Corporate Social Responsibility
(Encore’s 2016 Global Volunteer Day video)
Encore Capital Group seeks to develop long-term, collaborative social solutions that create a collective benefit for the communities in which we live and work for our employees, our shareholders and our company.
Our approach to corporate social responsibility is shaped by the same goals, strategies and accountabilities that drive all areas of our business. As a financial services firm, we are in the unique position to help consumers and communities through economic empowerment.
In 2013, Encore Capital launched our global Corporate Social Responsibility program, which demonstrates our company’s commitment to support our employees and communities through volunteerism, financial donations and strategic nonprofit partnerships.
To date, Encore has
• Donated more than $800,000 globally to support nonprofits in our communities that offer a path to dignity and financial self-sufficiency by providing education opportunities, job skills training and basic needs services such as affordable housing and access to food
• Supported our workforce in volunteering their time and talents to organizations in need. Our employees have provided over 9,000 hours of community service globally and Encore has complemented these efforts through volunteer grants and matching financial donations up to $2,500 per employee annually.
• Created a first-of-its-kind for the debt collection industry Community College Scholarship program which has supported over 40 community colleges across the United States by awarding $1,000 scholarships to help deserving students achieve their degree and secure a more stable financial future
• Continued our engagement as a national partner with Jump$tart, a coalition of organizations advocating for financial literacy standards for K-12 students, so that everyone starts their financial life with a baseline of economic skills