VOLUNTEERING AND SPORTS
We promote the development of society through sport and volunteering, to encourage our employees and society as a whole to have a healthy lifestyle while helping those with fewer resources.
During 2010, we sponsored and organized many sport events with a social goal.
For example, we sponsored the third edition of the Bike tour, in Madrid, to promote clean transportation and fight against addictions and barriers of inequality.
We also sponsored the “Carrera de la Mujer en el Ayuntamiento de la Roda” in Spain to fight against female discrimination. Moreover, in North America our Cycling Team has participated in the BP MS-150, a cycling adventure with more than 12,000 cyclists who ride from Houston to Austin, Texas, raising over $10,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We are proud of becoming a productive part of the communities where we do business. Therefore, many volunteering initiatives were promoted by ourselves, like the collection of toys, food items and clothes.
But our employees also invested their time in supporting the most disadvantaged families. In Walcott, Indiana (North America), a group of six employees from several departments invested their time in the project Habitat for Humanity, constructing a home for a single mother with three children. The employees were asked to participate by a landowner and were eager to be a part of something significant in the community.
During 2011, in Spain, we are going to sponsor two summer camps for kids in risk situation and / or raised in families with low income, in partnership with the NGO Solidaridad Educación y Desarrollo (SED):
- EDPR will sponsor the Summer Camp from SED in Navalguijo (Ávila) for kids living in correctional centers, shelters or come from immigrant families with limited resources. 70 children will participate in this program that will take place between July and august 2011.
- EDPR will sponsor the Summer Camp “Espiral” in Fuenlabrada (Madrid) that will host 50 children from this town and will take place between July and august 2011.
Through these initiatives, EDPR will contribute to improve the social environment of the communities where these activities take place.