Progress for Tomorrow

Progress for Tomorrow

Giving back to the communities we serve

We strive to conduct business in ways that will have a positive impact on our employees, customers, partners, stockholders and the communities we serve. As an organization, we believe it is important to consider the social and environmental impact of everything we do today and how it could affect the future.

We, at Progress, strongly condemn all forms of racism, discrimination and inhumanity. We are committed to supporting organizations around the world that align with these principals. That is why we’ve taken the steps of donating $100,000 to charities in support of eradicating racial and social injustice, domestic violence and child endangerment.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis affecting communities around the world, Progress has donated $100,000 to organizations on the front lines battling this epidemic in North America, EMEA and Asia.

We believe that it is incumbent upon us to consider the social and environmental impact of our business activities and to create social and corporate value for the benefit of the communities we serve. Read our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report.

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program consists of three primary areas of focus:

Our People and Policies:
Inclusion, Diversity and
Human Rights

We are committed to respecting human rights. We strive to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone.

Our Communities:
Charitable Giving, Volunteering and Philanthropy

Boston to Sofia to Hyderabad to beyond, Progressers actively engage in the global community. Charitable giving and lending a helping hand are values we embrace in order to create an even greater impact in our communities.

Our World:
Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to protecting and preserving the world in which we live, work and play, and to promoting initiatives and policies that will not only benefit us today, but for generations to come.

Charitable giving, volunteering and philanthropy

The Progress Morrisville, NC office recently hosted its first, but certainly not last, Brown Bag Ministry Volunteer Event where about 30 employees gathered to make brown bag lunches for the homeless and hungry in nearby Wake and Durham counties.

Charitable giving, volunteering and philanthropy

Our Bedford and Waltham, MA offices hold an annual Wish Tree event in support of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, a state government agency dedicated to keeping children safe from abuse and neglect. Each year, Progressers fill a truck with numerous gifts they purchased for children in MA.

Progressers celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in our Hyderabad and Bangalore, India offices. They participated in fun competitions and activities like Dandiya (Indian folk dance), Rangoli (traditional Indian art), pottery, and Mehendi (floral patterns on hands).

Charitable giving, volunteering and philanthropy

The EMEA Renewals & COM team members in Rotterdam got together over the summer to support Stichting Jarige Job, an organization in the Netherlands committed to helping children celebrate their birthdays. The team packed 264 birthday boxes and attached 365 labels for delivery in one afternoon, providing hundreds of kids smiles and laughter on their birthdays.

Charitable giving, volunteering and philanthropy

Progressers in our Sofia office participating in Tech Run BG in support of Teach For Bulgaria (TFB), which envisions a future where every child in Bulgaria has access to quality education, regardless of their socio-economic status or place of residence.

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Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM

We're excited to announce the first recipient of the Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM! Congratulations to Kaya Dorogi, graduate of the Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts, who received this honor based on her academic achievement and her interest and experiences in STEM.

Meet Kaya

Mary Székely (pronounced: “See-kay”),
fourth founder, first employee and lead software engineer for more than 30 years

Inclusion, Diversity and Human Rights

We continually seek ways to further embed Inclusion and Diversity through our culture, processes and employee experience. We support appreciation of differences through education and events and maximize engagement of diverse employee populations through groups like Progress for Her.

Progress is committed to upholding human rights. Our Human Rights Statement can be found HERE.

Charitable Giving, Volunteering and Philanthropy

We are dedicated to making an impact in our communities and actively support organizations that align closely with who we are and what we do, such as those focused on STEM education. Progressers give generously of their time and drive fundraising efforts to support causes they are passionate about.

In 2020, we will announce the first recipient of the Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM, in honor of the company’s first employee who had a passion for math and science and blazed new trails as one of the first developers in the company at a time when women in technology were rare.

Environmental Sustainability

We continually work to implement sustainable practices that minimize harm and maximize benefit to the environment, to develop a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability, and to implement strategies and methods that preserve and improve the quality of human life. For example, we recently completed the replacement of several of our company vehicles with electric vehicles, the installation of electric charging stations at our facilities and the installation of a “white roof” at our corporate headquarters in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards

Progress for Tomorrow

To get involved or learn more about Progress for Tomorrow, please contact: csr@progress.com