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Responsibility

Championing responsibility

Outerwall is committed to doing business responsibly. We understand our actions impact others, including our retailers, suppliers, customers, employees and communities we serve. We will keep pushing boundaries and exploring new possibilities for Outerwall, and we remain committed to growing the company true to our core values.

Learn more about our approach to corporate responsibility in the video or in our latest CSR Report.

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Along the Outerwall: CSR Perspectives

Mile for mile: The Outerwall team cycles for a good cause

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Emily Hanning

In May we celebrated National Bike Month by challenging our employees to reduce their carbon footprint, improve wellness, and – new this year – give back to cycling-related nonprofits. The challenge is our call to action for everyone on the Outerwall team. It’s a call to get fit, be eco-conscious and give back.

Thanks to the suggestion of our senior hardware engineer, Paul Graham, who is an avid cyclist, we tested a new approach to bike to work month this year. Based on the success of our Season of Sharing walkathon, where we made a donation to GlobalGiving for each employee who had volunteered and walked at least 3,000 steps per day that month, Paul suggested we make donations for the miles commuted by bike.  [More]


Mobilizing talent: Outerwall joins the pro bono and skills-based movement

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Lily Osborne

I became fascinated and deeply inspired by the idea of business professionals volunteering their skills to support nonprofits while working at Taproot Foundation several years ago as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I loved contributing to cross-sector collaboration, and the opportunity to bring nonprofits highly skilled talent for free.

How valuable is it for a nonprofit to have a volunteer who can configure a donor database, perform a SWOT analysis or develop a marketing plan pro bono? According to a report from True Impact, the value of skilled volunteer support for general operations, technology and professional services can be 500% greater than the value of traditional volunteering. In addition, professionals from both sectors gain an opportunity to expand their networks, develop soft-skills, and for nonprofits, potentially new board members or donors.  [More]


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Three simple ways to reduce your energy use

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Outerwall

Did you know the energy used by our kiosks remains the company’s largest environmental impact? This energy doesn’t factor in to our greenhouse gas emissions, so we have a separate goal to reduce our kiosks’ energy use.

Our goal is to reduce the average energy used by each kiosk by 15 percent by 2015, compared to a 2010 baseline. And we’re starting to move in the right direction, as we saw a 1 percent reduction in 2013, compared to 2010.  [More]


Carbon footprint:
More efficient Redbox routing means less waste Learn more
 
Employee volunteerism:
Creating community where we live and work Learn more
 
Culture change:
Embedding Corporate Shared Value in Outerwall's values Learn more
 
Leadership diversity:
Our differences make the difference Learn more
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