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Corporate Social Responsibility

The term corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to practices and policies undertaken by corporations that are intended to have a positive influence on the world. The key idea behind CSR is for corporations to pursue other pro-social objectives, in addition to maximizing profits.

We understand that CSR is an important element for many companies in Galway, it provides the opportunity to acknowledge the responsibility of businesses to engage with the Community of #OurGalway.
As evidence suggests, CSR is increasingly important. It can bring benefits in terms of risk management, customer relationships, human resource management, and innovation capacity.

See a list of some of Galway’s charities here.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and we do our best to update continuously.

“Medtronic has had a presence in Galway for over 40 years and the Medtronic Mission serves as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world. Tenet 6 of the Mission is ‘To maintain good citizenship as a company’ and Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation have always actively supported employee engagement with charitable organisations to benefit the underserved, in the community where employees live and work. Medtronic employees take great pride in the work that they do in our community, including hands on volunteering, skills based volunteering and fundraising.

Over the years we have sung, danced, acted and shared our time and talents with passion and a sense of fun to improve the quality of life for others.

We work continuously to identify opportunities to improve our community.”


“At Avaya, we recognize we have a unique opportunity to have positive social, environmental and economic impact through our employees, customers, solutions and services. We call this our Corporate Responsibility.

Avaya Social responsibility is focused on significant Charity initiatives with key Galway and national charities over many years. Additionally, Avaya has run an Employee Activation Program (EAP) for the past 8 years specifically targeted at getting long term unemployed people back into the It Job market, through a training and internship program. Avaya engage actively with schools, bringing IT and coding skills to primary students across Galway, through Coderdojo courses. Avaya actively works with 3rd Level Universities on assisting with course design and content, as well as offering many students industry based work Internships.”

“At Boston Scientific, our mission is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions.  With that commitment to improve the health of patients around the world, comes a responsibility to the communities where we operate.  Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy underpins all our business practices.” James Lyons, VP Operations at Boston Scientific Galway.

Established in Galway in 1994, Boston Scientific cares deeply about connecting with the local community where our employees live and work. For example, our employees have raised over €2.5 million for local charities, demonstrating our caring core values.  We support and sponsor the education and development of students in local schools and colleges.  Through our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we empower people to work together and advance possibilities through our focus on health, education and caring for communities.

Now more than ever, we recognise that we have a responsibility to lead by example, as a business and as members of the local community and work together to deliver a healthier tomorrow for all.

For information on careers at Boston Scientific, visit Boston Scientific Careers