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SYKES Wins Stevie® for Corporate Social Responsibility

SYKES Wins Stevie® for Corporate Social Responsibility

SYKES was recently awarded a Silver Stevie® at the 16th Annual International Business Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program of the Year in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central & South America.

Our CSR initiatives are designed to enhance our employee experience and support the broader community. Here are some results from the past year of our CSR programs in Latin America:

  • SYKES English Academy: 1,515 students graduated from the program, adding to the 10,000 who have graduated since its launch in 2007.
  • Employee Health & Wellness: We maintain on-site medical services available to all SYKES LATAM employees during work hours and logged 35,672 appointments in 2018.
  • Volunteer Star: 1,828 employees contributed more than 8,000 hours to improve our communities.
  • Leadership Evaluation & Advancement Program: 787 employees completed 20,968 hours of career training in 2018.
  • SYKES Tech Academy: 1,417 students graduated and 99 SYKES employees were promoted after completing the course.
  • Interactive English: 535 employees have donated more than 5,444 volunteering hours, impacting 188 rural schools and more than 2,284 students.
  • SYKES Women in Technology: Enrollment has increased from 23% to 40% in just two years.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide — public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small — are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.

A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including: Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.