We believe it is important as an organisation to not only help our customers from an IT Asset Management perspective, but to do more. This "doing more" translates into supporting charities, locally and internationally, but also making an active contribution within our industry. From the organisation's point of view itself, and from our employees.
Softline and the community
In the spring of 2020, the ITAM Forum was formed with the goal of promoting the value of IT Asset Management and supporting the advancement of the IT Asset Management industry. A non-profit membership organisation, run by ITAM professionals for ITAM professionals.
Read more about the ITAM Forum here.
Working Group 21 is a working group that works on the ISO 19770 standard. Dennis Montanje, Managing Director Softline Group Northern Europe, is an active member.
“It is my strong believe that the ITAM industry as a whole, being the combination of end-users, software publishers, ITAM tool providers, and consultancy firms, benefit from a clear and up-to-date standard. With the knowledge and experiences I’ve gained over the course of the years working in the ITAM domain, I want to help achieve this.”
Softline as sponsor
AMREF Flying Doctors
Participants of Africa Classic raise money for AMREF Flying Doctors. This is an organisation that works with conviction and guts for a healthy and strong Africa. Its goal is to permanently improve the health of people in Africa. Especially that of girls and young women. Because if they are and remain healthy, they can work and build a better life for themselves and their families. Our colleague Dennis Montanje will be actively involved through his participation in the Africa Classic in 2021. Read more about this initiative below.
World Health Organization
For years we have been celebrating the month of December together with our customers. Many have been surprised in recent years with a beautiful and delicious December cake. In 2020, the world looked different than we are used to. Therefore, we decided to donate the money normally spent on cakes to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (part of the World Health Organization (WHO), to help countries around the world.
Besides sponsoring a global charity, in December 2020 we decided to sponsor local small businesses as well. Therefore, we surprised our own Softline team with a Christmas package from "Utrecht Made". We encourage everyone to pay them a visit themselves! With this gift pack of sustainable products, we not only contribute to society, we also want to make sure that our team starts the December month well and we remain a "Great Place to Work".
Softline and "Mother Nature"
Fruitful Office normally delivers a fruit basket to our office every week. This way we invest in the health of our team. Fruitful Office is committed to a sustainable and fair society. The fruit delivered is fresh, local and seasonal. Fruit that is not used for delivery to offices they donate to local Food Banks and food waste is prevented. In addition, for every fruit basket delivered, they plant a fruit tree in Malawi.
Softline colleagues in action for a good cause
Fabian Lloyd, ServiceNow Consultant @ Softline, commits to Kinderland
Fabian: "We were very happy that Kinderland was able to continue this year and that we were able to entertain over 400 children during two whole weeks. The children have done various activities, from swimming to laser gaming and from going to the woods to the smashing finale, going to amusement park Slagharen! This was organised by more than 100 volunteers who, together, took care of everything. During the day the children were at Kinderland, but they were picked up again at 4 pm every day. That is when the volunteers were able to do fun activities together as well, such as playing card games, a pub quiz, bingo and also have a barbecue in the weekend of the two weeks. In short, two fantastic summer weeks for both the children as well as the volunteers!"