December 5th, is the day chosen by the United Nations in 1985 as the International Volunteer Day.
ACCIONA, with 2,000 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 Sustainability Master Plan 2015, 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 20,000 hours to the community service.
Among the Corporate Volunteering Programme promoted by ACCIONA, we highlight the Light at Home Programme, organized by the 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 the four years since it was created, has inspired more than 1,300 of the company's employees to give sustainability workshops to close to 24,000 children aged 7 to 11, in 11 countries, to teaching them about climate change, efficient use of water and energy, etc.
Muzú project: Constructing Stories is an initiative launched by ACCIONA Construction workers in Colombia. Contractors and suppliers who are carrying out the tasks of sanitary and storm sewer in the Muzú district, in Bogota, selflessly created a tale book for children disowning copyrights with the aim of raising money for social causes:
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, baby food and school materials for the Spanish Red Cross.
Thanks to all for your collaboration!