Corporate Social Responsibility
At AIM Group we understand the importance of the part we play in creating a more sustainable future for the Earth.
At AIM Group we understand the importance of having a part to play in creating a more sustainable future for the Earth. That is why we have embraced practices in our daily work focusing on the 3 pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. This requires the careful consideration and selection of options that are non-disruptive to clients.
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
We strive to do our business according to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
We work alongside clients on a large range of projects, some of which focus on helping the immediate community while others have a wider scope and include environmental issues.
We support our clients in their overall approach towards sustainability and leaving a legacy – going paperless; optimizing food quantities and the re-use of food; being more efficient in the use of materials and recycling; improving transportation means for events; etc.
We support mainstream charitable organisations.
We improve the understanding of various general health issues through sponsored sports projects.
We support the planning and organisation of charitable events – from concept to execution, with pro-bono work.
FOR THE INDUSTRY
AIM has the expertise to provide the best solutions in sustainable event management. Several of our team members are active contributors to the field – by their work on new industry standards such as ISO 20121, as directors of sector associations and through contributions to academic and industry literature.
OUR PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY
A small gesture of solidarity towards the population hit by the earthquake
The strong earthquake that hit central Italy in August 2016 devastated several municipalities, damaging infrastructure and leaving many homeless. Amatrice, one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, was the worst hit and is in ruins. The quake and its aftershocks have brought the population to their knees.
There is a need to show solidarity towards those facing the cold of winter without a home.
For Christmas 2016, through the non-profit association “Terra di Amatrice”, AIM Group has donated a mobile housing unit that allows a family to receive a new home and bring them back together, helping them rebuild their lives.This small gesture will give concrete help to those affected by this huge tragedy.
As a company dedicated to serving people, we also feel the need to help people.
United Against Malaria
For 2016 we decided to support Africa with their fight against malaria.
We have purchased thousands of handmade bracelets created by United Against Malaria, an alliance of various organisations, which aids the prevention and treatment of malaria across the African continent. The proceeds go towards providing life-saving mosquito nets, treatments in malaria-endemic regions as well as providing wages for the makers of the bracelets.
Rehabilitation Centre - Enzo Buongiorno, Burundi
After reviewing its extensive charity work, AIM chose to concentrate most of its aid to support a rehabilitation centre in Burundi. Situated in Bubanza province, the Centre helps people with motor disabilities as well as offering post-traumatic treatment and post-surgical rehabilitation. AIM has teamed up with the International Foundation of Doctors for Central Africa (FIMAC), a non-profit health organisation, on the project. The Centre is named after AIM Group founder, Enzo Buongiorno.
At IMEX 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, AIM Group International took its first step to engage the events industry in sharing light for a good cause. Little Sun is a social business that addresses the need for light in a sustainable way. It benefits communities without electricity, creates local jobs and generates local profits, all with the help of an attractive high-quality LED lamp. A global and socially responsible business, Little Sun works by setting the price of solar LED Little Sun lamps higher in areas of the world with electricity. Then Little Sun uses this on-grid investment to build their distribution system by making lamps available to off-grid users at locally affordable prices. This helps to make Little Sun’s clean, safe, and affordable source of light more accessible to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity. By contributing to Little Sun, AIM Group is investing in the delivery of light to those who need it most in our world.
ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Therapy
AIM Group, especially a few dedicated team members, is actively supporting ABA Therapy for people with autism. Behaviour analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When behaviour is followed by some sort of reward, the behaviour is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, behaviour analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviours and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. ABA Therapy uses these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in those treated. AIM Group is working towards supporting promotional activities and informing parents of the governmental health insurance support available in Europe for treating autism, where ABA Therapy is one of the included therapies.
Save the Children
For more than a year AIM Group has been working toward changing the lives of disadvantaged children through the sponsorship program, Save the Children. Every child deserves a strong start – a chance for a successful future but too many children aren’t getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. This program provides that possibility to children to receive support and grow in safer environments. We are happy to announce that we are expanding our family as AIM Group will be sponsoring another child in 2016.