WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND THE WORLD AROUND US
We are extremely committed to everyone in our Sigma team. And since we are a colourful mix of people from all walks of life, we are also committed in taking good care of the world around us. As a large company we have a huge responsibility to the ones who work at Sigma as well as the ones we do work for. But we also have a strong belief that we should take an active role in creating a better tomorrow for communities and people both close and far from where we are.
We have a few very long and strong commitments helping and making real difference for a lot of people.
We are also involved in social projects that may seem small and insignificant, but more than often, small means a lot. And sometimes it is the small, frequent efforts that makes the biggest difference.
STAR FOR LIFE
Star for Life is a unique program aimed at preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS among young people in southern Africa. The vision is to inspire school children to believe in their own futures and their dreams and support them in their efforts to live a life without AIDS. Star for Life was founded in 2005 and now involves more than 100 000 young people and their families in South Africa and Namibia.
FC Rosengård is one of the most competitive women’s football teams in all of Europe. FC Rosengård is renowned for their focus on social development and helping young people realize their dreams. FC Rosengård is active in two large social development projects, Boost, aimed at helping young people raise their level of competence and competitiveness on the labour market and Football for Life, strengthening the self-esteem and awareness of young women at hundreds of schools in South Africa.
So far over 1900 participants have achieved their goal of employment or full-time education through Boost by FC Rosengård.
Uppstart Malmö is partly a foundation that supports entrepreneurs in creating new job opportunities, and partly it’s a source of investment capital from a group of experienced entrepreneurs in Malmö. Many partners support the cause with their own personal experience as well. Among the investors are Danir, the parent company of Sigma. Chairman of the board of Uppstart Malmö is Dan Olofsson the founder of Sigma.
In addition to sponsoring Kodcentrum financially, our Sigma employees can share their knowledge as volunteers at coding activities for children that Sigma and Kodcentrum arrange together.
In an inspiring environment, women learn to code from scratch or to build on existing knowledge. The programming camps and events show female programmers as inspiring role models. For this reason, programming teachers and inspiration teachers are all women.
Emerging Cooking Solutions
More people die from smoky cooking than from malaria. Swedish-Zambian Emerging Cooking Solutions has developed a system with pellets for use in clean burning cook stoves. The pellets come from biomass waste and therefore are renewable and sustainable. The system contributes to stop deforestation, save time, and improve health and household economy for the users.