Team Intelsat Gives Back

Being a global citizen comes with the responsibility to give back.

Intelsat in the Community

Corporate Social Responsibility

Intelsat’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) objective is to develop innovative space-based technology that solves complex communications issues, invest in our people and in educating and training technicians that can help accelerate the reach of broadband connectivity to even the most remote communities, maintain an environmentally friendly office environment, and empower people in the communities and regions in which we operate.

Our CSR approach focuses around the following priorities:

  • People. Intelsat’s employees are dedicated and passionate about developing advanced space-based technology providing connectivity that makes a meaningful difference to communities and businesses around the world.
  • Community. We use our technological expertise and partnerships to make an economic as well as social impact in the world.
  • Environment. Intelsat aims to provide leadership in the identification and promotion of sustainable practices and services that reduce the company’s environmental impact, educate and engage staff and create a more environmentally sustainable organization.
  • Marketplace. We strive to constantly innovate and leverage our satellite technology, supply chain and ecosystem partnerships to effect positive change.

Team Intelsat

Intelsat’s employees form the heart of our company in dozens of offices around the globe. Inspiring connections in our communities and camaraderie in our workplace, the Team Intelsat program empowers local groups of employees to participate in fundraising activities such as marathons, walkathons, multi-day walks, bike rides and even a game-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for causes that matter to them.

Some of the beneficiaries of Team Intelsat efforts have included:

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (U.S.)
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (U.S.)
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Lebenshilfe Schweifurt (Germany)
  • Thusong Orphanage (South Africa)
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (Australia)

Team Intelsat Gives Back is Intelsat’s global corporate social responsibility program through which employees in offices around the world join with their local colleagues in hands-on volunteer projects. Every Intelsat team member is encouraged to volunteer in one or more of these projects for up to eight hours a year. From collection drives for orphanages and food banks to cleaning up local parks and schools, Team Intelsat Gives Back projects are organized at a corporate level, but carried out at the local level.

In addition to supporting team members in giving back to local and international charities, Intelsat sponsors employee donation drives – matching employee contributions dollar for dollar – to help communities affected by natural disasters and health crises. For example, the company held a matching campaign in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in the spring of 2015. Through the generosity of Intelsat team members, $20,000 was donated to Nepal relief.

A Global Citizen

Some of the philanthropic projects Intelsat supports in the regions we serve include:

Telemedicine in Morocco –  Since 2008, Intelsat has supported a satellite-based telemedicine network to enable pediatric cardiology specialists at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to help diagnose, support and treat children in the Kingdom of Morocco. View the video.

Education in Africa – In support of Mindset Network, Intelsat provides satellite bandwidth that enables the delivery of quality educational resources to schools, homes, community centers, teacher centers and public health facilities throughout the African continent. Programs are delivered via on-demand content and linear television broadcasts.

Connectivity for an Orphanage in Haiti – Since 2012, Intelsat has provided satellite connectivity for an orphanage in Haiti, connecting the children, staff and nearby community to the outside world and enabling the orphanage’s leadership to talk to benefactors, easing the financial burden of travel.