Coinciding with the Company Solidarity Day, which the company is participating in and sponsoring for the fourth year running
TODAY IBERDROLA IS HOLDING ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY WITH THE HELP OF OVER 300 EMPLOYEES
- The initiative encompasses professionals working in Spain, the US and the UK who will participate in over 20 organised activities
- Murcia is to host the V Volunteer Event organised by the company in this region. Local employees will spend the day with disabled people
IBERDROLA, as part of its commitment to improving the lives of the people living in the communities where it has business operations, is today holding its first International Volunteer Day. The purpose of this initiative is to channel the charitable spirit of the Group’s employees worldwide into community projects aligned with the Company’s corporate values.
More than 300 employees in Spain, the US and the UK, IBERDROLA’s core operating markets, have signed up for this charitable event. The Company, for its part, has developed 20 projects for them to choose from.
In Spain, IBERDROLA’s first International Volunteer Day is being celebrated simultaneously in Madrid, Bilbao and Valencia. In these cities, participating employees can join, by way of example, a water therapy session for people with disabilities, participate in a project for labelling and classifying fair trade products or work on the rehabilitation of special needs educational centres.
These initiatives are rounded out by the V Volunteer Event in Murcia, at which IBERDROLA professionals employed in the region -in collaboration with the regional government Department of Social Policy, Women’s Affairs and Immigration and the Confederations of Persons with Psychic and Physical Disabilities registered with the CERMI (Spanish Committee of Representative for Persons with Disabilities in the Region of Murcia)-, will engage in recreational and sporting activities with disabled persons.
The Group’s employees in the US can choose, among other initiatives, between preparing a centre for people suffering from cerebral palsy for winter, informing young people of the importance of saving power and gas or collecting food for subsequent donation to food banks operating in the US with which the company collaborates.
The team at IBERDROLA’s UK subsidiary, ScottishPower, will participate in a number of activities including the sorting of items for donation to homeless people, decorating a school in Warrington and developing volunteer jobs in a nature reserve supporting adults with disabilities.
IBERDROLA’s first International Volunteer Day coincides with Spain’s Company Solidarity Day, which the company is participating in and sponsoring for the fourth year running. Organised by the Cooperación Internacional and the Antena 3 Foundation, this event takes place today in Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Seville and Bilbao and will involve over 700 volunteers providing direct assistance to close to 1,600 people.