34Sage CSR Report 08 - SageSage The end of a year, the start of a new challenge Pride in what we do " Corporate Social Responsibility isn't just about giving money away ... it's about doing the right things in the right way, all the time, so that being responsible is a way of life." Engaging our people "... responsibility starts at home, right here with our people ... If our people are happy and looked after, they'll deliver a great experience for our customers." Learning curves and roads of development " We continue to work with and listen to our people to nurture their talent, skills and knowledge and empower them to put them to good use." Complete customer focus "... we'll act responsibly and do all we can to look after them ... we're committed to doing the best we can for them." Suppliers, service providers and suggestions "... we need a little help from our suppliers and service providers ... so we have a responsibility to all our stakeholders to get our supplier relationships right." Community commitment "... it's our duty to give back to the communities surrounding us. They're full of our people, customers, suppliers and their families." Charitable contributions " To us ... there's a lot more to giving than simply issuing giant sized cheques." Getting ' greener' " We're not a supermarket generating tonnes of plastic, but ... there are lots of ways in which we can reduce our carbon ' cost'."
SageSage CSR Report 08 - Sage " If money time and effort was no object what would you do to make Sage a truly responsible business" 35 " I don't think it's always about money, it's about time and effort and the single biggest thing we can collectively do is to use our will and endeavour as people who care, we care about Sage, we care about our colleagues, we care about our customers, we care about being responsible, and if we were to put every ounce of spare effort we have into thinking about CSR I think we can make a massive difference to the communities in which we live and work, the education sector and our responsibilities to our customers and suppliers. Years ago people were thinking of CSR as something different, I don't think that's the case now, CSR and business are completely interlinked" Paul Stobart, MD Sage ( UK) Limited.