Corporate Social Responsibility
Whether it’s in response to humanitarian crises or as part of creating a global, sustainable environment – we strive to combine our people power, our technology and global reach to make a tangible contribution to society.
Our humanitarian aid work
At times of humanitarian need, we provide crucial emergency telecommunications to assist aid organizations and the victims they serve. We also help reunite displaced families and facilitate post-disaster rehabilitation by supporting fundraising activities.
Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF)
PCCW Global helps to provide emergency telecoms as a Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) corporate partner. For more than 10 years, TSF has played a crucial role in supporting rescue efforts by deploying telecoms centres to relieve war or other disaster-hit locations.
By establishing emergency communications swiftly, TSF makes the difference between life and death in often dangerous conditions. The organization also helps unite displaced families by sponsoring free calls to anywhere in the world, so that civilians in desperate need are able to reach loved ones.
As an organisation, we’re proud to be a corporate partner to TSF and will continue to provide the support it needs in aiding people displaced by war and disaster.
TSF Humanitarian calling operations restoring family links in the area of Laprak after the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015
TSF Humanitarian calling operations for Malian refugees in the Ferrerio camp, north Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in July 2012
TSF Calling Operation after cyclone in Madagascar in February 2012
TSF Humanitarian calling operation on the Libyan border during unrest in February & March 2011
TSF Humanitarian calling operation on earthquake and tsunami-shaken Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, in October 2010
TSF Humanitarian calling operation in Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010
To find more information on Telecomes Sans Frontieres, visit www.tsfi.org
Sichuan Earthquake Relief
An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Sichuan, China in May 2008, killing more than 68,000 people. The disaster disrupted power, causing severe telecoms congestion – an outage that seriously hampered relief efforts. We contributed satellite phones to the China Red Cross to help facilitate communications for rescue teams.
We also co-operated with Stand TALL, an organization that helps rehabilitate victims physically disabled by the earthquake. We provided an MPLS connection between Sichuan State Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. This enabled medical personnel in Sichuan to receive real-time training or advice from Hong Kong-based physiotherapists and other specialists via high definition video-conferencing links.
To find out more information on StandTALL, visit www.standtallchina.org
Empowering our employees
For us, helping our people to fulfil their potential is vital to what we do. It’s why we provide personal development opportunities that involve travel, job rotation and exposure to international business activities. As an equal opportunities employer, we respect and celebrate a diversity of cultures in an international workplace, as well as among our geographically dispersed office locations and customer base.
We have earned a reputation for developing a global team spirit by engaging our colleagues physically or via the latest technologies and sharing information in a way that highlights our approach to cross-cultural awareness, communications and teamwork.
From a business perspective, we insist on ethical conduct and observe strict corporate governance to ensure all operations are performed with integrity and transparency.
In addition, we’re committed to best environmental practice and adopt sustainable policies and processes designed to reduce harmful impact. A prime example of the company’s contribution to preserving the planet is a high-definition video-conferencing service that provides a “like being in the same room” experience, thereby negating the need to travel any means of transport for business meetings.