Landmark launches new charity partnership with MapAction

Landmark Information Group (the leading provider of property related geo-spatial and environmental information) is launching a new partnership with humanitarian aid charity, MapAction, which will run throughout 2012. Under the partnership, Landmark is making a corporate donation of £2,500 and whilst also organising a range of fund-raising activites to help MapAction get aid to where it is needed most. MapAction will also work closely with Landmark to explore ways that its employees can contribute their skills to help people affected by disasters. 

MapAction is a charity that maps life-saving information about disaster situations so that aid agencies can target relief efforts effectively to help those in greatest need. It is the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) anywhere in the world with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team, often within a few hours of an alert.

Stephen Stout, Landmark CEO says: "Landmark Information Group recognises that business is about more than profit and commercial gain, therefore also about being corporately and socially responsible as a member body in the local and global community. Our investment in MapAction brings our core business in alignment with vitally important charitable work where, in this case, maps save lives."

Chloe Browitt, Head of Fundraising at MapAction says: "MapAction volunteers are on standby 24/7 to respond to any humanitarian emergency anywhere in the world, so it's very reassuring to know that Landmark are committed to supporting us over the coming year.

Our aim is for Landmark employees to have a great time working with us. Their energy and enthusiasm will help MapAction to save lives and minimise suffering when a disaster strikes."

More information about MapAction can be found in Landmark's CR Policy. 



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