Donaldson Group joins Tech for Good Alliance

Graham Johnston

TIMBER specialist Donaldson Group has announced it has joined the Tech for Good Alliance, which enables businesses to harness technology to improve inclusion, equity and sustainability while developing tech skills.

Harnessing the tech skills of volunteers, the group’s first project with Fife Young Carers will improve the charity’s reach and impact.

The Tech for Good Alliance was launched by not-for-profit organisation Scottish Tech Army. As part of the alliance, the Donaldson Group will provide support for third sector organisations through skilled volunteering, access to technology, and financial support to drive positive change.

Partnering with Fife Young Carers, a charity that supports local children and young people who care for family members who are ill or have a disability, volunteers will develop a new website and deliver marketing support. The project forms part of the Donaldson Group’s commitment to creating a ‘positive, responsible future’ for its people, partners, and communities.

Graham Johnston, CEO of the Donaldson Group’s retail & distribution division, said, “The group wants to always do good and by joining the Tech for Good Alliance, we can give back and create a positive impact for the communities we serve. At the same time, our colleagues and the rest of the business can gain new skills and learn from working with different organisations and technologies.

“We continue to lead the industry by embracing innovation and growing our tech function across IT and e-commerce. We look forward to using our unique skills to support Fife Young Carers as well as other third sector organisations and local communities.”

Alistair Forbes, founding director and CEO at Scottish Tech Army, added, “We are delighted to welcome The Donaldson Group as a member of the Tech for Good Alliance – the company is a great example of a forward-thinking and innovative manufacturing and distribution business. The company’s e-commerce marketplace has been widely recognised as a market-leading platform and it is great to see this innovative mindset extending into the use of the skills of its team to drive social benefit, helping to bring to life its vision of creating a positive, responsible future for its people, partners and communities.”

As a volunteer for the Scottish Tech Army, Graham Johnston is hosting the 2024 Tech for Good Summit which takes place on 25 April.