We encourage and enable our employees around the world to drive positive change in local communities by participating in our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Action Teams.
Based in our corporate locations, these teams leverage our employees’ knowledge and passion as well as Adobe tools and other resources to make a meaningful impact. Team members play an important role in organizing volunteer events, educational opportunities, and other activities at the local level.
CR Action Teams focus on three specific areas: igniting creative confidence in youth, strengthening local communities, and supporting a sustainable future.
In 2012 our 19 CR Action Teams galvanized more than 1,000 employees to contribute over 4,000 hours of community service. We aim to increase this contribution by 20 percent in 2013.
Adobe Youth Voices Teams
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is our global commitment to igniting creative confidence in youth. Through AYV, we can help youth develop the skills they need to become active and engaged members of their local communities and society at large. Our AYV Teams support this initiative by raising awareness, lending creative expertise, and collaborating with our nonprofit partners, among other activities.
Our Community Teams spearhead our efforts to engage employees in Be Involved Month, Season of Giving, and other community building events. In addition, these teams organize ongoing activities with our local nonprofit partners. Community Teams also partner with the Adobe Global Giving Team to provide funding to nonprofits through our Community Grants program.
Our first Green Team was formed in 2008 as a grassroots effort to help employees be green at work, at home, and in the community. Today our Green Teams organize educational programs, volunteer projects, and other activities for their fellow employees, and they also facilitate an ongoing, company-wide discussion about environmental issues.