Two community focused events offer support
This summer, two community focused activities took place at Wolters Kluwer Spain. For the second consecutive year, Wolters Kluwer employees participated in Trailwalker, a fundraising walk of 100 kilometers organized by the non-governmental organization Oxfam Intermon. This walk must be completed in less than 32 hours. It was carried out in Madrid and Catalonia with two different Wolters Kluwer teams taking part, The Trailwolters and The Walking WKE’s. In total, the teams collected €3,500. All the money collected will be invested in several humanitarian projects around the world, such as increasing education opportunities in Indonesia or strengthening fair trade in Nicaragua.
The second initiative was an idea suggested by one of our employees anonymously internally and took place at the four main offices placed in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valencia. Operación Kilo, a well known Spanish project, encourages people to collaborate against hunger by donating non-perishable food. Wolters Kluwer Spain focused on children that have access to a meal through the school canteens who during the year, but in summer are left with nothing. Wolters Kluwer carefully selected the destination of the collected food to maximize the reach. These included summer camps, parishes and not-for-profit organizations, which even sent a list with the most needed nourishment for the type of situation they dealt with. Wolters Kluwer Spain ended up collecting more than 400 kilograms of food.
Wherever we work, Wolters Kluwer employees are part of the community. Promoting initiatives that improve those communities’ quality of life is an important part of our involvement in the world as a whole. Our employees’ skills and our services deliver solutions that aim to improve the quality of life of people in local communities.