Corporate Social Responsibility
Global organizations are not measured on the basis of profit and loss alone. They are also measured on how they serve the communities and world in which they operate. GP Strategies Corporation was founded in 1966 on the basis of improving service and human achievement, so being a good corporate citizen is part of our DNA.
We are dedicated to making an impact through our commitment to social responsibility. We see our business choices as a way to also increase our service and accountability to the world.
From creating new jobs that support local economies to outreach to communities in need, we have developed sustainable strategies that not only fuel our portfolio, but more importantly, also help improve the world around us.
GP Strategies serves individuals by offering everything from energy-saving telework programs to employee development, safety, and health improvement initiatives.
By matching employees’ charitable contributions, supporting volunteerism among our staff, and providing pandemic preparedness services to our clients, we create an impact both locally and globally.
From helping businesses establish sustainable practices to building alternative fueling stations, participating in chemical demilitarization, and developing waste-reducing technologies, GP Strategies helps the world become a little greener.
GP Strategies Transformation Forest
One initiative we participate in includes gifting trees, through Treedom, to our customers and employees.
Treedom is a web platform for planting a tree remotely and following its story online.
How We Impact our Customers
Preparing Volunteers for Effective Disaster Response
The American Red Cross provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and critical education on preparedness, health, and safety in the Unites States. GP Strategies partnered with the American Red Cross to develop award-winning eLearning training to prepare volunteers to respond to disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Called Disaster Action Team (DAT) Fundamentals, the courseware covered critical information on completing paperwork, directing interviews with disaster victims, communicating with the press, and organizing equipment for a response. Unique to it was character-driven narratives explaining the feelings and questions that both responders and clients may have during a disaster.
In addition, the courses are designed as an app for mobile devices for new volunteers to train in the field or on-the-go as they are deployed.
GP Strategies’ eLearning helped train and prepare 2,700 volunteers deployed across 80 shelters.
Helping Children in Crisis Get The Help They Need – 24-hour Critical Call Center Support
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) serves as a resource center for law enforcement, families, and the public to help find missing children and reduce sexual exploitation. With the introduction of new call center employees, GP Strategies is helping NCMEC update their onboarding program with new elearning modules in areas such as: Missing Children Intake, Sightings, National Crime Information, Children Missing from Care, Disaster, Cyber, and others to support NCMEC’s critical efforts.
This partnership is helping NCMEC’s new employees quickly learn about the wide breadth of the organization’s processes and procedures so they can focus their time on serving the needs of families in crisis.
Improving Communications Within FEMA’s Community Response Emergency Team
FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, a partner of Citizen Corps, identified a need to produce a national newsletter and website in order to distribute information among 1100 community chapters. They also train local CERTS to aid professional first responders. CERT programs educate the public about disaster preparedness that impacts their area and lives.
CERT needed an accessible medium to highlight training initiatives and inform CERT volunteers about CERT’s successes. GP Strategies helped to unify CERT chapters by creating a centralized resource of information, including the newsletter, available through one website. In addition, new training curriculum and videos were embedded. CERT members can now easily access information in one location at the time of need.
Developing Management Skills Among Key Hospital Staff – Apprenticeships in Healthcare
GP Strategies developed Levels 3 and 5 Management programs for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) built around a core model of scheduled monthly day release from the workplace. Pre-scheduled, well-planned day release gives learners and their line managers the structure, transparency, quality, and continuity of delivery required. Apprentices, including senior nurses, biomedical scientists, and administrative personnel, gain great value from engaging in a vital, peer-to-peer learning and best practice-sharing environment.
Managing Recovery Efforts When Disaster Strikes – Emergency Management for Natural Disasters
The world is changing faster than ever and unfortunately, disaster can strike even quicker. For nearly 15 years, GP Strategies has been equipping local, state, federal, and partner organizations with emergency management services resulting from natural disasters, terrorism, and health pandemics in an effort to minimize the impact to people, communities, and geographies.
Most recently, following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, GP Strategies provided disaster recovery and grant administration services to the municipalities of Aguada, Aibonito, Caguas, Dorado, Juncos, Loiza, Morovis, and Villalba to aid them on their path to recovery.
- Responded to 14 natural disasters
- Helped secure $1 Billion in grant funding & public assistance for impacted regions
Improving Operations, Efficiency And Safety – Operational Excellence In The Oil & Gas Industry
At Ecopetrol, a large oil & gas complex, the culture of training relied heavily on field personnel and one-to-one training. GP Strategies partnered with Ecopetrol to develop and implement an Operational Excellence model to train operators to a set of standards across the facility. The training program included rigorous exercises, emergency response drills, advanced troubleshooting programs, job aids, and more.
Over 6 months, teams achieved response times of 30 minutes to restore normal operations, down from the previous time of 90 minutes, and reduced the number of weekly alarms by several thousand, significantly contributing to the improved safety of the complex.
- Realized total savings of $608,435 per year
Avoided 17 facility shutdowns
- Improved learning progress from 20% to 60%