How we contribute
In 2017, funds voluntarily allocated to non-profit organizations, or pursuing social goals, amounted to € 12.3 mln.
Our activity, aimed at improving life in the communities in which we operate, is mainly based on:
- financial donations
- donations of goods and services
- time donations: corporate volunteering
Countries operate autonomously: some concentrate resources on a few large initiatives or on a specific issue, others divide them among diversified interventions. In some cases, employees are involved in the choice of organizations to which allocate available resources.
Usually the interventions are managed directly by the companies, while in Austria, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary we use specific local foundations, which operate according to the purposes of the respective statutes.
In January 2017, we joined the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) and started to reclassify our community investments according to their reporting method.
The areas we contributed to in 2017 were:
In 2017, 309 employees were involved in corporate voluntary initiatives, providing 1.546 hours during working time for activities in favor of non-profit organizations.
In 2017, following the launch of The Human Safety Net, we began to promote volunteering among employees and agents around the world.