LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the launch of its Global Citizenship program that aims to support charitable organizations that are building resilience in communities.
Global Citizenship formalizes the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and encourages all Mimecast employees to actively participate in initiatives that provide security and empowerment opportunities in their surrounding populations and environments.
“Through Global Citizenship, we aim to support health and human services, education, and community non-profits that advance our mission to build resilience in the communities in which we work and live,” said Andrea Forsht, Director Employee Engagement, Mimecast.
Mimecast’s Global Citizenship is made up of three pillars, the ‘Mimecast Charitable Fund’, ‘Matching Gift Program’ and ‘Volunteer Leave’.
The Mimecast Charitable Fund, which is a company fund launched in partnership with The Boston Foundation, supports non-profit organizations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
This initiative furthers a successful pilot program in South Africa where Mimecast works with Human Doings and iSchool Africa. The program is aimed at improving the numeracy skills of students at Emfundisweni Primary School in Johannesburg. The project improves the learning environment through access to iPads and digital education technology.
“Mimecast is committed to the development of STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and this project is helping to grow these skills from foundation phase,” says Forsht.
In addition to the iPad program, Mimecast South Africa has several other initiatives that form its CSR program. Mimecast-sponsored ‘fun days’ create opportunities for employees to volunteer and spend time with children outside of the classroom. A partnership with the The Tomorrow Trust, provides for a smaller group of Emfundisweni learners to participate in weekend and holiday programs. Additionally, Mimecast sponsored a Mobile Clinic where a nurse, an optometrist and an oral hygienist visited Emfundisweni Primary School to deliver preventative healthcare services.
Global Mimecast employees nominated organizations that the company could support with larger donations and deeper engagement, in addition to South Africa’s already successful program:
Beyond the structured Mimecast Charitable Fund, Mimecast will assist employees in supporting initiatives that they support in their personal capacity. Mimecast will match independent employee charitable donations and offer up to five additional days of paid time off each year, for individual service volunteer work.
“We understand that there are unsung heroes building resilience in the communities around them, who are under resourced and ill-equipped. While we are focused on cyber resilience day-to-day, our hope is that these projects will help to build more long-standing resilience in our communities,” added Forsht.
Mimecast (NASDAQ: MIME) makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.
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