Smarter Surfaces

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR Programme

Smarter Surfaces Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR) is about  encouraging a positive change in the workplace environment. We work in a way that is sustainable, ethical and has minimum impact of the environment. Our values steer all of our decisions about how we treat our team members, how we work with partners, what kind of marketing materials we use and everything inbetween.

Smarter Surfaces believe in the importance of acting as a responsible global corporate citizen. We want to contribute to the global community and bring positive changes to society.

Smarter Surfaces has a strong affinity for organisations that are committed to a world where bright ideas, courage and commitment are rewarded. We are committed to supporting one organisation a month by donating Smarter Surfaces products. Our CSR committee meet monthly to review all the requests for support we have received and decide which charity or NGO the products will be sent to. Along with this we also promote the chosen organisation on our website and social media.

We love getting feedback from the CSR programme as it is great to hear how people are using Smarter Surfaces products to benefit others.

 

CSR Process

Our CSR Programme process is listed below.

1: We receive an email from a potential CSR candidate.

2: Before they can be selected we ask the candidate a few questions in order to get to know them more and to inform them of the requirements involved with being chosen.

These include;

  • Asking more about their NGO/charity i.e. to learn more about them

  • What they are doing to make a difference in their community?

  • Where/how they will be using the products?

  • What they were using before SS products?    

3: The details of the candidate and their answers are then saved.

4: Once the NGO/charity has been selected we notify to let them know that they have been successful and are offered the product they are interest in.

5: The NGO/charity is then contacted in a few weeks to see how the project went and to obtain the agreed upon testimonial and video.

6: Once the video and testimonial have been received they are then uploaded onto our website.

 

Organisations that have benefited from our CSR programme

Your Own Place

We spoke to Rebecca from Your Own Place who told us how much they loved their Smart Wall Paint Wall. Your Own Place is a charity who find creative solutions to prevent youth homelessness. Rebecca told us how one user had remarked ‘I love writing on the wall as it feels like I am allowed to break the rules’. While a visitor to their office had confirmed that ‘Our use of whiteboard walls was what made the course fun and engaging’

They also provided us with a video they made that features Smart Wall Paint at the end. Watch it here.


Envision

Envision greatly appreciated receiving their product from the CSR Programme They told us, ‘telling people they can just write on the wall is great fun- especially watching their reactions as you watch an almost childlike grin appear on their face. Thank you for your amazing donation - it has made a massive difference’. Envision are a leading youth charity empowering youths across diverse backgrounds and working together to tackle issues in their own communities.

 

The Deaf Society

The Deaf Society seek to achieve and promote the rights and equality of deaf people in Ireland. We decided to visit them and film a video on how they were using their Smarter Surfaces products.  Graphic Design Teacher Johnny Corcoran said ‘ The Smart Wall allows me to easily pinpoint where in the image the class is looking and allows me to make notes at the same time’.

Click here to watch the video.

 

Teach Design

Teach Design ‘train motivated teachers, provide engaging CPD, and lead the change in Design and Engineering Education’. All 12 Teach Design Schools have transformed their surfaces into innovative areas for productivity.

Al Robinson from Benfield School in Newcastle said “I am over the moon with changes and progression that has occurred since using Smart Wall Paint. I plan to encourage for the whole school to be painted in the stuff”.

Jon Taylor from Highgate School in London also loved using the products stating “The pupils were immediately engaged with this new phenomenon. This has really allowed us to maximise the use and potential of our classroom spaces. The Smart Wall Paint has also proven useful in our department staff area too,with to-do lists and notices popping up on the walls”.

 

If you think your organisation would benefit from some Smarter Surfaces products, write to us and tell us how you would use them at csr@smartersurfaces.com.