An Tánaiste launches new online CSR platform created by the American Chamber of Commerce

  • Release Date: 06/11/2017
AmCham4Impact Launch



Monday 6 November
– Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald today attended the launch of a new online Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform created by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.
 
The Tánaiste was joined at the event by a number of Irish based US EMEA companies including Dropbox, Accenture, Intel and representatives from the American Chamber to launch the new platform at the offices of Workday in Dublin.
 
The platform aims to highlight the CSR work being carried out around the country and to promote best practice and knowledge-sharing in this space. It also contains an innovative social impact activity wall that allows American Chamber member companies to showcase in real time a whole range of innovative social impact programmes as well as testimonials from companies and their Irish charity partners. Companies can access the portal on the www.Amcham.ie/socialimpact website and also using the hashtag #AmCham4Impact.

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD said: “I want to congratulate the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland on their new online CSR platform which will showcase the valuable contribution social impact programmes make to improving lives across Ireland. 
 
Recently, I set out the Government’s National Plan on CSR encouraging organisations to put responsible business practice at the heart of their business strategy.   It is now important we move ahead and promote more collaboration among enterprises to fulfil our ambition to make Ireland a global centre of excellence for CSR.
 
I welcome the thought leadership provided by the American Chamber membership in this space with initiative like this. It helps to build a more inclusive Ireland; to make Ireland a better place in which to do business, and benefit local communities and the environment.”  

 
Mark Redmond, American Chamber CEO said:
 
“Using this platform, Chamber members will be able to highlight their Social Impact and CSR programmes to broaden awareness of action and impact. Many Chamber members already play a crucial role in this area, from the STEM programmes in schools right through to supporting training schemes, and promoting upskilling and access back into the workforce. This platform is the next step on the pathway to more collaboration.”
According to research carried out by the Chamber last year, over 7,300 community projects are supported by US companies in Ireland.
 
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Media Contact:
 
Conor Neylan | Communications Manager
American Chamber of Commerce Ireland
Office +353 1 661 6201 | Direct +353 1 661 6635 | Mobile +353 87 754 2475
Email  c.neylan@amcham.ie