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Corporate social responsibility
We care about the world we live in. We want to take actions that improve the quality of life.
Apart from providing our people with a safe and healthy working environment, we do our best to help them contribute to the benefit of the environment, our local community, education, and sports initiatives.
Everything begins with people
We all need empathy and open hearts. Therefore, whenever somebody at RST says “let’s do something good”, incredible things start to happen, which is why we participate in social initiatives. We believe we are responsible for the environment and community in which we operate. We share our knowledge and kindness.
Corporate Social Responsibility starts with a dialogue and cooperation with people with whom we want to assume it. Dialogue, promoting knowledge, education and remaining open to the outside give us hope that grand goals can be achieved. Be the change you want to see in the world.
Developing potential by teaching IT
Opportunity to gain knowledge and experience It is a hands-on training in programming, aimed at familiarising the students with the inside of the IT world.
The sponsorship class is aimed at students of Jan III Sobieski Complex of Civil Engineering and Electricity Schools in Świdnica who want to get a head start into careers of the IT field. A treasure trove of knowledge, skills and inspiration lies ahead of them. During the training we underline the importance of an unconventional approach and motivate students to think outside of the box.
Summer apprenticeships for the best
Concluding the apprenticeship with a good result opens door to further development and an attractive job in one of RST’s teams. Apprenticeships are organised in our company’s office in Świdnica.
The programme is directed to people skilled and experienced in programming (graduates of high schools or students at the end of their university education) with no professional experience. We help our mentees gain their first ever professional experience.
Here you will find an application form with all relevant information.
It is a group of IT lovers, focused on programming. They are students of technical colleges but they liked their vocational training so much that they came back for more. Together they tackle challenges typical for a developer, tester or even product manager.
They have already executed a few projects of their own. Fiszki (en. Flashcards) is their first mobile app for learners of foreign languages (who can build their vocabulary by means of the popular flashcards).
They have also developed Kompas (en. Compass), an app for managing location-based games. It allows its users to create a location-based game and share it with whoever might be interested in playing it.
They want to take a lead of their careers and develop skills in programming. Meet the Newbies.
RST's sponsorship class
We support the youth in their development and education
We remember where we came from. Helping students to develop their passion for programming under the supervision of specialists from RST, our first original sponsorship class was founded in Świdnica.
We cooperate with Jan III Sobieski Complex of Civil Engineering and Electricity Schools in Świdnica (more information). Working together we expanded the curriculum by adding a few extra hours of IT lessons. The extra-curricular time will be devoted to learning programming. We strive to teach the students things that are, or soon will be, in demand on the labour market. We want them to acquire crucial skills and develop competence sought after in the IT industry.
Protecting the environment begins with us and our everyday actions.
We care about the world we live in.
We popularize the knowledge on how everyone can support and protect the natural environment. We limit the consumption of energy, water and paper; we try to reduce the amount of plastic waste and regularly monitor the use of light and heating. By making informed decisions we choose products in recycled or recyclable packages. We segregate waste, collect safe plastic and reduce waste.
We encourage our employees to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle as well as to walk or cycle to the office. We believe that we have an influence on our planet and that we can live and work in a conscious way.
The products that we create are ecologically pure, eliminate the use of paper and help cut emissions by organising and managing car transport in Europe. Our solutions help prevent trucks from running empty, thus saving tonnes of CO2.
Supporting our local community
Organising camps with volunteers
By promoting pro-social initiatives, we offer a helping hand to those in need. Before we select a destination of our trip we try to learn the needs and problems of our local community, because we can achieve more by acting together.
Every year we organise trips for members of our local community. Apart from having great time, over 80% of our employees work together towards achieving a common goal. Before we go kayaking, hiking or dancing, we roll up our sleeves and jump into action. It is time when we can show our good heart and cooperate to the benefit of others.
What have we done so far? Among others, we have built beehives for the patients of a local drug rehabilitation centre, we have rebuilt a burnt stud farm in Lubań and renovated an orphanage in Jelenia Góra.
Let's do something good this on Christmas
We love to share and each year we confirm our dedication by organising charity collections of funds and goods for the needy.
Supporting our community since 2021 So far we have: Participated in 7 editions of the Noble Gift charity, supported the Heart Foundation, supported orphanages in Jelenia Góra and the Paliative Medicine Clinic and Domestic Hospice in Wrocław, helped collect funds for the Cape Hope Child Oncology and Hematology Clinic in Wrocław and supported the Save Children with Cancer Foundation. Attentive to the needs of others, we have also helped a few families in need. Through our support we have influenced lives and careers of over a dozen of people creating the Equality Caffeteria in Świdnica, assisting people with intellectual disabilities in becoming independent, both in their private and professional lives.
Supporting sports activities
By inspiring each other we develop our internal sports community.
We are different, we have a lot of hobbies and passions. Sharing experience within the organisation, a behaviour rooted in our DNA, is what makes us stand out from the crowd. We support and establish initiatives that encourage our employees to be active. We hike, cycle and go to the mountains together.
We root for our employees competing in sports events.
For years we have been associated with sports activities and pro-health campaigns. We are the naming sponsor of the Świdnica Half Maration, one of the largest running competitions in the region, for years present in the calendar of sporting events. Our daily activities are based on healthy relationships that, just like the notion of fair play in sports, are funded on respect and honesty.
_RST Group - Together we can do more
As part of the co-creating _RST Group, we engage in pro-social activities in many areas of life.
We are part of a Polish group of software companies/ux houses, venture capital funds and start-ups.
We are commited to develop high quality software, promote development and support environment.
Together, we engage in pro-social activities, positively influencing environment and health care.
