The EDP Group takes on volunteer work as a clear proposal of social value, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of thousands of people in dozens of social solidarity institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and schools throughout Brazil.
The main objectives of the EDP Group Volunteer Program are:
The “Desafio do Bem” is a campaign that encourages team volunteering, via the Volunteer Portal (V2V). In the course of 2012, 136 employees were involved in 15 teams, dedicating more than 2,643 active volunteer hours which benefited several organizations. The intranet has been accessed more than 2,000 times, which represents the record of the year.
The EDP Institute made available R $ 22.500,00 for investment in the actions planned by the teams. Through partnerships with suppliers and actions to raise additional funds of R $ 52.508,00 were invested by the teams, for the development of renovation actions, painting and repairs of facilities, creation and construction of new spaces, acquisition of materials and equipment, parties, medical products and the development of socio-cultural and training activities.
Parte de Nós is a campaign that involves volunteering in all EDP regions. Two fronts were defined: Actions on the Environment in June and the Solidarity Christmas Campaign, which collects new and used toys in 100 locations within the states of São Paulo, Espírito Santo, Tocantins and Mato Grosso do Sul, as well as public schools, kindergartens and / or shelters, for later distribution to institutions throughout the country.
This campaign is in line with one of the Millennium Goals established by the United Nations (UN), called “Quality basic education for all”.
In the Parte de Nós Environment, the voluntary action of EDP Group employees is directed towards actions in favor of the environment. The R $ 23.700,00 made available by the Institute promoted 8 actions in several places. 930 volunteers (among employees, family members and guests) were mobilized, totaling 3,190 volunteer hours. The result of the actions was the collection of 170 bags of 100 liters of waste and 925 seedlings planted.
In the Parte de Nós Christmas the focus of voluntary action are children and the elderly, hosted in institutions or hospitals. The investment of R $ 40.000,00 sponsored 20 actions and 115 volunteers donated 575 volunteer hours, involving a total of 2,500 direct and indirect beneficiaries, among the elderly, adolescents, parents and children.