Allstate Northern Ireland (ANI) is the largest information technology (IT) company in Northern Ireland. It employs more than 2,000 people in Belfast, Londonderry and Strabane. Established in 1999, the company is Allstate’s largest outsource provider and a major center for software development and technical support for Allstate’s U.S. and Canadian operations. From its inception, ANI has built a culture of corporate responsibility with a commitment to community, the environment and people.
ANI’s Key Corporate Responsibility Initiatives
X the TXT Northern Ireland
ANI took the title of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards. ANI’s entry was based on its “X the TXT — Don’t Text & Drive” campaign, which has reached more than 100 schools in the past two years, as well as a wider audience through a multimedia competition on Cool FM. ANI works in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Department of the Environment on the campaign, with both organizations providing funding — a clear reflection of the program’s quality. The event’s judges were impressed by how ANI has contributed to the local economy. Said one judge: “Allstate’s ‘X the TXT — Don’t Text & Drive’ campaign sets the standard for good corporate social responsibility. It shows that when a business uses its unique skills in partnership with others, it can really make a difference in its community. There were other admirable campaigns, but Allstate embedded this campaign seamlessly and made a remarkable impact.”
X the TXT — Don't Text & Drive campaign has reached more than 100 schools in the past two years.
Special Olympics Ulster’s Annual Collection
In April 2012, ANI supported the Special Olympics Ulster Annual Collection Day by collecting funds to support the sports charity‘s work in the Ulster region as part of the wider Special Olympics Ireland Annual Collection Day.
Investing in Employees’ Health & Well-Being
Allstate Northern Ireland received the Investors in People Health & Well-Being Award, which recognizes the time and resources that Allstate invests in health and well-being strategies, initiatives and activities. Golf, badminton, soccer, yoga, surfing and cycling are just some of the sports clubs Allstate Northern Ireland employees can take advantage of as they pursue a healthy work-life balance.
Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
Belfast Telegraph Business Awards: Outstanding Business of the Year
Total fund-raising: $75,000+
Investors in People: Gold Award
Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards: Right Place to Work Award
The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards: Work Life and Well-Being Award
Translink Corporate Challenge
Big Tick Winner — Business in the Community Awards — Ways2Work Award, in recognition of ANI’s commitment to driving real behavioral change by promoting sustainable travel as part of its corporate responsibility targets