Updated April 27 2022:
Following our initial response to the Russian government-led invasion on Ukraine outlined below, we have now decided to fully withdraw from doing business in Russia as the situation escalates with continued violation of human rights and acts of violence witnessed.
Specifically, we will not pursue any new business in Russia and will terminate relationships with existing Russian-based customers and partners as soon as feasible to do so.
We strongly condemn the actions of the Russian government and our focus and thoughts continue to be with the citizens of Ukraine. With that in mind, we have also since communicated our desire to fast-track displaced Ukrainians with open roles at Scandit. More details can be found here.
As the war on Ukraine by the Russian government continues to escalate with devastating effects on millions of innocent people, we wanted to share our response to the situation. We strongly condemn the actions of the Russian government for their invasion of Ukraine and the unnecessary acts of violence we have all witnessed.
Our focus is on supporting the citizens of Ukraine and those around us who have been impacted by this situation, including our employees, customers, and partners. With that in mind, we have come together to take the following actions.
To help support the people of Ukraine, Scandit is donating up to $300,000 USD for humanitarian aid. This donation is made up of a direct donation of $100,000 USD to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which will provide humanitarian relief to the families and children affected by this conflict both in Ukraine and surrounding areas. In addition, Scandit is matching donations by our people to the following organizations:
Many people in our global team share our desire to support and help the people of Ukraine in any way possible. To encourage and enable as much assistance as possible, we are also providing each employee with two volunteering days to support relief efforts for the Ukrainian people, and using each of our offices as coordination points to collect essential supplies.
We continue to provide internal support to all team members, whether impacted directly or indirectly, and are taking measures to ensure their ongoing safety.
Although business concerns are secondary in such situations, we have decided to stop doing business with any companies that are Russian government-owned, in addition to those sanctioned by the international community.
Our focus today remains on providing humanitarian support to all those affected by the situation, and we encourage everyone to make a positive contribution to the lives and freedom of those in Ukraine. The thoughts of all of us at Scandit are with those affected by this devastating situation.