HPE employees are each awarded 60 paid work hours per year to take time out of the business day and volunteer in whatever capacity suits them best. Some folks form teams and spend full or half days on each project, while others choose to take an individual initiative, spending an hour or two at a time on each task.
The HPE Foundation’s program “Matter to a Million” is a multi-year partnership agreement that gives employees the opportunity to offer $25 microloans to entrepreneurs around the world. Recipients are personally selected and have a 98% repayment rate. The company finds that these projects create an unparalleled level of engagement in the company’s culture of giving back to the community.