Andgo’s Social Responsibility Plan outlines our commitments to the community and the environment. We apply a "learning-by-doing" approach where we deepen our knowledge and impact through experience. Our commitments are focused on fostering healthy communities and supporting environmental initiatives.
Prioritize Socially Responsible Procurement
Invest in Our Community via Charitable Giving
Increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint/CO2 Emissions
Empowering Indigenous Communities of Canada
By directing efforts towards economic and social issues relevant to our region, we can create better conditions for both our team and our company. We’ve decided to focus our efforts on empowering Indigenous communities of Canada, specifically:
Skills development for Indigenous Youth
Indigenous Conservation Initiatives in Canada
Offset Our Carbon Footprint
Andgo is carbon neutral as of 2021 🎉 We've offset 50 tonnes of C0-2 emissions and are committed to continuing to offset over 100% of our estimated emissions with the Coastal First Nations/Great Bear Rainforest Carbon Credit Initiative.
Check out this spectacular video from the Coastal First Nations Initiative 🌳🐻
Prioritize Socially Responsible Procurement
We introduced new procedures for assessing product life cycle when purchasing for Andgo. We committed to prioritizing purchasing local, sustainable, and ethical products first.
Some of the local vendors we supported include:
Road Coffee, Escape Sports, SaskMade Marketplace, Fable Ice Cream, Darkside Donuts, 9 mile legacy, Bill’s House of Flowers, Michelle’s Flowers, Harden & Huyse, The Bagel Shop, Prism Coffee, Hometown Diner, and more.
Andgo is open to working with other vendors who prioritize social responsibility. Feel free to reach out!
Invest in Our Community Through Charitable Giving
Andgo committed to further increasing our donations to charitable organizations throughout our home city. Our donations were focused around community health and well being, and skills development for Indigenous youth.
Grand total $ donated in 2021
Employee $ donations
Andgo matching $ donations
Charities We Supported
Skills Development for Indigenous Youth
Level Up Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We conducted two DEI surveys intended to measure employee sense of inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and belonging within the organization. We also completed an internal review of DEI at Andgo to determine which areas we should focus on throughout the year.
Social Responsibility Workshop Series
INTERNAL SURVEYS measured the team's sense of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging with Andgo.
INTERNAL WORKSHOPS were conducted as part of the Andgo Social Responsibility Learning Series:
- Mitigating Bias in Hiring
- Out Saskatoon: Foundations of Identity, Terminology, and Inclusive Language
- 50 Ways to Fight Bias - Fundamentals
- Mental Health & Holiday Stress
We reiterate our commitment to diversity and inclusion during interviews and incorporate questions around diversity and inclusion to all potential candidate.
How We Got Here
Andgo takes to social media
Like the rest of the world, Andgo found itself supporting a stream of causes through social media.
Posting is not enough
We recognized that being reactive to these causes and posting about them on social media only scratched the surface of making meaningful change.
Decisions for positive change
We wanted to go deeper. We wanted our actions and efforts to positively effect change for the things we care about at Andgo. In short, we wanted to make a real difference.
Formed a Social Responsibility Committee
We formed a social responsibility committee to prioritize our commitments and develop a plan.
Formalized plans in place
At the end of 2020, we had a plan in place. Starting in 2021, the plan was ready to be put in motion.
Focused effort and results
2021 marked the first year of our extensive commitment to this plan and it was a huge success! Check out our results: See our 2021 Year in Review.
Continued & deliberate action
We are just getting started with our commitment to social responsibility initiatives. We are dedicated to continuing to be deliberate in our actions at Andgo to make our communities a better place.
Andgo is open to working with other vendors who prioritize social responsibility.
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