Corporate giving and community involvement
We are committed to giving back to the communities where we operate. We encourage and celebrate community involvement and employee engagement through our Do Better Together initiative. Our programme includes:
Community Involvement and Corporate Giving Programme: Since 2020, we have supported global & local charities, including the International Red Cross/Red Crescent & the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 relief funds. Additionally, we support the American Heart Association through partnerships in cities like Austin and Washington D.C. All of these initiatives are part of our commitment to be proactive, engaged community members.
Donate 8 Programme: Employees are allotted eight hours of paid time off per calendar year during regularly scheduled work hours to volunteer for eligible organisations.
Matching Gifts Programme: We encourage our employees and directors to give back to the community by matching their contributions to eligible charitable organisations through our Matching Gifts Programme. In 2022, we matched approximately $245,000 in employee and director donations to more than 140 philanthropic organisations worldwide.
Our pillars of philanthropic focus and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
Signing of the UK Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to announce that Digital Realty signed the Armed Forces Covenant ('the covenant') for the UK. Doing so we show our support and recognition for what the Armed Forces community and their families contribute to our business and country.