Sustainability

For us, sustainability is not focused on a single topic. It is about seeking ways to engage and commit with society’s current challenges, empowering communities and expanding a positive impact.

Sustainability

The pebble that ripples the water

Our commitment does not end at the office’s walls: it’s transversal to who we are and what we do. Our purpose is to transform communities and the environment - one step at a time.

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SDGs

Working for a better future makes the present better

We amplify the positive impact as a sounding board. We get involved to promote a more equitable, diverse, and sustainable future with more and better possibilities.

This is why we have taken action and committed to 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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SDG 5: Gender equality

Why Hikko commits

Gender equality is one of the foundations for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world: from poverty reduction to promoting the health, education, protection, and well-being of children.

This should be different

The gender gap among employees in the technology industry has an approximate ratio of 70% men and 30% women.

Goals and measurement

Goals

  • Promote greater inclusion in the tech industry: safer, more diverse, and with equal opportunities, by including the greatest number of women in our teams and modeling behavior within our company.

Measurement

Our commitment: initiatives

In the company

  • Action protocol in cases of discrimination and harassment to guarantee safe and violence-free spaces.
  • Volunteering activities that are linked to resilience and contribution to equality.
  • Workshops on issues such as gender perspective, diversity, and inclusion.

In the community

  • “Closing the digital breach”: a program we created that will train 200 beneficiaries of  Ceprodih, an NGO that generates job placement alternatives for women with children in situations of high social risk (unemployment, domestic violence, and helplessness during pregnancy).

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Why Hikko commits

We believe that inclusive and sustained economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards.

This should be different

Loss of low value-added jobs due to automation and lack of specialization within the software industry.

Goals and measurement

In the company

  • Provide an average of 100 hours of professional and personal development tools per team member per year.

In the community

  • Provide 100 hours of training on software and personal development tools that impact more than 400 people.

Measurement

Our commitment: initiatives

In the company

  • Hikko University: A program designed to train our people in Management, Leadership, Sustainability, and other fields related to professional development.

In the community

  • “Closing the digital breach”.
  • Salesforce Talent Alliance Initiative: we are committed to offering quality work to IT trainees.

SDG 13: Climate action

Why Hikko commits

Companies must be partners in the global response to the threat of climate change. Following The Paris Agreement (2015), Hikko aims to strengthen the capacity to deal with the effects of climate change through appropriate financial flows, a new technological framework, and an improved capacity development framework

This should be different

The increase in global temperature at historical record levels shows us that we are facing a Climate Emergency.

Goals and measurement

Goals

  • Neutralize the carbon emissions of our organization regardless of the number of members and answer the call of the #decadeofaction to contribute to the protection of our planet.

Measurement

  • Carbon Neutrality, Environmental Management System framework.

Our commitment: initiatives

In the company

  • Maintain company’s and team members' carbon emission neutrality by buying green bonds.
  • Preparation of SGA to measure the consumption of water, energy, and waste and set reduction targets.
  • Control of air quality in our offices by measuring carbon dioxide in workspaces.

In the community

  • Volunteering activities focused on climate action such as beach cleaning and tree planting, among others.

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