Corporate Social Responsibility Policy


Social and environmental responsibility as a business is essential and is increasingly demanded by customers, investors, regulators, and employees. More importantly, it aligns with VSHN values, and we see it as a need to do our part for a better world. By implementing a CSR policy, we can guide our actions and foster our reputation, contribute positively to society, and mitigate risks associated with unethical practices.

As we are an organization with distributed responsibilities and leadership, we encourage all VSHNeers to bring forward and drive initiatives and suggestions for improvement, raise possible objections in decision-making and to ongoing activities that fall within the scope of this policy, adhere personally to this policy, and actively contribute to its further development.

Environmental Sustainability

We recognize the importance of environmental sustainability and strive to minimizing our impact on the environment. To achieve this, we will:

  • Comply with all relevant environmental laws, regulations, and standards.

  • Continuously seek opportunities to reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize pollution in our operations.

  • Promote the implementation of energy-efficient practices, optimisation and reduction of IT processes that consume energy unnecessarily.

  • Encourage responsible sourcing and procurement practices to minimize environmental harm.

For example see VSHN Values.

Community Engagement

We are committed to being active and responsible members of the communities where we operate. To fulfill this commitment, we will:

  • Support local community initiatives, charities, and organizations through financial contributions, volunteer efforts, and in-kind donations.

  • Support open source software projects through contributions and financing.

  • Seek partnerships to address community needs and promote sustainable development.

  • Encourage our employees to volunteer their time and skills to support community projects and charitable causes.

For example see: Allowance for Public Service.

Ethical Business Practices

Integrity and ethical conduct are fundamental to our business. We pledge to:

  • Conduct all business activities with honesty, integrity, and transparency, adhering to the highest ethical standards.

  • Respect the rights and dignity of all individuals, including employees, customers, suppliers, and community members.

  • Uphold fair labor practices and ensure a safe, inclusive, and respectful work environment for all employees.

  • Prohibit discrimination, harassment, and exploitation in any form and actively promote diversity and inclusion.

Stakeholder Engagement

We recognize the importance of engaging with our stakeholders and listening to their perspectives. To facilitate meaningful dialogue and collaboration, we will:

  • Maintain open channels of communication with our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and community members.

  • Seek feedback from stakeholders on our CSR initiatives and performance and integrate their input into our decision-making processes.

  • Provide transparent reporting on our CSR activities, achievements, and challenges, and strive for continuous improvement.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continuously improving our CSR performance and making a positive impact on society and the environment. To achieve this, we will:

  • Regularly assess and review our CSR policies and practices to identify areas for improvement.

  • Embrace innovation and best practices in CSR to drive positive change and create long-term value for all stakeholders.

Continuous improvement is in the DNA of our learning, agile Organization, in Governance and in Operations.