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Employee volunteerism: creating community where we live and work

Getting out of our work environments to engage with our communities through service gives us another way to surprise and delight people. It delights Outerwall employees, too, who love to volunteer.

Employee participation in company service projects has grown from 3% in 2010 to 28% in 2012. Our goal is to have a third of all employees volunteering by 2015. This growth was created by encouraging employees to select nonprofits they were passionate about and then getting their coworkers involved by developing a team service project. Employees were able to earn a grant for the nonprofit by volunteering together.

We also provided volunteer opportunities at our office locations, to make it easy for employees to get involved. To make sure employees feel supported and encouraged to volunteer our executives are involved and actively participate.

We introduced Paid Volunteer Time in 2012 to support community service and to encourage teams to volunteer together. Every employee is eligible to be paid for time spent participating in company or team-sponsored volunteer service projects. Full-time employees are eligible for up to eight hours per calendar year.

Learn more about how we support the community in our CSR report.

Highlights from our 2012 CSR Report

CSR video:
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Carbon footprint:
More efficient Redbox routing means less waste
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Culture change:
Embedding Corporate Shared Value in Outerwall's values
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Leadership diversity:
Our differences make the difference
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