Community initiatives in Europe
In the UK, staff across our offices were involved in fund raising activities for local charities in 2019 including contributing to food banks and providing 60 Christmas hampers for children moving from care into their own homes.
In the Netherlands, our colleagues collected winter coats for the homeless in Eindhoven and joined a waste collection competition at Utrecht station which gathered 142 kg waste. Our team won the golden stick after picking up 50 kg of waste in 45 minutes. The competition was organised by the Green Business Club Utrecht Central (described in section 'Working together on a sustainable and livable Utrecht Central'). During the annual team day held for our Mission Critical Facilities colleagues, they linked up with a charity in Nijmegen dedicated to helping people in the community with practical tasks. They split into two teams to help a family and a single woman redecorate the living rooms in their homes. It was a satisfying day of work which was much appreciated by the households.