Orlando, Feb. 15, 2011
global communications company embraces corporate social responsibility commitment for Central Floridians with disabilities
On February 9, 350 Orange Business Services employees from across the Americas donated their time, energy and creativity to help renovate the facilities of Quest’s Camp Thunderbird, a retreat in Apopka, FL dedicated to providing a real summer camp experience for children and adults with special needs, such as autism.
Orange Business Services participates in a local philanthropic activity near the location of its annual Americas kick-off meeting. This year volunteers worked together at Camp Thunderbird to renovate campsite dorms, paint and clean playground equipment, cut new trails, raise perimeter barriers, build new benches and elevated garden boxes, and create arts and crafts items for the children and adults of the camp.
“It’s wonderful to see a major international company like Orange Business Services facilitate these renovations and show such a strong commitment to both our campers and our mission in general,” said Rob Cage, Director, Quest’s Camp Thunderbird. “The generosity shown by Orange Business Services will ensure a traditional camp experience for those with special needs for years to come. The memories and experiences they take home will be invaluable.”
One of the key priorities in the Orange Business Services strategy is to be a caring and socially responsible employer. It has a long history in the care and support of people with special needs. Twenty years ago, the Orange Foundation was established to improve the quality of life for those suffering from the effects of autism. The foundation’s contributions include research funding, training care providers, and the development of educational and cultural activities.
”Orange Business Services is a multinational communications company with operations around the world, but we believe in the power of community,” said Diana Einterz, senior vice president, Americas, Orange Business Services. “With privilege comes responsibility. Our work to help the campers of Quest’s Camp Thunderbird is emblematic of our corporate ambition to facilitate human connections and exemplifes the compassionate initiatives we conduct all over the world.”
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world’s largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of Best Global Operator at the World Communication Awards. Learn more at www.orange-business.com
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. With more than 131 million customers, the Orange brand covers internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. At the end of 2009, France Telecom had sales of 44.8 billion euros (33.7 billion euros for the first nine months of 2010). At Sept. 30, 2010, the Group had a total customer base of 203 million customers in 32 countries. These include 144.5 million mobile customers and 13.3 million broadband Internet (ADSL, FTTH) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, “conquests 2015”, Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group’s ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE, news, filings) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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