Social Responsibility

Our Commitments

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.

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Prioritize Socially Responsible Procurement

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Invest in Our Community via Charitable Giving

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Increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint/CO2 Emissions

Our Focus

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

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See Our 2021 Year in Review
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2021 Social Responsibility Year in Review

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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 🌳🐻

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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 CoffeeEscape SportsSaskMade MarketplaceFable Ice CreamDarkside Donuts9 mile legacyBill’s House of FlowersMichelle’s FlowersHarden & HuyseThe Bagel ShopPrism CoffeeHometown Diner, and more.

Andgo is open to working with other vendors who prioritize social responsibility. Feel free to reach out!

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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.

19,000

Grand total $ donated in 2021

8,000

Employee $ donations

11,000

Andgo matching $ donations

Charities We Supported

Skills Development for Indigenous Youth

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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

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  • 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

Asked Questions

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

Feb 2020

Andgo takes to social media

Like the rest of the world, Andgo found itself supporting a stream of causes through social media.

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Feb 2020
Apr 2020

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.

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Apr 2020
Jun 2020

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.

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Jun 2020
Aug 2020

Formed a Social Responsibility Committee

We formed a social responsibility committee to prioritize our commitments and develop a plan.

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Aug 2020
Dec 2020

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.

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Dec 2020
Jan 2021

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.

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Jan 2021
Ongoing

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.

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Ongoing
The Social Responsibility Committee

Meet the Team

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Sarah Press
People & Culture Manager
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Andrew Heneghan
Regional Director
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Amy Prokop
Product Manager
Let's Connect

Andgo is open to working with other vendors who prioritize social responsibility.

We’d love to learn more about your organization. Feel free to reach out!