At Smaply, we deeply care about social responsibility. We do our best to build a sustainable way of working together and thus also create value for our society. We care, we want the world to know our values, and we want to prove our commitment.
You barely find someone from the Smaply team who does not invest their spare time into helping others, either in an informal way, or as part of initiatives, programs, or social organizations. Being socially-oriented personalities, we also bring this spirit into the company.
We are a small and highly ambitious team. We are not perfect, but we want to be transparent about what we do. That’s why here comes an overview of our activities for social engagement and responsibility.
With horror we’re witnessing yet another war in Europe. We are deeply concerned about the war of aggression from Russia against Ukraine. We are standing with Ukraine and offer our support.
This is what we do on a company level, and as individuals:
We have seen our team taking action in other situations before, like helping refugees from Syria and Afghanistan, or taking actions and raising awareness of the climate crisis. We are immensely grateful and proud of all the efforts our team members have made.
Our company values are tenfold and include, amongst others: transparency, respectfulness, and responsibility. These values have been worked out together with the entire Smaply team. We are highly committed to sticking to them, having discussions around them, taking action to follow them, and proving our conviction.
By signing the Global Compact Network, an initiative by the United Nations, our company commits to following 10 principles of corporate sustainability and to meeting responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
It’s not a signature only. Every year, we report on our activities and our progress. That requires us to reflect on the past year, discuss what we did well, and in what areas we can improve.
Here’s our listing*
* please note we’re listed with the company name More than Metrics, the company brand of Smaply
This initiative is to raise appreciation for all members of our society, independent from their gender, age, nationality, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, or physical or intellectual disability.
Signing the Diversity charter acknowledges our awareness on this important topic, and that we are doing our best to support diversity in all its facets.
Signing this Charter is also supposed to highlight our appreciation and support of the #pride movement. We are proud of our team members, partners and friends who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, or empathize with its members.
Part of this is also our recruiting approach: We ask every individual of every color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, and family status to apply for our vacancies. As a result, today we are enormously proud of our our diverse team that really teaches us a lot about other cultures, languages, traditions, realities, mindsets, and much more.
As described in our accessibility statement, we train our team and build our software based on the needs of people with disabilities. Product development and design, feedback and testing, team and hiring culture – we look at all these aspects through the lens of sustainability and are taking measures to be as inclusive as possible. As a SaaS company, we put special attention to digital accessibility to provide inclusive web experiences (#A11Y).
It’s not only the big steps that are meaningful. Also the sum of all the small things have a great impact on our society. These are a few of our everyday contributions for social responsibility:
We’re still a small company and doing our best to contribute to a more tolerant, respectful, appreciative, sustainable communal life. Obviously, there are still many actions for us left in the future and we strive to take them as soon as we can.
We also warmly invite all our stakeholders – team members, customers, users, providers, partners, and friends – to raise our own awareness for any topic if they see the potential for improvement or an opportunity for us to help.
We’ll be grateful for any feedback, tip, or inspiration.