Informatica may be about All Things Data, but we’re also all about people—our employees, customers, partners, and those who need help in the neighborhoods we live in as well as the global community. Informatica Involved, our corporate social responsibility program, shows our commitment to improve people’s lives as our employees generously give their time, talent, and treasure to those in need.
Historically, Informatica Involved has supported many worthwhile causes: Global hunger-relief drives, youth and education programs, and health-related campaigns. And when natural disasters struck, Informatica Involved matched employee donations to provide relief for catastrophic damage to property and life (for example, the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan in 2013).
In 2014, our employees showed their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities in various ways. Here’s a glimpse of what Informatica employees did to support some of the causes about which they care:
Informatica teams at Sales Kick-Off 2014 filled half the backpacks with school supplies (which went to local schools in Clark County, NV) and the other half with medical supplies to help those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
During the holidays, Informatica employees donated time, money, and canned goods to their local food banks, assisted children’s charities, held bake-offs, and cooked meals at homeless shelters.
In November 2014, Informatica and Cloudera partnered with DataKind to provide the funding to grow DataKind’s “Data-for-Good Movement,” which is all about applying the potential of data to make a truly positive difference in the world. Opportunities where our data professionals can volunteer their skills and expertise are starting to emerge.
Random acts of kindness were done one summer afternoon in San Francisco by our college interns who received $50 each to go out and do something nice for someone they met that day.
Informatica’s recent college grad new hires mentored students in local schools in math and science.
Teams around the world took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
And during the holidays, Informatica employees donated time, money, and canned goods to their local food banks, assisted children’s charities, held bake-offs, and cooked meals at homeless shelters.
In 2015, Informatica Involved will be even more aligned to the causes our employees are most dedicated to, so that together we can have greater impact. By helping others, we not only make someone else’s life a bit better, we make our company and ties to each other stronger. For more information, send an email to us at InformaticaInvolved@informatica.com.