QuEST Global

 

QuEST Global finds mention in PWC

About Us : Corporate Citizenship

For QuEST Global Corporate Social Responsibility means doing what is right and caring for the community we live in. Operating with integrity and transparency, strengthening the communities, and improving people's lives through technology has demonstrated QuEST Global's commitment to corporate responsibility. There are three strategic areas of focus for QuEST Global: Environment, Community and Education, each of which provides a framework for the company to demonstrate its commitment. Employees actively participate in the welfare of the local community to make a difference through several initiatives. Our employees are encouraged to volunteer for welfare programs, dedicated to education, community campaigns and green initiatives.

 

 

  • Environment
  • Education
  • Community

Environment

  • A corporate wide initiative that drives holistic development of our environment & business with a vision to make it ecologically sustainable
  • This is a voluntary group, consisting of enthusiastic employees who would like to champion the cause of Green. This group was formed in Feb 2010, and have been driving many green initiatives
  • This group was an active participant of Bangalore Bus Day (Feb 2010) and also organized Earth Hour across all global locations of QuEST. Earth Hour was observed across all QuEST locations on March 27th between 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. All non-essential lights were switched off during this period, and only the UPS and server power were running
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Education

QuEST Global has long been dedicated to driving education improvement in the region. In fact, supporting education programs has been part of QuEST Global's culture. The company has been working with nonprofit organizations to design and deliver innovative education programs that promise to reach out to the grass root level. Most of these programs are supported by employees who are encouraged to participate in mentoring, scholarships, activity building programs.

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Community

E-Greetings

"QuEST Global wishes you a very Happy New Year." This simple statement has contributed to the society. A wonderful way of greeting the New Year, devised in QuEST has made a difference to the lives of people & to the environment.

The unique initiative of E-Greetings campaign was with an objective to not only save paper but also give back to the society we live in. In a country where 30% of the population lives below the poverty line, even basic education is a luxury only few can afford. A child deprived of education is a nation & its society deprived of an asset.

The issue of rapidly depleting natural resources is causing a shift in the environmental conditions. Alarm bells of increasing pollution levels & global warming have started ringing across the world. Thus education & environment were selected as the two major criteria to focus upon.

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Every E-greeting had two options of either Education or Environment to choose from. An overwhelming response to this initiative not only saw wide participation from the employees but also our esteemed customers. This popular campaign which began on the 15th of December,2008 ran for a month till 15th January,2009. When the final results of the campaign were collated it was interesting to see that people who had voted in favour of nurturing the mind were marginally higher than those who had voted in favour of nurturing the environment.

Different NGOs in the city in the streams of education & environment were analyzed based on their reputation, nature of work and commitment to cause. In the field of education two NGOs were identified. One was a NGO called ASHA which not only provides free basic education to the poor but also lunch. The other was a NGO by the name of SOS which helps many needy students in higher education. An amount of Rs.50000 ($1000) was donated to both. In the field of environmental work a NGO called BCIL was short listed which carries out 'Seedball Campaigns' that make fertile seeds to be planted around the city to be nurtured to grow into trees. A donation of Rs.70000 ( $1400) has been made to them too. The seedball campaign is being planned in the first week of May before the onset of monsoons in our office premises.

This campaign will be followed up by keeping a regular track of the progress of these students & providing them with support and encouragement whenever need rises.

TQM at ASHA

As part of our ongoing CSR initiatives and our continued association with Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism (ASHA), QuEST has now embarked into a very unique and challenging task of implementing Total Quality Management system at ASHA. A team of enthusiastic volunteers from QuEST would be working very closely with the management and staff of ASHA for developing systems and processes using their management skills and industry experiences. This initiative facilitates two-way learning as the volunteers acquire new skills and diverse experiences.

Save a life blood donation camps

QuEST is associated with the TTK Blood Bank in Bangalore and organizes blood donation camps periodically. The response to these camps is always god.

Children's Day celebrations

On the occasion of Children's Day (14 November), 15 children from ASHA and 20 children of QuEST employees gathered at our facility in Bangalore and painted a section of our cafeteria wall. What they lacked in training they more than made up in enthusiasm! The half-day event was a riot of color and the snacks at the end were a welcome bonus.

Employees' Contribution Program in QuEST US

QuEST US supports the employee's contribution to an eligible non-profit organization of the employee's choice through payroll deductions or one-time gifts. QuEST US pays all administrative costs for the fund so that 100 per cent of every employee dollar contributed goes to support the community.

In 2011, QuEST employees in the USA have pledged more than $6000 towards United Way Community Campaign, for charity to help ensure children are successful, families are strong and healthy and there is a safety net of services in the community, making it a better place to live and work.