Doing more good with digital
Our long-standing promise to make sure the power of connectivity benefits our customers and the communities we’re part of.
The focal point of Virgin Media’s sustainability strategy is Doing more good with digital, which we also call ‘Digital for Good’. This is our long-standing promise to make sure the power of connectivity benefits our customers and the communities we’re part of.
Being connected opens up a whole world of opportunities, enabling you to do more, be more and have more fun. From doing your shopping and staying in touch with family, to accessing new ways of working and learning or even sparking major social change, the internet is one of the most powerful tools ever invented. But the people who can benefit the most from connectivity are also the people who are most in need of a helping hand, whether that means learning new skills, getting improved access or enjoying even better technology.
Our ability to keep this promise comes from our unique capabilities – we’re lucky enough to have a brand that has the proven power to inspire people; we have the UK’s fastest widely available broadband network*; and we have over 23,000 passionate people on board and ready to help us make this happen.
We’re engaging with the people and organisations for whom our unique capabilities can make the biggest difference. Right now, this is disabled people and small businesses, who we’re targeting through two programmes:
Virgin Media Pioneers
We’re boosting the UK and Irish economies by creating the opportunities for 100,000 small businesses to grow in the economy through digital. We’re starting with a focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses through our Virgin Media Pioneers programme - an online platform for entrepreneurs and small business founders to get advice, peer-to-peer support and opportunities to grow their business.
Our national charity partnership with Scope
Virgin Media and Scope are collaborating to develop life-changing digital ideas. Through our £1million, two-year partnership with the disability charity Scope, we’ll bring people together to use digital to transform the lives of disabled people and their families through three key projects that have digital at their heart.
Delivering positive change in the communities we serve
To ensure we’re doing more good in communities up and down the country, we’ve recruited nine regional Digital for Good Champions who dedicate 25% of their day job to organising and activating Digital for Good activity locally, and our national charity partnership with Scope regionally. This means they’re busy delivering engaging internal campaigns for the charity events that Virgin Media gets behind, fostering regional support for the small businesses we’re backing through our Pioneers programme, and helping to measure and report on the positive changes we deliver to our customers and communities.
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* Fastest download speeds widely available in the UK to consumers according to 2016 Ofcom report. Ofcom’s review of UK broadband speeds published in March 2016, based on Ofcom November 2015 tests. Virgin Media vs major UK ISPs (average download speeds).
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