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Voluntariado corporativo

Volunteering and solidarity

 

CaixaBank supports the charitable concerns of its employees and, so that they can make their contribution to the implementation of charitable initiatives, it provides them with different options:

  • "la Caixa" Volunteer Association 

"la Caixa" Volunteer Association

Created in 2005 by CaixaBank, the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation and Fundación de la Esperanza in a bid to promote solidarity, cooperation, respect and commitment. Current and retired employees, family members, friends and others that wish to show their solidarity participate in the programme. In 2018:

  • Over 17,500 volunteers *
  • Over 14,500 of volunteers are active CaixaBank Group employees
  • 10,000 actions carried out
  • 1.6 million actions carried out since the start of the programme

* Participate at least once a year in the programme, including Social Week

  • Social weeks 

Social weeks

Initiative in which employees discover the work of the local entities associated with Welfare Projects first-hand through their participation in some of the projects. In 2018:

  • More than 14,000 volunteers
  • 2 social awareness weeks held with the involvement of over 50 provinces and 771 municipalities across all of Spain
  • 5,400 actions carried out locally
  • 28 international activities carried out
  • 51,506 hours of volunteering
  • 98% of volunteers willing to take part again and 2,025 local social welfare entities

  • Employee in Solidarity Programme 

Employee in Solidarity Programme

Employees can take part with a monthly donation, deducted directly from the pay-slip, to the financing of various NGO projects. Currently, employees can choose between:

  • The Integration into Work program of the Red Cross, devoted to integrating into work women who have been victims of gender violence.
  • The Child Vaccination Project of the GAVI Alliance, devoted to immunizing children in poor countries as an instrument to fight poverty.
  • The Project to train entrepreneur women from peasant organizations in Ecuador, promoted by the Foundation MCCH, Maquita Cushunchic.
  • The Food Banks Project, to help feed people who lack economic resources for their most basic necessities.

The “la Caixa” Foundation, through its International Cooperation Area, monitors the projects and safeguards the destination of the contributions made.
 

To promote these initiatives, there is a Solidarity Space on the corporate intranet. This contains information on these programs as well as on other more specific actions, concerning humanitarian catastrophes, which employees can support. Staff can register on the programs from this space, making the procedure easier and quicker.