Combell and social entrepreneurship
For years, Combell has been driven by several values. In this context, we aim for sustainability in our business and our relationships with our collaborators, customers and suppliers. As a fast growing company, we recognize the necessity to formally give shape to our commitment with regard to social entrepreneurship.
4 working themes within SE
With our "Principles for social entrepreneurship", we commit to develop a growth process in which, in collaboration with our staff, customers and suppliers, we aim to achieve our economical, social and ecological objectives.
In a continuous process, we evaluate in which fields a potential change in our business activities could help achieve our economical, social and ecological objectives. Our commitment mainly revolves around the following four themes:
1. Our collaborators
For more than 15 years already, our collaborators have been taking care of more than +55,000 satisfied customers in the Benelux. We want to give our collaborators reasons to fully dedicate themselves to their work at Combell during their entire professional career. That is why we offer career opportunities and professional training to employees who contribute to the company's growth.
Combell believes that, owing to their capacity to innovate and the exemplary role they play for a large number of consumers, IT companies can significantly contribute to a sustainable world. Combell commits to introduce a sustainable acquisition, use, reuse and recycling policy for all products and services we use, from IT hardware and data centres to office and IT supplies.
3. Our customers
We build sustainable relationships with our customers. In our daily provision of services, we aim to make our customers see our assets. Our customer service takes the present and future needs of the customers into account and attaches a great deal of importance to both the provision of services and the quality of the products. Since 2007, we are one of the first hosting providers in the Benelux to have an ISO 9001:2008 quality label. Certification according to the ISO 27001 standard (information security) is planned for 2011.
4. Social commitment
We play an important role in supporting communities, through partnerships and ad hoc actions, both in Belgium and beyond. So, we can share our IT expertise with the field of education and initiatives undertaken by private organisations, we regularly lend IT infrastructure for humanitarian aid actions and are "Diamond Investor" of ecoFoundation.