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MGM celebrating 10 years of dedication to sustainability

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To mark a decade of commitment to sustainability, MGM has released a compilation of achievements over the years, including updates to our employee, community, SME, culture and environment programs throughout 2017. We welcome you to explore more by clicking here.

Find out more about MGM and their monthly Sustainability Newsletter here.

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Employee Volunteering

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Have you heard about employee volunteering?  Have you considered initiating a volunteer program in your organization?

Employee volunteering is when companies let their people take on voluntary tasks in communities that result in leaving a positive and lasting impact. It is not a new concept, in fact, more and more companies are recognising the value of what their people can give back – as it is true that employees are what makes the company and are the ones who deliver what they stand for. Volunteering is also a very effective and powerful form for businesses to invest in their staff as well as local communities, since it can be credited to the company’s enacted social responsibility.

Benefits of Employee Volunteering include the development and enhancement of employees’ professional and leadership skills. In bullet points this means:

  • Employee development
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Improved communication
  • Building brand awareness
  • Improved employee retention
  • Providing subject matter for corporate content creation

The three core benefits to a company with employees who volunteer are (1) Improved Employee Engagement, (2) Strong Recruitment of Younger Employees, and (3) Improved Corporate Visibility. Learn more about each benefit on Fronstream’s blog.

Visit employee volunteering for more information and see some examples here.

 

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The business case for sustainability and social responsibility: employees in the spotlight

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Today there is an undoubtedly a strong business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This social responsibility includes the management of the relationship between social responsibility programmes and employees.

Companies whose employees are fully invested in and engaged with their programme are witnessing increases in employee productivity traceable to deeper kinship with customers and strengthened loyalty. Along with increased satisfaction, this relationship can decrease turnover, attract best talent, and subsequently have a positive impact on earnings and overall business success in the long term.

Companies that have corporate social responsibility programmes are also very attractive to younger generations. For example, in research conducted by Salt, Generation Z actually “expects their employers to make money by including social and environmental factors in their business decisions.”

Remember that employees are an important stakeholder and should also benefit from your sustainability programme. If they are benefiting, then you will certainly have a very strong business case for sustainability.

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