Is a system for automatic and remote examination of lungs and heart. It is based on medical AI algorithms that detect abnormalities in the lungs which work together with an electronic stethoscope and specially designed software. Read more.
VFE is dedicated to investing in people engaged in projects contributing to a sustainable environment, a cleaner Earth and a smarter society. Through our participation, we build a local ecosystem of technology companies through capital investments and knowledge transfers. Read more.
Samurai create AI that puts a spotlight on violent behavior in the dark corners of the online world. It can be used, for example, in games, dating and social apps. Read more.
A platform connecting companies producing or purchasing industrial waste (collection, processing and recycling). By developing digital waste management, we support local entrepreneurship and care for the environment. Read more.
Is an educational online platform supporting women in building their careers and developing business skills. The website is a response to the lack of gender diversity and equal gender representation in leadership positions in the corporate and business world. Read more.
Events we initiated or participated in
The Świdnica Half Marathon is a sports event to which we are committed not just because of the sponsorship agreement, but because it lies close to our hearts. Our passion for the promotion of sport and a healthy lifestyle is evidenced first and foremost by our employees, who take part in the competition year after year.
The Fiat featured in the Drive with IT series accomplished another mission – from a mascot of the #TwojaDroga (en. Your Way) campaign it was transformed into a charity Fiat. Maciek, Robak and Olek took part in the Złombol Rally, collecting money to support children living in orphanages. They drove through 5 countries, covered 4,500 km and got as far as the Black Sea, reaching Golden Sands in Bulgaria.
Ważka Art Cafe (our Inclusive Coffee Shop) is a place we have supported with our hearts, funds and construction materials during the “Let’s do something good this Christmas” charity donation. Lying in the very heart of Świdnica, it’s a place where people with intellectual disabilities can make a valuable contribution with their work.
DevSchool RST was one of our first educational initiatives. Back in 2015 we had a series of meetings during which a team of four staff, supported by RST programmers and architects, for over three months mentored young people at the beginning of their explorations into programming.
Bobolice 2015 – One of our first team-bonding during which the entire company was involved in helping to rebuild, amongst other things, the parking lot, fence, entrance to the reserve and hay racks for forest animals at the Zborów Mountain Reserve on the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests – a trail along a chain of 25 medieval castles between Częstochowa and Kraków.
Since 2014, we have been participating in various organized events including Company Relays, Half Marathons, IT Runs, Independence Runs and other events taking place both in Lower Silesia and other places in Poland.
In 2017 we helped the orphanages in Jelenia Góra not only by repainting and renovating their buildings, but also by giving our time and attention to the youngest children there. This amazing experience has been an eye-opening moment for many of our staff.
ŚwIT (a combination of the Polish word ‘świt’, meaning “the dawn” and IT) was a youth event during which we hosted over 200 young people. Its main goal was to show the schoolchildren that their future is in their hands. For years, we have wanted to contribute to the development of education in our region.
At RST, we regularly donate blood to the Regional Blood Donation and Hemotherapy Centre. During our campaigns we invite our employees, their families and friends as well as those from other companies that we co-operate with to join in with us because we can do more together.
RST Meethub is a place where we can spend time on conversation, sharing knowledge, but above all, where we try to talk about a balanced diet and healthy eating because, as the saying goes, a sound mind in a sound body. Whenever there is an opportunity, we organize workshops and meetings to promote what is natural, good and healthy.
One of the social activities in which we had the opportunity to be involved was supporting the Wasik family who live in Lubań and whose stud was destroyed in an arson attack. We were able to construct a new paddock and renovate the shed. Over 80 employees contributed to this project.
Junior high school students from Świdnica visited our headquarters as part of the ‘Young Perspectives’ program that aims at encouraging young people to develop themselves and remain in the city. After all, RST has its roots in Świdnica.
Our employees took part in the Charity Table Football Tournament. They fought for a noble cause, as all the funds raised enabled the surgery and intensive rehabilitation of a 9-year-old Ignaś suffering from quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
The final of the CodersCrew group project (the young programming enthusiasts) was a Hackathon organized at our company’s headquarters in Wrocław. For over 22 hours our mentors gave specialist support to competing teams whose task was to develop a functional web application for educational purposes.
Several times we have been involved in the Te-Reny campaign, during which children from orphanages run by the Siemacha Foundation have the opportunity to experience an amazing adventure. Accompanied by their caratekers, they can go on a field trip in the nearby mountains. A warm meal, different surroundings, attention, conversation and new experiences are what we are able to provide.
During the Christmas Meetings, every effort is made to direct our and our employees’ attention to people whom we can help enjoy this special time. During our ninth campaign – Let’s Do Something Good for Christmas – we supported people from the Palliative Medicine Clinic and Domestic Hospice at the Lower Silesian Oncology Centre in Wroclaw.
One of the team-bonding trips took place in Zagórze Śląskie. During this time, we had the opportunity to prepare beehives for the residents of the local drug rehabilitation centre. Thanks to the beehives, they were able to receive support and training for the professional work in the field of beekeeping.
We are not oblivious to the problems and events that are happening around us or in our closest communities. After upgrading our old equipment to today’s requirements, we passed it on to support students of one of the schools in Trzebnica, where the problem with accessing equipment during distance learning caused problems for many parents.
The next edition of ŚWIT # 2 was organized by our Newbies. Three years ago there was a fun day off school filled with technology and excitement that took place in a 3D cinema in Świdnica. This time we also met at our headquarters with the youngest programming enthusiasts.
We have donated spare desks, school furniture and books to students of the Astrid Lindgren Primary School in Zastruże. The schools lies at the heart of the village community and nurtures a children-friendly atmosphere. Teachers invite local experts to classes, there is no school bell and students learn by experience.
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