TrustRadius Announces the 2022 Tech Cares Award Winners
TrustRadius is proud to award 102 B2B technology companies the 2022 Tech Cares badge. These winners demonstrate a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that enable their employees and local communities to live in a more sustainable and equitable world. For example, RStudio became a Public Benefit Corporation, and Muvi donated 10% of its profits to its nonprofit foundation.
How TrustRadius selected the winners
The winners of the TrustRadius 2022 Tech Cares Award have demonstrated exceptional corporate social responsibility, with a focus on:
- Robust diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs
- Charitable donations and fundraising
- Workplace culture, including model support for in-office and remote employees
- Demonstrable support for environmental sustainability
Criteria also included being a B2B tech company, providing social proof, having a presence on TrustRadius, and being exceptional! The TrustRadius research team selected 10 of the 102 vendors to spotlight because of their strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and measurable impacts.
Nexthink, a Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management company, has set an example for the software industry in sustainable practices. The company’s sustainability practices have been verified by EcoVadis, a company dedicated to providing trusted business sustainability ratings, and awarded a silver medal which placed Nexthink in the top 25% of all companies and top 8% of the software industry vertical for sustainable practices.
Blackbaud was selected partially because of its Social Good Startup Program, aimed at supporting early-stage startups that contribute to their Ecosystem of Good®. “Since the program’s inception, we’ve been honored to work with the strongest, most innovative startups in the world of social good software”, says Lizzie Schaffer, senior program manager for innovation culture. Beyond this, Blackbaud is carbon neutral and transparent in its sustainability reporting.
Xactly has a strong commitment to sustainability, volunteerism, and its own workforce, and has won the TrustRadius Tech Cares Award three years in a row. In addition to promoting 35% of their employees last year, Xactly earned a bronze medal from EcoVadis in recognition of their sustainability initiatives. The XactlyOne Foundation, a 501c3 created by Xactly, has “raised $800,000 and donated over 15,000 hours of volunteer service. Additionally, philanthropy is integrated into our culture, with each employee receiving three paid days off to volunteer every year,” said Chris Cabrera, founder and CEO, Xactly.
Siemens demonstrates a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, with initiatives aimed at DEI to ensure equitable hiring practices, and robust volunteer programs for their employees. In addition, the company is committed to environmental causes, including becoming carbon neutral by 2030. “Siemens was the first major industrial company to commit to becoming carbon neutral. And now after achieving a 54% reduction in emissions, we are accelerating our efforts and raising the bar,” according to Siemens. “Siemens was the first major industrial company to commit to becoming carbon neutral. And now after achieving a 54% reduction in emissions, we are accelerating our efforts and raising the bar,” according to Siemens.
With the intent of creating value by giving back to society and bringing positive change to communities under the company’s vision to address social needs and challenges, Muvi established Muvi Foundation, its charitable division in 2015. Some of the foundation’s notable activities include community development projects, organizing health camps, environmental preservation activities, vocational training programs, women’s empowerment drives, and educational activities. “Each year, Muvi allocates 10% of its annual profits to the foundation. Naming it ‘The 10% Mantra’, the company strongly believes and adheres to donating 10% of its profitable income to be utilized justifiably and effectively across various charity programs in a wish to make a difference in the lives of the deprived and marginalized”, said Prashasti Pritipada, Director of HR & CSR, Muvi.
A two-time winner of the TrustRadius Tech Cares Award, 6sense continues to demonstrate leadership in CSR. 6sense, like many other companies, transitioned to work from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the office closed, 6sense needed to reallocate its budget for in-office expenses like snacks and catered meals and launched Giving Fridays. This initiative has donated over $300k to employee-selected non-profit organizations since its inception. “6sense is part of ‘Pledge 1%’ alongside numerous companies in 100 countries across the globe. The movement seeks to inspire, educate, and empower entrepreneurs, companies, and employees to be a force for good by pledging 1% of equity, time, product, and/or profit to philanthropic efforts. We took the pledge in 2015 and continue to dedicate time, effort, and capital to support both our local and global communities,” according to Rob Goldenberg, CFO at 6sense.
Docebo is a two-time winner of the TrustRadius Tech Cares Award. They have a commitment to inclusion with initiatives to support women, BIPOC, and the LGBTQIA+ community in the workplace and in their local communities. In addition to their employee resource groups aimed at supporting women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals, Docebo supports their local communities through sponsoring Pride parades in Athens, GA, and Milan, Italy, Edgemony’s #CodingWomenSicily Bootcamp, GirlsClub, and Women in Tech Sales. Docebo also matched all employee donations to the International Committee of the Red Cross to aid humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
RStudio is strongly committed to diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in an industry that often has a high barrier to entry and is a two-time winner of the TrustRadius Tech Cares Award. In support of their commitment to social and environmental causes, RStudio became a Certified B Corporation and a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation. “RStudio endeavors to create free and open-source software for data science, scientific research, and technical communication in a sustainable way, because it benefits everyone when the essential tools to produce and consume knowledge are available to all, regardless of economic means,” said RStudio’s CEO, J.J. Allaire.
GoTo has won the Tech Cares award three years in a row! Supporting their employees and local communities is a longstanding value for GoTo, and they continue to live up to that commitment through their renewed Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts as well as their popular GoTo Gives philanthropy and volunteering program. This program matches employees’ donations to charitable causes and employees receive 100% paid time off for volunteer work individually, and with their teams. GoTo’s 2021 ESG Report highlights the company’s other initiatives, including their progress toward carbon neutrality and prioritizing hiring diverse talent.
Progress’ actions and initiatives in corporate social responsibility certainly live up to the company’s name. Their 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report outlined the company’s initiatives in support of their employees, local communities, and the world as a whole. Highlights included a significant expansion of their Inclusion and Diversity team and scholarship programs aimed at supporting the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students at universities throughout the world. Three of these scholarships are aimed at empowering women in STEM. Progress also aims to support its employees via its Global Well-Being Program, which has a 96% participation rate and supports physical, mental, and financial health.
The remaining winners are listed in no particular order.
- WatchGuard Technologies
- Paychex, Inc.
- Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
- Chili Piper, Inc.
- Jamf Software, LLC
- Vena Solutions
- Prophix Software
- Tovuti LMS
- InMotion Hosting
- APS Payroll
- CobbleStone Software
- Tango Card
- Zift Solutions, Inc.
- CM Group
- Ezoic Inc
- Mitsogo Inc
- SmartVault Corporation
- airSlate, Inc
- WellSky (formerly Mediware)
- Dynamic Yield
- PowerSchool Group LLC
- Procore Technologies
- AB Tasty
- Manhattan Associates
- Gravy Analytics
- Verve Group
- Virtual Peaker
- Beamery Inc.
- New Relic
- The simPRO Group Ltd
Congratulations to the winners! Know of a B2B technology company with a strong corporate social responsibility initiative that’s not on the list? Nominate them for the 2023 Tech Cares Award to be considered for next year’s Tech Cares Award.