Today is the day chosen by the United Nations in 1985 as the International Volunteer Day 2014 (#IVD2014). ACCIONA, with 1,200 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 International Volunteer Day with initiatives such as the 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 15,000 hours to the community service.
Projects include Light at Home Programme, organized by the acciona.org 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 three years since it was created, has inspired more than 900 of the company's employees to give sustainability workshops to close to 18,000 children aged 7 to 11, in 11 countries, with a view to 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, baby food and school materials for the Spanish Red Cross.