Our Ethical Value Proposition
We at Bannigan Communications follow a code of ethics that stresses honesty and integrity above all else. In today’s interconnected world, everything matters to everything else. What we are is a composite of our daily decisions, thoughts and actions, large and small. The truth matters. Loyalty matters. Lies matter. Relationships matter. Values matter. If these concepts resonate with you, you’re in the right place.
We believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities that allow us to conduct our business, and we do so as part of our business strategy – by volunteering in our local communities, mentoring young professionals, and favoring socially-responsible clients.
We donate 15% of our profits to worthwhile causes related to disadvantaged children, making clean drinking water available to the underprivileged, microloans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, and others.
Our key values include: integrity, honesty, objectivity and ethical practices in all that we do – with our clients, our strategic PR associates, and the communities to which we reach out.
The Dempsey Center provides Quality of Life care for individuals and families impacted by cancer. Founded in Lewiston, Maine by actor Patrick Dempsey, the Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic and integrated approach to cancer prevention, education and support. All services are provided at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances or where they receive their medical treatment.
Bannigan Communications is proud to sponsor colleagues taking part in the Dempsey Challenge, a a two-day, non-competitive run, walk, cycle fundraiser which champions the spirit of celebration and culture of paying it forward, all hosted in actor Patrick Dempsey’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine. Every dollar raised by Challenge participants benefits the Dempsey Centers.
Other Bannigan Communications donations and links to learn how to contribute and make a difference:
Housing Works: Housing Works, Inc. is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/ AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crisis of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, providing lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain these efforts.Bannigan Communications is firmly committed to supporting this and all organizations and causes that contribute to a more compassionate, ethical, and sane planet for us all to live on peacefully and respectfully.
Translators Without Borders: aims to close the language gaps that hinder critical humanitarian efforts by connecting non-profit humanitarian organizations with a volunteer community of professional translators, building language translation capacity at the local level and raising awareness globally about language barriers.for more information. If you’d also like to volunteer your linguistic talents, visit their website at: www.translatorswithoutborders.org.
Orange Babies: a charity that supports mother and babies with HIV in Africa. They strive to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to their unborn children and they provide shelter and services to orphans and other vulnerable children suffering from the consequences of HIV.
DB Mothers and Friends: This organization aims to reduce waste in Hong Kong, by recycling and redistributing gently used items, while employing low-income workers to carry out the move jobs. The donated items help underprivileged families live more comfortable lives, both in Hong Kong and surrounding countries.
Save Elephant Foundation: http://www.saveelephant.org/ – a Thai non-profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations.
Southeastern Guide Dogs: www.guidedogs.org – this non-profit creates and nurtures partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs in the US. They also provide service dogs for veterans with PTSD and facility therapy dogs that live with staff members and at military healthcare facilities.
Operation Smile: www.operationsmile.org –an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund: The Relief Fund, set up in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy brought unthinkable devastation to parts of New Jersey, USA, sought to provide long-term recovery measures after the storm.
Kiva: www.kiva.com – an international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
Bethany House: http://www.bethanyhousenet.org –provides “shelter” homes and services for single, expectant women and their future babies in the US
Heifer Organization: www.heifer.org
Community of Sant’Egidio: http://www.santegidio.org/index.php?&idLng=1064
Ubuntu Education Fund: http://www.ubuntufund.org/
Treatment Advocacy Center: http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/
Seva Foundation: www.seva.org
Ghe Pel Ling Istituto Studi di Buddhismo Tibetano: http://www.gpling.org/
Dhamma Atala Vipassana Centre: http://www.atala.dhamma.org/pub/en/index.php
World Food Program’s Free Rice initiative: http://www.wfp.org/videos/freerice-not-your-average-trivia-game
“Only Progress that is Ethical is Genuine”