Stronger in cooperation
When it comes to supporting our local communities, working together with other organisations has a much bigger impact than working alone. The committed engagement of our employees is also key.
We engage in partnerships, local investments, sponsorships, and other projects that have a positive impact on society and environment.
SDG Target 17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
SDG Target 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
SHE Community’s primary goal is to close the pay gap between men and women. One of their main activities is hosting the SHE Conference, an annual event focusing on gender diversity. Every year they also release the SHE Index, which measures how various companies are doing related to equality and diversity.
Visma has been a proud partner of SHE since 2019. At SHE Conference, we are present every year with materials and workshops, for example moderating discussions around the best ways to create more gender balance and diversity in technology.
Equality Check provides a platform where employees can leave anonymous reviews about their employers’ equality, workplace culture, and more. Where in some cases people might not feel comfortable stating their opinion, the platform promotes greater transparency and accountability.
High performing organisations gain by being seen as a more attractive employer. Job seekers benefit by being able to see how different companies compare in the areas that matter to them.
With a strong belief in data-driven approaches, Visma co-funded this project and is a founding partner.
Women in Tech SE
Women in Tech Sweden is the largest Nordic event for women in the tech industry. They work to attract more women to tech by providing a network of peers and showcasing women leaders and experts in different fields. They also ensure that women already in the industry have the competences and development opportunities they need to succeed.
Visma has been a supporting partner of Women in Tech since 2020. We share anecdotes and best practices on the work we do and decisions we make, acting as a role model for women in the tech industry.
Mimmit Koodaa is a Finnish organisation that means “Women Coding”. They work to improve gender equality in the Finnish software industry by chipping away at the stigma that only men should code. Their association supports over 6 000 women and 600 software companies.
Their main program is offering free coding workshops to women who are interested in learning. Visma is a proud partner of Mimmit Koodaa as we believe that together we can increase gender balance in the tech industry.
Promoting health and sportsmanship
Being proactive, inspiring future leaders, forging new friendships: These are the principles that drive our business and that we express through our community initiatives and sponsorships.
Team Jumbo-Visma Academy
Team Jumbo-Visma, the world-class cycling team that Visma co-sponsors, has a program to encourage young people to be more active through cycling. Team Jumbo-Visma Academy runs clinics at Dutch secondary schools and works with local associations to improve their operations and attractiveness to young cycling talents.
The program is a direct response to rising rates of obesity in the Netherlands, while also giving opportunities to those considering cycling at a competitive level. Team Jumbo-Visma’s CEO Richard Plugge summarises: “We want to create a sustainable cycling program which inspires people to exercise more and which helps talents develop on their way to the top. This way we contribute to a healthier and more active society”.