Sustainability is something that affects every one of us. We have taken different steps for more sustainability in the Tech-world. There are various angles on this, from supporting NGOs in their digital transformation to ultimately increase their social impact and supporting women in the tech industry to fostering sustainable growth and innovation. Naturally, we cannot support efforts in every area of sustainability. Therefore, as a global company, we have chosen targeted, specific goals that will help us develop a whole approach to ultimately have a positive impact on our environment.
Sustainability at AVS
Our Thoughts and Goals
“As a company, transparency and openness have always driven our client engagement strategies. We believe these sustainability goals and measurable, long-term, and explicit metrics should be reported in the same spirit that has guided our client engagements and outcomes.”
Yuanming Chu, President and Founder | AVS
Our Commitments to 4 UN Sustainability Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals, also called Global Goals, are an initiative by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. As a company, we also want to make our contribution. Because we believe that every piece of the puzzle counts. For us, naturally, SDG 5 – Gender Equality is at our focus centre, but also SDG 8, 9 and 17 are missions we can and want to support within the scope of our possibilities.
The fight for gender equality is all around us. Also, in the Tech industry only, around 25% of jobs are currently held by women, which is particularly bad, as it is one of the highest paying industries in the world.
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
We foster innovation within the Tech Industry by developing sustainable services and new products for our clients.
Partnerships For The Goals
Through partnerships such as User-Group creations with NGOs and being a proud partner of Women in Manufacturing or Women in Dynamics, we are committed to reaching our targets.
Part of Achieving the goals we have set ourselves with regard to SDG 5 we ….
Women in Manufacturing Association
…became a partner of the Women in Manufacturing Association. This marks another step to foster Gender-Equality in the STEM World, to support diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing sector.
Women in Dynamics Partner Pledge
… signed the Women in Dynamics Partner Pledge. To support the international Dynamics Community to become more gender equal.
… achieved the national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBEC-Metro NY, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
IT Time Podcast
IT Time is a podcast focusing on various topics from women in tech to social impact and emerging trends in the technology industry. Our first season we dedicated solely to women in the Tech industry. Discussed their stories, career paths and actions to support women in STEM.
Microsoft NGO Tour 2022
Digitalization is all around us and has proven critical to companies and organizations across industries and sectors. As companies have maximized their efficiency, productivity, and processes, NGOs and NPOs can use digitalization to increase their efficiency and ultimately increase their social impact. Learn more about our efforts in the NGO sector in this article.
Read Our Sustainability Reports
As a company, we believe that these actions come hand in hand with measurable, long-term, and explicit goals while ensuring transparency and openness. Thus, when committing to a more sustainable approach in our company, there was no question but to publish a half-yearly sustainability report. In these reports, we openly highlight our achievements but are equally transparent about improvement points. Becoming a sustainable company from different angles is progress, we are aware will take time and effort. This progress our company has done regarding our sustainable efforts is published in the reports below.