Corporate Social Responsibility

With a mission to empower our customers and employees to reach the unreachable, Leaseweb wants to act as a force for good in the community.

Leaseweb is a company that cares about people, the environment, and strives to help those who are facing adversity in their daily lives. We know that meaningful change can only be achieved through fostering an ecosystem where we work hand-in-hand with Non-Governmental Agencies (NGO’s) and charities to help create a better society.

Key focus areas

Sustainability

Leaseweb’s data-centers and office facilities are ecologically conscious and designed to consume as little energy as possible. We recycle all paper and electronic waste, and we have also invested in an energy efficient fleet of vehicles, including bicycles, that contribute to lowering our carbon footprint. Our staff are also incentivized to travel to work by bicycle wherever possible.

Community

We encourage changemakers and support their work to strengthen local communities, to protect and empower children, and to help support initiatives that helps minimize the human impact on the environment. We do this the Leaseweb way, and it starts by fostering a culture of awareness and accountability.

Partnerships

We are committed to partnering with various charities and we encourage our staff to suggest new organizations that could benefit from our help. We also recognize our responsibility to keep the internet a safe place. That’s why we work with many non-profit organizations and partners who monitor and help regulate online content as part of our Community Outreach Program.

Keeping the internet safe

Leaseweb believes strongly in creating a safer internet. We recognize the important role that non-profit organizations who combat cybercrime play in this and we are committed to supporting them. That’s why we launched our Community Outreach Program which supports those groups who monitor, identify and combat sources of spam and (technical) cybercrime around the world. All of the various Leaseweb companies (or “entities”) are part of this program which is helping to keep our network as clean as possible.

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Charities we support

Vereniging Het Verschil

We are sponsors of the annual “Stars and Cars Rally” which raised €80,000 for the charity “Stichting Dream4Kids” in 2015. Organized by the voluntary organization Vereniging Het Verschil, the fun event gives celebrities and others a chance to show off some amazing cars while competing to win a lighthearted race through the countryside. 2015’s beneficiaries Dream4Kids is a group which organizes special days out for youngsters who have suffered various kinds of trauma and aims to reignite their belief that they can really can realize their dreams.

Stichting Hoogvliegers

The “Highflyers Foundation” is a charity which gives sick and handicapped children the chance to be pilots for the day. We are long-time sponsors for the group, contributing not only financial help but also volunteers, catering and entertainment for their annual “Hoogvliegers Day”. This is when children who are incurably ill or who have a handicap are given the chance to see various planes and helicopters up close and then to experience a special and unforgettable adventure: actually flying a plane all by themselves!.

Hulphond

Hulphond Netherlands is a charitable foundation which teaches dogs up to 70 different skills to help people with physical disabilities or therapeutic needs. These are people with severe physical disabilities, epilepsy, trauma as well as children and youngsters with severe behavioral disorders, mental disability or Down's syndrome. Hulphond is also among the leading guide dog schools in the Netherlands. Leaseweb has adopted one of their puppies, Sjakie, which is currently undergoing training before it will start its new life as a dog helper.

Stichting ALS Nederland

The ALS Foundation supports scientific research into the causes, prevention and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and aims to improve the quality of life and care for ALS patients. Leaseweb provides free hosting for their website which not only ties-in with their advertising campaigns but also offers a communication platform for ALS patients, their family, friends and others. ALS is a relatively small charity and therefore free hosting can make a big difference to their operations.

Right to play

The global charity Right To Play aims to use all kinds of play to educate and empower children all around the world. By playing sports and games, children can learn important skills which will help them succeed in life. We support the charity by sponsoring employees to participate in fundraising events like the Right To Play sports quiz held in Amsterdam in cooperation with NOC*NSF, the main organization for organized sports in The Netherlands.