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.
Organisations that have benefited from our CSR programme
Here are just a few examples of the CSR we have conducted in the past.
Sensational Kids Limited
We sent Sensational Kids limited with some of our Smart Wall Paint in Clear. Sensational Kids aim to be a leading provider of accessible and affordable developmental and educational services to help children with special educational needs to reach their potential.
Amicitia received some Smart Wall Paint in White and Clear. This organisation provides various levels of support for over 30 wards across 3 hospitals, 8 nursing homes and over 20 disability and elderly care organisations.
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 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’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.