LONDON, 17-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Experian today announced that it has been recognised as a ‘Future Champion’ at the National Business Awards 2014 in the UK. As finalists in The Santander Corporate Citizenship Award, Experian was commended for how it uses its people, data and technology to foster innovation that delivers social impact within its communities around the world.
Highlighting the role of business in addressing social challenges and improving the communities in which they operate, this award recognises those achieving the greatest impact by aligning corporate citizenship with commercial objectives.
Chris Clark, Managing Director, UK&I and EMEA, Experian: “Through our skills and knowledge, we are able to make a more sustainable difference to peoples’ lives in our local communities. This combination of innovation and our peoples’ talents means that we are able to address some of the biggest challenges facing financially vulnerable people in the UK and Ireland and around the world. It is a source of great pride that our work in this important area is recognised by the National Business Awards.”
The National Business Awards judges, said: “We commend Experian for its ambition to address financial inclusion using its big data technology and the positive potential of its impact amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK and overseas.”
In the last year, Experian has launched a pioneering new global programme to encourage colleagues to bid for funding to create commercial products that help improve peoples’ financial lives. 12 projects have been funded, ranging from new ways to identify and help millions of people in India gain access to vital services, through to an online portal allowing 2m Brazilians to understand and renegotiate debts direct with their lenders.
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Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2014 was US$4.8 billion. Experian employs approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.