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ACCIONA and its 2,000 volunteers on International Volunteer Day 2015

04/12/2015

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!

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