Corporate Social Responsibility
As a global player, BICS finds it its obligation to do business in an ethical way while supporting social projects.
At the same time, all three of our shareholders have a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy embedded into their DNA. Further information can be found on their websites:
BICS is supporting the following social projects:
Resto du Coeur. The Resto du Coeur ia French charity, the main activity of which is to distribute food packages and hot meals to the needy. It was founded by the comedian Coluche in 1985.
Poverello. The institution Poverello was created by Jan Vermeire 20 years ago and it is active in the Belgian community with the scope to give support, food and a place to sleep to people in need.
ClinicClowns. Since 1994 the ClinicClowns are active in a number of Belgian hospitals. A team of 17 clowns visits the sick children every day of the week, bringing a moment of distraction and relaxation. Good spirit, games, imagination and creativity are the ingredients that build the strength of Cliniclowns.
Apopo, is a social enterprise that researches, develops and implements detection rats technology for humanitarian purposes such as Mine Action and Tuberculosis detection. APOPO is a Belgian NGO, with headquarters in Tanzania and operations in Mozambique, Thailand, Angola and Cambodia.
Safaricom Foundation. Established in August 2003, is a registered charity funded by Safaricom Limited and the Vodafone Group Foundation. The Foundation provides a formal process for charitable contributions to communities, community groups and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Kenya who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country. The Foundation supports initiatives that provide sustainable solutions to the most pressing social challenges. Its specific focus areas are Education, Health, Economic Empowerment , Environmental Conservation, Arts and Culture, Music and Sports. The Foundation also responds to disasters and humanitarian emergencies. Safaricom Foundation’s strategic directions contribute towards Kenya's development agenda and the Millennium Development Goals.
Close the Gap. An international not-for-profit organisation, recognised as a United Nations DPI NGO, which actively helps to bridge the digital divide. The objective is to assist in improving local knowledge and putting local talent to use by offering cost-efficient IT-solutions to projects in developing countries.
Sister Jeanne Devos Foundation. Sr. Jeanne Devos (born in 1935) has dedicated her life to the rights of children in Mumbai, India since 1965. In 1985, she founded the network National Domestic Workers’ Movement NDWM in Mumbai. Today she is co-coordinator of this growing movement against slavery of women and children in 18 Indian states. As a deputy of the Bishops Conference of India to the United Nations and UNICEF conferences, she fights against child labor, child trafficking, child prostitution, and child soldiers. On her initiative, the NDWM has also done relief work in the areas of India hit by the tsunami of December 2004.