Socially Responsible Company

Wild Manta is proud to be a Socially Responsible Company

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


What is a “Socially Responsible Company”? Socially responsible companies use their position and resources for something more than pleasing their shareholders and increasing their bottom line. They operate on a business model that focuses on social change, sharing its success with their local and global communities.

Wild Manta, LLC is a locally owned and operated applied research company. We are built on the foundation of "community educating and helping community". While we are technologists, we believe that people are our most important resource and that when we hide behind technology, it becomes easy to de-humanize people and have them become servants of machines versus the other way around. We also believe that our children are our most valuable non-renewable resource. Every life, every brain, every soul is unique and has infinite value and should be treated with the utmost respect and fostered for growth. We are teachers. We are learners. We are a community. While we are not a registered non-profit for many reasons, we do not seek to profit from our business. We seek to serve and choose to pour our resources back into our community for the betterment of our collective future.


Our Social Responsibility Commitments

- Livable Wage - We are committed to paying all employees a minimum livable wage of $15/hour

- Working Conditions - We are commuted to establishing working conditions that are devoid of hostility, intimidation, harassment of any kind, and bullying

- Volunteer-ism - We are committed to participating in the growth of our community and providing services that assist in achieving community objectives

- Recycling - We are committed to recycling and avoiding use of hazardous chemicals and processes where alternatives are available

- Humanitarian - We are committed to treating every vendor, customer, and employee with the dignity deserving of human beings

- Outreach - We are committed to hosting community events and/or one-on-one sessions to help fellow citizens

- Learning - We are commuted to learning from our community and our heritage so we can become better citizens

- Teaching - We are commuted to sharing our knowledge and experience with others through mentoring

- Activism - We are commuted to being a part of our local political system so we can fulfill the obligation that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"

Some of our participation in our community

- Board of Advisors, Florida Tech College of Engineering

- Board Member, Founders Forum for startup business

- Certified HUBZone small business

- Founding Member of Legacy Angel Network, a network for providing seed level funding to CSR startups       

- Uncompensated board member to multiple local startup companies

- Pro-bono advisory sessions with startup businesses

- Taught over 100 classes to local community children on innovation, creativity, preparing for college, and SAT prep

- Helped create the Brevard Cultural Alliance outdoor sculpture program. Hosted first sculpture

- Provided facility to showcase local artists and artisans

- Donated pallets of school supplies to Appalachian Title 1 schools

- Donated school supplies to Brevard County Title 1 schools

- Sponsored creation of "History of Melbourne" book and delivered to Brevard County Schools

- Volunteered at numerous art festivals and community events

- Multi-year sponsor of the Christmas Extravaganza

- Coordinated and held local Home School convention along with arranging for speakers

- Entered MOU with Brevard Public Schools to develop a classroom camera system

- Donated services for economic development

- Helped found dozens of companies in the local community

- Coordinated multi-company proposal for SBA grant for Regional Innovation Cluster

- Support local college students in their senior projects

- Provided fee-free meeting places for non-profits and church plants

- Provided forum for political candidates to hold fund-raisers and hold town halls

- Helped in writing the bi-laws for the Town of Grant-Valkaria

- Hosted Chamber of Commerce Events

- Donated supplies for mission trips to Haiti and Native American reservation

- Supported local Brevard Public Schools Drone League

- Supported TedX talk at the Space Center

- Designed Manufacturer Recognition Award for MASC

- Supported local Maker Faire through activities for young minds

- Spoke at numerous conferences on innovation, creativity, intellectual property, corporate governance

- Helped start and donated the first Friendship Bench promoting anti-bullying

- Held 4th of July patriot day and hosted mock trial to help educate children on the court system