Corporate Social Responsibility
We recognize that we are responsible for the impact our actions have on the environment, our communities, and society. That’s why we engage in ethical and transparent behavior that adheres to the following principles:
- Support and respect the protection of Labour and Human Rights
- Promote equality and elimination of discrimination in the workplace
- Take responsibility for all environmental impacts of our business
- Adhere to ethical business practices and ensure principles are upheld by our employees and partners
We believe in
The power of education to transform lives
It's no coincidence that we shifted our focus to education in 2008. For us, education is the key to opportunity, innovation, and improvement. That’s why we
choose to support organizations that work to provide education to those who cannot access it and need it most. These are just a few.
University of Toronto Teaching and Learning Support
We are proud to support key teaching and learning initiatives at the University of Toronto. Specifically, we sponsor their course evaluation institute.
Goucher prison education partnership
Education is the most effective way to reduce recidivism. That’s why we sponsor the education of a prisoner enrolled in the Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP).
McGill university mba
Established in 2015, we offer this grant to support outstanding students entering the MBA Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill university.
Enhanced opportunities for women
Inclusiveness is not just part of our culture, it is written into our mission. We are proud to work with organizations that support the promotion and growth of
women in the workplace and beyond. These include:
60 million girls
Our developers created an offline version of Fantastic Phonics, an interactive literacy software that was delivered to children living in remote villages in Sierra Leone.
McGill MBA women's
CEO Samer Saab was part of a panel discussion and workshop centered on ‘How to create a better workplace’ at the McGill MBA women’s association.
Le startup weekend
We were an official sponsor of Startup Weekend Femmes Montreal 3.0. Many Explorers also volunteered their time and expertise to participants during the event.
Entrepreneurship is close to our hearts
That’s why we’ve been supporting young entrepreneurs through grants, speaking engagements, and partnerships with higher education institutions and charitable
organizations. Amongst the many coaching and mentoring activities we do, here are a few of the organizations we have supported.
The McGill Dobson cup
We sponsor the Grit Prize at the McGill Dobson Cup - awarded to a team of students who have participated in the final round of the competition.
Fondation Montréal Inc.
We are a silver sponsor of the Fondation Montréal Inc. Members of our leadership team mentor up and coming entrepreneurs to support them in their aspirations.
In cooperation with the Fondation Montreal inc., Samer Saab is a guest lecturer to students and entrepreneurs at Centech.
Community truly matters
As a team we strive to do our part to ensure that everyone has a place
where they can feel safe, secure, and lead their lives with integrity.
These are some of the organizations that Explorers have supported over the years.
Our actions today determine the quality of tomorrow
We recycle consumables, reduce waste, and practice energy reduction.
We partner with sustainable suppliers or suppliers who share in the sustainability commitment.
Minimum 30% recycled paper
For all our internal needs, although we accomplish most of our tasks in a paperless environment.
Work environment flexibility
We offer flexible hours, telecommuting, and/or a compressed work week. We also utilize teleconference, video conference, WebEx and/or GoToMeetings.
Subsidization of public transportation
For all employees who take public transit. We also subsidize membership to the bicycle sharing system, BIXI Montreal.
Green supplies, products, and materials
We only purchase supplies that are recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from 30%-100% post-consumer recycled materials.
Ecological and green design
The promotional items we bring to tradeshows are ‘green’ like USBs instead of paper documents, tote bags made from recyclable material, and biodegradable pens made of corn.
Environmental criteria and standards
When making purchasing decisions we use eco-friendly courier packaging/shipping materials that include post-consumer waste recycled materials that are recyclable.
The software and documentation we sell are delivered in an electronic format. We also utilize electronic communications and transfer of documents including e-mail, eFax, and PDF.
A commitment that ensures that every action that Explorance (or any of its employees) takes is a green action.
An equivalent experience for everyone - period
We truly believe that accessibility is a social responsibility. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that the products we build always provide access to the broadest possible audience.
Not only are we legally compliant (ADA Section 508 & WCAG 2.1(AA)) we provide an equivalent experience for everyone no matter who they are or what disability or impairment they may have.