At World Translation A/S, we believe we have a social responsibility. We want to be involved, helping and shaping a healthy society and thriving business community – locally and globally. We want to nurture Danish culture, and we want to create jobs and growth. This is why we support culture in our local community and try to inspire people by organising exciting, informative events, sharing what is in our hearts and minds. And therefore, we have devised this CSR policy.
Caring for our local community culture is important to us because from a socio-economic perspective, a well-cared-for cultural life is a sign of a well-functioning society. Since 2012, we have been a product sponsor for the open-air museum “Den Gamle By” (“The Old Town”), which we believe is a vital part of Aarhus and Denmark’s cultural fabric and history. In addition to this, we also sponsor selected local activities within sports and culture that we have a special relation to. These include the race “Gjern Bakker-løbet” and the German film festival “Tyske Filmdage”.
We want to be a source of inspiration for our colleagues in the business community. Therefore, we willingly act as a sounding board and try to inspire people by organising exciting, informative events, sharing what is in our hearts and minds.
Social responsibility matters to us. For instance, we have been part of a local steering committee with the aim of helping people with disabilities into work. We believe that this is a very important cause and therefore we fully support the initiative to create a more inclusive labour market. We want to create a pleasant and inclusive workplace for our employees – a place with equal opportunities for everybody and room for diversity.
Furthermore, World Translation pays close attention to language education in Denmark. In our global world, it is crucial that there are language graduates working in Danish companies, to ensure that Denmark can continue to exploit its export potential. We are actively engaged in the debate on the development of languages in upper secondary schools and in the retention of language studies at universities. Our aim is to bridge the gap between the students of Aarhus and the business world of eastern Jutland. Through work placement, project work and employing student workers, we provide students with the possibility of getting specific work experience, so the gap from theory to practise will be far smaller when they finish their degrees and enter the business world. At the same time, the students help us to stay up to date on the latest trends and tendencies within the world of communication.
The CSR policy is the foundation on which we carry out our daily work, informing about the activities we initiate or participate in – and these activities do not have to be work related or to do with our services. In short, our CSR policy informs about everything that we do, and we constantly adjust it, to ensure it stays relevant and sound.