Approach and its staff do not only strive to achieve a safer cyberworld, we also play an active role in society – that’s why we encourage and support initiatives with societal goals. Giving something back to the community means a lot to us.
Approach defends a two-fold Corporate Social Responsibility strategy: helping with social welfare and operating with business ethics (including diminishing our impact on the environment).
Every year, we identify some social projects we want to support through volunteering or sponsorship actions. We also look to be aligned with this philosophy during our day-to-day actions. Some examples of projects that we support:
Promoting the participation of women in the field of cyber security
Women4Cyber is a non-profit European private foundation with the objective to promote, encourage and support the participation of women in the field of cyber security.
They are working to achieve their goals through 6 workstreams:
- 1. Awareness, best practices and female role models
- 2. Tailored training programmes for women
- 3. Women on the cyber security job market
- 4. Women in cyber security R&I, emerging technologies and cyber challenges
- 5. EU and national policies in line with Women4Cyber's messages
- 6. International and national partnerships
Approach strongly believes in gender inclusivity in cyber security and fully supports the missions of Women4Cyber and aims to actively contribute to creating more opportunities for women in cyber security.
Protecting NGOs from cyber-attacks
CyberPeace Builders, an international initiative launched by the CyberPeace Institute, is a volunteering community dedicated to providing free cyber security expertise and support to non-profit organisations.
The CyberPeace Builders initiative resonates with Approach’s own mission to build trust for businesses in the digital world. Our company is glad to support NGOs for and recover from cyber-attacks by donating some of our time and expertise.
Fighting the digital divide by recycling IT equipment.
Link Up is part of “La Route des Défis », a Brussels-based non-profit company. They put beneficiaries (mainly hospitals & schools), donors & institutions in touch with one another and help with collecting/recycling/distributing IT equipment.
Approach supports LinkUp's mission by donating old IT material for recycling and reuse. Once the materials have been assessed and properly wiped, they are donated to schools, hospitals, and given a second life.
Initiatives like LinkUp are a great way to reduce waste and support our community at the same time!
Sharing our expertise by supporting security hospitals challenges during Covid-19
Approach is endorsed as voluntary security service provider for our hospitals to help them face cyber threats and manage cyber incidents during the COVID19 crisis.
Think Pink: Race For The Cure
Help fighting breast cancer
Our employees and their family members have participated in the annual “Race For the Cure” organised by Think Pink Belgium.
Race for the Cure® is the world’s biggest sporting event for women’s health. In Europe, it helps breast cancer organisations and hospitals to collect funds and raise awareness. With 500,000 new diagnoses and 130,000 people who die of breast cancer every year in Europe, these funds are of vital importance.
Supporting good causes
Every year, Approach contributes to the Viva for Life experience, with a donation. And when possible, we join partners challenges – as an example, the one organised by the Axis Parc Team in 2018.
Viva For Life is a Belgian association organising yearly initiatives to support children in need.
Improving ethical business
Approach is a member of SEDEX, one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains. SEDEX provides practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices, and source responsibly.
We will continue to take social welfare actions and act internally with business ethics.