- December 5th, is the day chosen by the United Nations in 1985 as the International Volunteer Day.
ACCIONA, with 3,000 participants in its Corporate Volunteer Program, adds on this day to honor all those who are committed to improving the world and promoting sustainable development.
ACCIONA celebrates the International Volunteer Day with initiatives aligned in its Social Action Plan, as defined in its Sustainability Master Plan , to promote a culture of collaboration and solidarity to sensitize staff about the needs of other social groups. In total, ACCIONA volunteers have dedicated more than 28,000 hours to the community service.
Among the Corporate Volunteering Programme promoted by ACCIONA, we highlight the Light at Home Programme, organized by ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation, which uses solar home systems to provide electricity in isolated rural communities in Oaxaca (Mexico) or Cajamarca (Peru).
ACCIONA's Volunteer Day which, in five years since it was created, has inspired more than 1,980 of the company's employees to give sustainability workshops to close to 39,000 children aged 7 to 11, in 18 countries, teaching them about climate change, efficient use of water and energy, etc.
Another annual event in which ACCIONA's corporate volunteers participate is Let's Donate!, a campaign to collect food for the Food Bank, and toys for the Spanish Red Cross.
At the same time, highlight the initiatives promoted by Princesa of Girona Foundation and Exit Foundation, aimed to improve the employability of young people from difficult environments, and where more than 160 volunteers have participated, in the last three years.
Thanks to all for your collaboration!