We stand firmly with Ukraine. Our hearts are heavy with concern for the Ukrainian people as they struggle for care and safety as a result of this horrific invasion. We hope very much for a swift restoration of peace in the country. At OutSystems, we believe in the power of community and action. We are encouraging and engaging with our Community to take action in this time of great humanitarian need.
The OutSystems community has come together to do what they do best — build applications that make a difference for individuals and organizations. In the days following the invasion of Ukraine, members of our Community worked together to launch the We Help Ukraine initiative using the OutSystems platform. This global, community-led initiative connects Ukrainian refugees with support for housing, transportation, medical aid, legal services, and more.
To inspire our Community to create additional projects that support the Ukrainian people and refugees globally, we have launched the Build for Peace initiative. The program aims to unite the entire OutSystems ecosystem — including developers, customers, partners, and employees — to work together to build applications, volunteer skills, and provide job assistance, mentoring, and training to refugees around the world.
The OutSystems Community is known for creating applications to support critical and immediate needs. With the Build for Peace initiative, we are encouraging and supporting our community to act:
- Turn your ideas into apps that make a difference
- Volunteer your skills and we will match you with ongoing projects
- Sign up to train and/or mentor refugees and we will match you with people in need
- Let us know where you would like to help simply by contacting us through email@example.com or by joining the Slack space.
As a global company, our customers, partners, employees, and contractors are located around the world. We do not have direct employees in Ukraine, but do have a few contractors in the country. We remain in close contact and support these team members. We strongly condemn Russia’s actions against Ukraine. We made the decision three years ago to cease business with Russian organizations, and therefore do not anticipate any impact on our business.
We are continuously and carefully monitoring the situation in Ukraine and have taken the appropriate actions to protect and secure our platform as well as our customers’ data and infrastructure. We are also working closely with all third-party service providers to ensure appropriate security and data protection measures are being taken. OutSystems does not expect disruptions in the support services or infrastructures for our customers.
OutSystems is a company with compassion, tolerance, diversity, and respect at its core. We lean on our values to guide our decisions and actions, and the actions we’re putting forward in support of Ukraine are critically important to our employees. We are matching our employee donations to approved charities that support this dire humanitarian need. We will continue to monitor the events as they unfold, and hope for a peaceful resolution for the people of Ukraine and impacted communities around the world.
We will always stand up for our beliefs and encourage others to do the same. We can make a difference in the lives of people in great need. Now is the time for us to put our compassion, creativity, talents, and resources together to make a difference.