Corporate Social Responsibility
Our world better
Whether supporting humanitarian relief, social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic or managing flood defences, our team delivers results that make a real difference to people’s lives. Our motivation is rooted in our desire to help users realise the power of their data to make better decisions that benefit us all – from enabling the emergency services response, to ensuring the safe supply of water and gas.
We know that, together, we can make our world better. That’s why we’re pleased to support our people who each year volunteer their time, energy and skills for global good causes. The Missing Maps Project, which aims to map the most crisis-prone parts of the world, and the humanitarian mapping charity, MapAction are two organisations that are particularly close to our hearts. We’re also enthusiastic fundraisers and regularly participate in Sport Relief and Christmas jumper day. More recently, our team raised money to mark 72 years of the NHS.
As a business born and bred in Cambridge, we also want to give something back to our community. Organising head office events in partnership with local businesses and entrepreneurs is just one example of our commitment to our home city.
Our raised funds have gone to charities such as Cancer Council, Red Nose Day, Save the Children, The Trussell Trust, MapAction, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam, Age UK, Philippines Typhoon Appeal, WinterComfort and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the world.
We're involved in running events for volunteers to help map the Mamou Region in Guinea. Our efforts are currently supporting the Guinea Red Cross (GRC) develop integrated, high-quality development programmes in the region.
Missing Maps can help directly improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people and we're delighted to be involved in supporting this excellent project.
We hold Missing Maps events every month so no matter whether you’re an experienced Humanitarian Mapper or have never done anything like this before, come along to learn more about OpenStreetMap, GIS and the Missing Maps project.
Follow us on Twitter to find out when future events are coming up.
Climate neutral website
Our website is climate neutral: www.climatepartner.com/16417-2104-1001
Websites are climate neutral if the CO2 emissions generated have been calculated and offset. Surfing the internet produces CO2 emissions, primarily due to the power consumption of the servers, during data transmission and through the end devices of the users. Based on our monthly page views, we have calculated the CO2 emissions caused by our website together with ClimatePartner https://www.climatepartner.com and offset them via a certified climate action project.
At www.climatepartner.com/16417-2104-1001 you can see transparently how many CO2 emissions were caused by our website and which project we support. It is ClimatePartner's exclusive climate action project at the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo: a small run-of-river power plant supplies households and businesses with electricity, enabling economic development and also replacing charcoal from the national park as the main source of energy. This preserves valuable habitat, not only for some of the last free-living mountain gorillas. Read more about the project www.climatepartner.com/1072
The Woodland Trust are the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity. They have 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 woods of their own. Their aim is to plant, restore and protect out trees and woodlands.
Capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere is vital in the fight against climate change. Our woodlands absorb and lock-up tonnes of carbon each year in trees, shrubs and soils. We want to help protect and extend these carbon stores to ensure they can continue to absorb carbon emissions and provide a safe haven for nature in the future.
That’s why at the start of 2019 we decided to give 10% of all UK and Ireland flights in 20/21 to the Woodland Trust to help mitigate the impact of our business activity.
Click here to find out more.
A few photos from some of our teams activities:
Iain Brackenridge, 1Spatial USA employee, running the London Marathon to raise money for MapAction
We donated surplus teddy bears to a number of charities
Bake off competition to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Supplies collated by 1Spatial staff going to help the homeless at Jimmy's Homeless Shelter in Cambridgeshire, UK.
Bake off competition for Macmillan Cancer Support's annual coffee morning.
As a company, we believe in corporate citizenship; in making our world better. However, it is our people that make the real difference, volunteering their time, energy and skills in support of good causes. If you would like to learn more about working at 1Spatial, take a look at our careers page.Join 1Spatial