Highest level awarded to Inmarsat for its commitment to the environment, its employees, the community and philanthropic work
At Inmarsat, we are driven by a mission to connect people and organisations around the globe to a better future through our world-leading global, mobile satellite communications services. We are equally driven by our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the way in which we conduct our business, which is why we are honoured to have been awarded a Gold CSR Accreditation.
Achieving CSR Accreditation is a testimony to excellence in social responsibility. It evaluates an organisation’s impact on employees, suppliers, clients, communities and charities in order to award a Bronze, Silver or Gold level accreditation.
“I am delighted that Inmarsat’s commitment to the environment, our employees, our community and to our philanthropic work has resulted in us achieving a Gold Award, the highest accolade available,” said Inmarsat’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Alison Horrocks.
“By positively embedding good social responsibility into our everyday culture at Inmarsat, we are not only making a difference to the customers we connect, we are also safeguarding and improving our world for future generations to come. We know there is much more we can do and we remain committed to continuing to develop and demonstrate our corporate social responsibility on a daily basis.
Satellites for good
Here are just some of the ways in which our satellite communications positively impacts the world around us:
- We protect the lives of 1.65 million seafarers every day through our Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) safety services
- Through our 21 year partnership with UN emergency telecommunications agency, Télécoms Sans Frontières, our satellite connectivity provides a vital lifeline for humanitarian aid
- Our work through the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme has helped to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and bridge the digital divide in emerging and developing economies
- Our leadership in technological innovation is driving digitalisation across multiple industries on land, at sea and in the air to transform operational efficiency, meet regulatory compliance and improve safety.
And we don’t stop on Earth. We are equally committed to acting as a responsible space company and have adopted the highest industry standards for sustainable space operations to ensure that the satellites we launch into geostationary orbit, 36,000km above Earth, are safely deorbited when they reach end of life. As a founding member of the Space Data Association, we also collaborate with other geostationary satellite companies to promote safer space operations, reduce the risk of collisions and ultimately mitigate space debris.
Closer to home, there are many initiatives that we adopt as a business to ensure our global environmental footprint is minimised as much as possible.
Our core set of values also provide a culture of trust and responsibility, and we actively promote learning and development, wellbeing, diversity, inclusion and equality to ensure that Inmarsat is a place where our employees are comfortable to be themselves and bring their whole self into the work place.
Natasha Dillon, Inmarsat Chief People Officer said “This award is great recognition of our inclusive environment and culture where people come to work with a sense of purpose and take pride in talking about Inmarsat with friends and family and engaging positively with our local communities.”
Our encouragement and support also extends to the next generation of space employees through our many Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach programmes, which have a particular focus on girls and young women, and those less privileged. We are also actively involved in supporting military personnel through our Silver-level Armed Forces Covenant.
With an Executive Board that is committed to CSR, we are also proud that Inmarsat CEO Rajeev Suri has been reappointed as Commissioner to the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which has a remit to bring the goal of universal broadband connectivity to the forefront of policy discussions and connect the 49% of the world’s population that still remains unconnected.
To find out more about our CSR work head to our Sustainability section on the website.