Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to our community

Language Connect is a socially responsible business committed to looking after its people, engaging with the local community, promoting environmental sustainability and operating in a fair and transparent manner.

Every component of our CSR strategy is essential in safeguarding the continued success of Language Connect and we work to support people, our community and the environment. We call this Community Connect.

People

Language Connect recognises and values its employees as its most important asset. We are committed to providing staff with a safe and healthy working environment at all times.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, sexual orientation, age or disability. Since diversity is key to our business, we make sure that we take every opportunity to promote and maximise it.

We believe in consulting with all our employees to create and design policies and initiatives that have company-wide impact.

Language Connect also runs an internship programme for language students. If you’re interested in participating in a four-month work placement to learn the ins and outs of the language services industry, find out more.

Community

Language Connect is proud to be a member of the Business Language Champions scheme; helping school children realise the benefits of learning another language by interacting with the local business community. The scheme is part of a wider remit laid out by the Regional Language Network that works to promote language and cultural skills nationwide.

Language Connect was named as the first language services agency in the country to become a Business Language Champion having completed the first in a planned series of school workshops at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Willesden, North-West London.

The interactive workshops focus on promoting different career opportunities in the translation and interpreting services industry to students whose first language is not English.

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Language Connect became a Gold Sponsor for Translators without Borders after sponsoring the development of a translator training centre in Nairobi, Kenya. We are proud to be part of this initiative and furthering humanitarian causes through translation.

Read more about Translators without Borders.

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We are an active sponsoring team on Kiva.org, a non-profit organisation that provides micro-financing loans to individuals and groups globally. We believe that empowering people to help themselves and their communities is one of the best ways to solve worldwide poverty and related issues.

Find out more about the projects we sponsor.

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Environment

Language Connect is committed to operating its business in a sustainable manner by carefully monitoring its impact on the environment and implementing procedures to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate the unnecessary use of natural resources. We have implemented a list of practical steps that can be followed to conserve resources and minimize our consumption on a daily basis. These include recycling waste paper, ensuring that all staff turn their computer monitors off at the end of each day, and recycling used printer cartridges.

We are working with Global Action Plan (GAP), an award-winning charity offering practical solutions to help reduce carbon emissions and reduce our office-based energy consumption.

If you have any questions about Community Connect or would like more information on any of our initiatives, please email us.

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