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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 our duty to consider the social and environmental impact of everything we do today and how it could affect the future.

"We at Food Bank Rotterdam are very pleased with the donation we received from Progress. With this donation we can support about 7,000 families in our region.” (Food Bank Rotterdam)

"We are extremely grateful to Progress for the generous donation to the Emergency Fund for Combating Domestic Violence in the conditions of COVID-19. The fund raised BGN 73,192 and this amount has already been distributed to the Crisis and Counseling Centers across the country.” (Bulgarian Fund for Women)

"We are ever grateful to Progress for your social consciousness and for stepping up as a responsible organization, and showing the willingness and intent to reach out to the adversely affected populations, in this time of crisis that the world faces.” (Swakshatra Home for Children)

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

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 employee resource groups.

Our Human Rights Statement can be found here and our Modern Slavery Statement can be found here.

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.

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.

Progress is a proud supporter of:

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Our People

We are committed to creating a culture where employees feel a strong sense of community and pride. Even while working from home due to COVID-19, the Progress Proud mentality remained strong with activities such as our first Progress’ Got Talent Show, the delivery of Progress care packages, and employee-led conversations around topics like social justice.

Our Communities

Philanthropy and volunteerism are at the core of Progress. Employees receive paid volunteer time and we are constantly looking for charitable giving opportunities in our local communities. In 2020, we announced the first recipient of our Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM and donated a total of $100,000 to organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our World

We are continually working to implement sustainable practices. Our global headquarters earned the ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as of fiscal year 2019, all our vehicles in Bulgaria have been replaced with all-electric models. Also, Progressers receive personalized mugs to reduce our landfill and CO2 impact.

Our 2020 CSR Report

As an organization, we consider it our duty to use our talents, resources and vision to work toward advancing social justice, tolerance and creating a better, more sustainable world. Learn more by reading our 2020 CSR report.

Mary Szekely

Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM

The application process for the 2nd annual Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM is now closed. We will announce the recipient this spring.

More Info Here

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


Progress Software Corporation 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report