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Social responsibility

Together, we can help our Irish communities thrive.

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Our commitment

Social responsibility is the idea that a business contributes to society in positive ways. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a full and healthy life. Our focus on social responsibility is a key part of how we can help make it happen.

We fund a range of education programmes, including scholarships and mentoring in the North West and the Greater Dublin area. We are proud to support local charities doing important community work — from mental health support to blood transport volunteers — through donations and volunteering.

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How we are making a positive difference

Our local community engagement focuses on creating opportunities for people to develop their potential and give back.



More than €250,000 donated to charities every year

We have supported blood transportation charity BloodBikes and Alone and Pieta House for those experiencing homelessness and mental distress in Ireland.


More than 80% of our team volunteers their time

Since 2019, our team members have dedicated their time to helping local causes.


Employee contributions matched, euro for euro

The United Health Foundation matches Optum employee contributions, euro for euro, to nearly all charitable organisations, doubling their impact. Additionally, employees can earn a charitable grant after completing 30 hours of volunteer time.

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Engaging our communities

We are proud to be a long-standing contributor to our local community. Through corporate donations and employee volunteering efforts, we support dozens of amazing Irish charities.


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Offering scholarships and mentoring

Our social responsibility also involves funding a range of education programmes, including scholarships and mentoring programmes in the North West. We are proud to help support Ireland’s next generation of health care and technology talent.


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Developing a diverse and inclusive workforce

We are helping to shape Ireland’s next generation of technology talent, including young women who are often under-represented in tech roles. The Ireland Health Care Scholarship Program supports people in County Donegal access college and university education in health in partnership with LYIT, NUI Galway and Ulster University.

We work with schools and school leavers to promote STEM careers, including funding a year-long certified coding programme at Loreto Secondary School — Letterkenny’s largest girls' school — and running careers sessions for female final-year students to help encourage them to consider tech as an option.