At Imparta we recognise that we’re not an island. What we do and how we do it has an impact on our clients, our employees and the community around us. We endeavour to conduct our business in a responsible and ethical way at all times, with awareness of the social and environmental impact of everything we do.
Our three main areas of focus for 2012-2015 are the environment, our employees and our community – not just locally but globally.
We have a robust recycling policy across the company and nothing is thrown away that can be re-used. We endeavour at all times to source office products that are environmentally friendly and recyclable wherever possible, and our IT equipment and office furniture are donated to local not-for-profit organisations who refurbish donated equipment and provide it at low cost to individuals, schools, charities and small community organisations around the world.
Being a professional services company, the majority of our carbon footprint comes from the travelling our trainers and sales teams do to deliver courses and consultancy to our clients. We also acknowledge that the courses we run have an impact on the carbon footprint of our clients, in terms of delegate travel.
Over the last few years we have reduced our carbon footprint in two key ways.
Firstly, we have expanded our international presence on the ground. We now have local trainers throughout the world who deliver our programmes in local languages, which has significantly reduced the amount of international travel that we do.
Secondly, we have supported our clients in reducing their own carbon footprint, by developing and delivering ‘virtual learning’ on a regular basis as a substitute for face-to-face learning – which negates the need for delegates and trainers to travel at all.
In order to achieve our environmental mission, we will endeavour to:
- Discover more about environmental issues
- Communicate and share what we learn
- Consider the environmental impacts of our decisions
- Engage with environmental issues as we find them, using creativity and resourcefulness
- Measure and report our progress
Internal Training Academy
As a training company, we recognise the importance of continual professional development and we deliver regular training to our staff to ensure they are fully skilled to carry out their roles. We also practise what we preach, and run an internal Sales Academy for our Sales team using our own methodology and tools.
Every year Imparta staff elect a Social Committee, made up of willing Imparta employees who like to party!
At the beginning of the year the company donates a generous sum to the Social Committee fund, and the team hosts social events throughout the year to celebrate everything from Halloween to Chinese New Year to Divali.
The committee also arranges our Christmas celebrations in which our employees are wined and dined in style and receive presents from the company – as well as a welcome break between Christmas and the New Year!
Each year Imparta head office employees are divided into 12 groups and each group is allocated a month of the year in which they have a nominated amount of money (donated by Imparta) to put on an event for their fellow colleagues. At the end of the year there is a vote and the best group wins a prize.
Over the years we’ve had everything from ‘I’m a Calamity, Get Me Outta Here!’ (in which employees were encouraged to eat Witchetty grubs and barbequed ants!) to sports days in the local park and rooftop barbeques.
Additional Employee Benefits
Other benefits that our employees enjoy include:
- Employee Profit Pool, giving staff a direct stake in the success of the business
- Private healthcare and travel cover
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Monthly massage/alternative therapy session
- Annual flu inoculations
- Moving day
- Extra mile awards/rewards
The Business Bridge Initiative is a registered charity that aims to improve the skills and knowledge of individuals who would not normally be able to afford a formal business education. The goal is to help boost entrepreneurial activity wherever there is a need, especially in the developing world.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
These courses provide the economically inactive or under-employed with a passport to productive economic engagement to the benefit of themselves and their communities. The programmes give participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in business.
Imparta provides the eLearning, content and learning design for the Initiative, for a nominal fee, using modified versions of our award-winning programmes. The initiative covers four main modules: Sales, Marketing and Strategy, Finance and Making things Happen. Each topic contains 8 modules which combine online learning with face-to-face tutoring by trained business school alumni. The training is delivered through a network of local hubs provided by the Initiative’s global partners.