Ferrovial has announced the projects it will be supporting through its Social Responsibility programme Stronger Together (Juntos Sumamos). This new edition of the programme, which again sees participation by both company and employees, has raised €106,282.34. This amount will fully fund initiatives by Manos Unidas (€50,000) and the NGO Fontilles (€15,676), as well as a project submitted by Aldeas Infantiles [Children’s Villages] SOS Spain (€40,606.34).
The Stronger Together ProgrammeThis social programme has been running since 2005, and is evidence of the commitment shared by Ferrovial and its employees to improve the living conditions of socially vulnerable persons. The programme funds international development projects, projects for the conservation of natural capital and biodiversity, and social projects in Spain. The programme budget is made up of payroll giving by Ferrovial employees, plus an amount donated by the company to match employee donations, in effect doubling the volume of funds. Ferrovial employees vote on the internet to decide what projects will be selected for funding.
Projects selected for this new edition
- Improvement, refurbishment and provision of equipment for the medical centre in Bonneau (Haiti) – Manos Unidas
- Eradication of leprosy and improvement in the quality of life of people affected by leprosy in Bangalore (India) – NGO Fontilles
- New day-care centre for vulnerable children and families at risk of social exclusion and conflict in Málaga – Aldeas Infantiles SOS Spain [SOS Children’s Villages]