If you’re familiar with S-Docs, then you know we are in the business of improving. Improving workflows, improving time management, improving communication and more. But what you may not know is that we’re also dedicated to improving our communities and making an impact. It’s because of these commitments that we joined the Pledge 1% movement.
Where document automation meets giving back
You may be asking yourself what a document automation software company like S-Docs has to do with giving back. Therein lies the Pledge 1% story. Founded by Salesforce.org to help leverage technology to give back to local communities, Pledge 1% is now a global movement that advocates for companies to make giving back a part of their corporate culture. The model is simple, companies pledge the equivalent of 1% of their revenue through a combination of equity, employee time, product or profit to their community. According to a recent Forbes article written about the movement, over 8,500 companies in 100 countries are currently participating in Pledge 1%.
Putting S-Docs to work for good
We knew that our team had a desire and capacity to give back and they were looking for a way to make philanthropy a part of our corporate culture. We’ve focused our efforts on giving back to our local communities in a number of ways. Most recently, our Ann Arbor team volunteered their time to serve the homeless at the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC), whose mission is to end homelessness in Washtenaw County.
“One of the many wonderful things I learned from my years at Salesforce was how business can make a positive impact in every community. I’m very proud that we’ve continued that tradition at S-Docs,” said Dan Pejanovic, CEO of S-Docs.
We’re excited to make an impact, whatever way we can. S-Docs team members have also spent time volunteering in local community kitchens, washing dishes from dinner service, where 100+ received meals, and preparing food for the next day. It’s rewarding for our employees and we’re looking forward to continuing to give our time to nonprofits that need it.
The movement towards community and social change
Times are changing, there's no doubt about it. And more and more, customers are gravitating towards brands with a high degree of corporate responsibility. In fact, a Nielson study revealed 55% of global online consumers say they are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. With this in mind, we know that our commitment toward serving our communities not only benefits our employees and corporate culture but also benefits our customers. We’re proud to be a part of Pledge 1% and, if you’re a S-Docs customer, we hope you’re proud too. We wouldn’t be able to participate in a program like this without you.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our commitment to Pledge 1% or want to read more about the movement, you can learn more here.