London, UK – 19 May, 2016 – Six Degrees, the converged technology infrastructure provider, has today announced its “Giving Back Scheme”, whereby Six Degrees employees have the opportunity to get involved with local community projects and gain volunteer experience during their working hours.

The company has pledged to “give back” the equivalent of a Six Degrees employee’s full working year to local communities, equating to 260 days. Every member of staff will have the opportunity to apply for a full or half days “community leave” each year. Six Degrees is openly encouraging all staff to get involved in the local community and volunteering opportunities with their own choice of preferred charities. The Giving Back Scheme will enable employees to better understand organisations that are close to their heart, lending their skills to others while gaining new ones themselves, and ultimately becoming part of something great and new.

Susanna Brown, Director of HR, Six Degrees explains: “In addition to giving valuable time and support to those in our communities who need it most, we recognise that participating in such activities can also help play an important role in employees’ individual personal development. At Six Degrees, we are eager that our employees get the most out of working life.”

The Giving Back initiative will run alongside Six Degrees’ well-established CSR programme, Six Degrees of Hope, through which employees raise money for WeSeeHope. Six Degrees has supported the charity since the company was founded, fundraising through a number of key annual events and individual challenges.