Take care and take responsibility
At Itility we do that, not just for the solutions we deliver but also for our environment and the people around us. No empty promises. At Itility we deliver. That is why we committed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by signing the SDG charter: a list of 17 sustainable goals to pursue within our working environment. Learn more about the initiatives that act upon these goals below.
Jonathan about responsibility at Itility
“If you want to see a change in the world, do not just dream about a better world; act to create it.”
Share and care
We care about our carbon footprint. So we work with Amber, a shared-mobility service, to replace our short trips in leased fossil-fuel cars with trips in shared electric cars.
Educate the future
We care about our technical future, about ‘delivering’ the next generation of digital twins. So we work closely with TU/e, taking part in student projects such as electric motor STORM and solar car Stella Vie and delivering data science lectures to students.
Quality education, unfortunately, is not accessible for everyone. Cadena de Talentos is an organization that invests in young, disadvantaged talents in the age between 15 to 20 from Lima (Peru). Itility sponsors these talents by paying for their education, equipping them with the tools required to improve the quality of life for themselves and the people around them. Our first student is Alexander Cruz Quintana, who will go to the University of Federico Villarreal to become a veterinarian.
We support Hope Foundation India, a private foundation that has established a home for children from the slums. We visited Dehra Dun, India, to install computers bought for the home. Each year we organize a Christmas fundraiser to make needed purchases for the home; such as an intercom/security system, a garage for the school bus, and a kitchen renovation. In addition, we sponsor Priyanka and Deepak, a brother and sister who receive shelter and education in Hope Home.
By providing free lunch at the Namuna Janasewa school in Nepal, children are ensured with one good meal a day. This not only motivates them to attend school, but also helps them concentrate better. Additionally, this unburdens the parents so they can build toward a better future for their families. In the long run, the children can build a better life for themselves and their family through education. Extra funds are used for cookware and visits from a doctor for checkups and providing information on healthy nutrition.
Furthermore, we teach the children of our Itilians and customers how to code using BBC Micro:bit. Because code is not only important within ‘our’ world. It’s everywhere. From automatic street lighting and apps that can turn on the heat at home, to small color-changing LED lights. All technology is powered by code.
“Never stop asking, keep looking
for ways to go beyond.”
Value the elderly
We care about the generations before us, who made it possible for us to study, grow, and learn. So, twice a year, we team up with ‘De Zonnebloem’ to share a dinner with 50 seniors, giving everyone a chance to talk, listen, connect, and learn.
We care about people who care about good causes. So we have the ‘donate-double’ rule: whenever an Itilian donates to a cause he or she cares about, one of our board members donates the same amount. Itility then matches the total amount. Some examples are the training of seeing-eye dogs, and Peter Kuijpers in his Stelvio for Life run, to raise funds to improve the delivery of personalized cancer treatment.