TCS Employees Volunteer 2.8 Million Hours, Setting New Standards for Corporate Volunteering
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Employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) volunteered 2.8 million hours during the company’s most recent fiscal year under HOPE (Hours of Purpose by Employees), a TCS volunteering initiative to create positive societal impact. As a result of this employee commitment to giving back to society, TCS estimates that these efforts benefited over 1.25 million people in fiscal year 2023 alone. The driving force behind the campaign was a vision to become the world’s foremost organization for volunteerism.
To make getting involved with purpose projects easy and convenient for employees, TCS created opportunities across a spectrum of in-person / virtual, individual / team, TCS-led / nonprofit-led / do-it-yourself efforts and aligned all its purpose projects with the 17 U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Over 150K TCS employees volunteered to address causes they were most passionate about, including climate action, biodiversity, circular economies, health, mental wellness, donations of food / necessities / blood, environmental clean-up drives, mentoring and literacy.
To boost HOPE’s impact, TCS launched its #millionhoursofpurpose campaign in Q4, as a collective effort by TCS employees across the globe to volunteer one million hours in the company’s fourth quarter, between 1 January 2023 and 31 March 2023. TCS employees surpassed the goal significantly, volunteering over two million hours in the company’s fourth quarter alone. Employees found meaning in their efforts and saw its positive impact on end beneficiaries, having given time to thoughtfully crafted purpose projects such as Food for HOPE, One Seed at a Time, Clothing for a Cause, A Book for HOPE, Toys for Joy, HOPE for Seniors and more.
“HOPE combines the Tata Group’s ethos of community-first and TCS’ vibrant culture of service. TCSers recognized the impact that they can create through their everyday actions, as HOPE galvanized their innate passion and sense of purpose,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Chief Social Responsibility Officer at TCS.