3 Reasons Why Corporate Social Responsibility Rocks [LIST]

Philanthropy is something we truly believe in here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ). Our CEO, Michael, is involved in a number of charities and naturally, so is our company.

The holiday season is upon us and it is important to remember that it is about giving! Giving is necessary in a world filled with so many people in need.

Corporate social responsibility is something that makes the world a better place and naturally makes for better business! The number one argument for corporate social responsibility should be obvious: it’s the right thing to do!¬†At 600 Global we adamantly believe in the importance of helping those who are less fortunate.

But, if that’s not enough to convince you why your company should give back, here are 3 more reasons…

1. Employee Engagement

Employees love to work for a company that helps others. It becomes a team effort to improve the community and brings everybody in on the cause! When 600 Global took part in the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Benefitting Operation Smile, employees were excited to take part in such an awesome event with their coworkers. Our team is proud of the work that we do and the charitable events that we take part in, which keeps everybody engaged and excited to be part a company that cares about the community!

2.  Public Image

Giving back to the community is beneficial to everybody. People in need receive better care and attention and it helps society in looking after one another. Companies that take part in these charitable activities are more favorable to consumers than those who do not. Customers feel better about giving their business to a company that actually demonstrates a dedication to philanthropic ideas because they trust and believe in that company’s image.

3. Better Applicants

The benefits of corporate social responsibility do not only resonate with consumers and existing employees, but job-hunters take notice as well. Companies that have a positive public image and perform philanthropic actions also attract likeminded, hardworking, engaged, and valuable applicants. This is because the company is seen as a business that takes care of everybody – the planet, the customers, and the employees.

We have the best employees on earth and that is because, when applying and interviewing, they truly wanted to work here because of our culture. Applicants with a desire to work hard and become part of a team that cares are more enticed to work for a company that matches their ambitions.

We sincerely hope that you’ll join 600 Global in giving back during this holiday season. Share with us in the comments some of the ways that you support your own community!

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3 Reasons Why Corporate Social Responsibility Rocks [LIST]

600 Global CEO on the Importance of Philanthropy [INSIGHT]

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Corporate social responsibility is one of the many admirable traits possessed by 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ). We were lucky enough to speak with CEO Michael Sessions about philanthropy and his stance on giving back to the community.

Recently, Michael donated to a fundraiser that serves a community in the Dominican Republic. He made the decision to sponsor a hole in the foundation’s golf tournament, which was held in order to raise money for a community center in Hoyo Oscuro, Dominican Republic that serves 98 families or roughly 580 people.Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 4.51.33 PM

“The foundation is set up to support a community in the DR. The goal is to raise enough money so that, over time, the village can be self-sufficient and will not have to rely on donors. It was really great to help out such an awesome cause.”

Michael is no stranger to philanthropy — the 600 Global team has worked with the Red Cross, Autism Speaks, and has even raised close to $15,000 for Operation Smile over their 18 years of business. Although, he doesn’t think that you need money to be able to help others.

“We try to help out whenever we get the chance! If I can play golf and give $1,000 to a charity that is helping families in need, that’s wonderful.

But you do not need to be wealthy to give. Volunteering time is extremely valuable and it is always appreciated by these organizations and you don’t need any money to do that.

My wife and I spend time at a place called UMOM, which is the largest shelter in Arizona for battered and homeless women and their children. We go down there and help give out food and wash dishes.”

The selfless acts of these organizations are something that Michael enjoys taking part in. 600 Global has worked with several organizations to volunteer and donate, so we asked Michael about his favorite philanthropic interest. It is no surprise that he is most interested in helping children in need, especially since he has three of his own.Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 4.47.09 PM

“I like organizations that help children who can’t defend themselves or care for themselves yet. They need the most help. These kids don’t really have a voice, so working with groups like Operation Smile allows us to have a voice for them. I have three kids, so I definitely feel that it is important to help these children get access to safe care.”

This attitude is an amazing example for other businesses to follow. It is no wonder that 600 Global has been in business for 18 years, especially with a successful, courageous, and socially responsible CEO like Michael.

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600 Global CEO on the Importance of Philanthropy [INSIGHT]