas: (more…)
We’re proud of the outstanding contributions our employees make to Thomson Reuters, so we asked them to share their stories about their work, their teams and their colleagues. Whether supporting customers or colleagues, or managing our systems and information our employees put the right information in the hands of the right people so our customers can achieve amazing things. Each week we will feature one of these stories to show their passion, collaboration, creativity and how they drive our business forward.
Sharing Our Knowledge, Supporting Our Community
By Kasia Mazurkiewicz
‘Arbour’ means a shady garden alcove with the sides and roof formed by trees or climbing plants trained over a framework. A peaceful shelter. As part of the company’s community volunteering program, in which the company encourages us to spend a day a year volunteering on the company’s time, the Strategic Talent Team in London decided to combine our skills and efforts to help the local community near our office in Canary Wharf, in east London. We chose The Arbour, a charity which provides opportunities for educational and leisure activities, volunteer work, advice, counseling services and one-on-one support for children, young people, women and the unemployed.
Since November 2010 we’ve applied our professional skills in Human Resources & Talent Management to the Arbour in a variety of ways: we worked on their Employment Project to redesign their recruitment workshops and training sessions around professional behavior during recruitment and interviewing; we coached them on filling out application forms and we conducted two sets of mock interviews in our office for unemployed women and young people who are not in education and who have never been in an office environment before. By collaborating and sharing our knowledge and passion for what we do with the people at The Arbour, we helped empower them and gave them confidence, for which they were incredibly grateful. It was an amazing experience to come together with my colleagues, share our collective experience and expertise and in turn positively impact our local community. I am grateful to have had this opportunity and am certain I’ll never forget the look of gratitude on their faces at the end of the sessions.
Kasia Mazurkiewicz is a Manager, Strategic Talent for Thomson Reuters and is based in London.