Corporate Social Responsibility
Throughout the year, SOTI employees donate to local blood services, and generously give their time to gathering much-needed items for seasonal food and holiday toy collections. The company also supports clean water, sanitization and conservation initiatives around the world and promotes a paperless office environment. SOTI sponsors several children through World Vision to ensure youth in developing countries have the resources they need to stay healthy and thrive despite living in difficult circumstances.
In support of COVID-19 efforts, SOTI participated in the Lifelines4LovedOnes initiative, founded by TMT First, to help affected patients stay connected with their loved ones. This partnership supplied mobile tablets to the National Health Service (NHS) and care home patients who were cut off from family and friends. Refurbished tablets and smartphones were donated to NHS hospitals and care homes, helping to connect patients with their friends and family through video calling.
With a passion for innovation and empowering the younger generation with valuable skills for the future, SOTI helps high school students learn how to code by hosting coding challenges with prizes awarded to encourage participation. In addition, SOTI hosts high school students at its global headquarters to introduce them to career options such as software programming and product development. The students are provided access to SOTI Snap, a rapid app development solution, and given the challenge of building their own app from scratch. These students, who have never programmed before, are able to successfully complete the challenge – often in under one hour – using SOTI Snap. Moreover, SOTI hosts ‘Kids at Work’ days, allowing young people to discover endless career possibilities and experience first-hand what their parents do at SOTI. Within the larger community, the company invests in upskilling and offers continuing education programs for adults such as Quality Assurance School and Fast Start Mobility Workshops.
SOTI is a tireless advocate for building a thriving tech community in Canada and globally, and actively sponsors several tech-focused events internationally. The company also works in partnership with local universities and colleges to inspire the next generations of thinkers, builders and entrepreneurs.
SOTI’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) extends to the global communities in which its employees live and work. The company proudly supports many not-for-profit and charitable causes through its offices worldwide, including: