SGRE Impact fuels employees passion to make a difference
Real help to our communities
With nine projects that will improve the lives of an estimated 450,000 people across eight countries, the fourth edition of SGRE Impact, has its work cut out. But with employees who truly care about the projects they nominated and are working with non-profit organization partners that are closely involved with these local communities, this global initiative is poised to deliver meaningful social impact
In the United States, Brazil, India and the UK, the projects focus on children’s education, addressing inequities, providing vocational training, or exposing them to STEM or the climate action. These education-related projects are expected to improve the lives of more than 7,600 children across these countries.
This year also reflects today’s reality - in response to the pandemic, Spain’s ‘Plan Sumamos Salud + Economia’ proposes setting up a massive testing facility to protect the local community by identifying and isolating COVID-positive cases quickly, free of cost to potentially 7,000 people.
Most of these projects are scheduled to run for a period of 12 months and more than half the projects will require some form of volunteering from Siemens Gamesa’s employees in these countries.
Volunteers identify with these causes closely and want to invest their time and energy to improve the lives of those less privileged. Take the ‘Bokatas – fighting homelessness’ project. During the year, 12 volunteers will spend time with 650 homeless people in Madrid offer them food and invite them to the NGO’s center where they can clean up; this is much needed at a time when the pandemic has forced closure of public sanitation amenities, and people, particularly the homeless, are struggling with solitude.