Why Galway

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.”