Building a culture of participation
When it comes to social responsibility we should not forget that this implies both personal and corporate dimension. One of the goals of our strategy is to keep all our colleagues up to date with our initiatives and corporate responsibility programmes and to support them in taking part on these programmes. Our internal volunteering programmes provide the framework in which every employee can contribute according to its personal values to our efforts for a better and fairer society. We are encouraging and supporting our employees to engage actively within society by providing them the information needed through our internal communication channels and facilitating their actions through our various partnerships with civil society organisations.
Our volunteering framework provides the informational, technical and administrative support for direct employee involvement in improvement of individual and social health conditions by enabling them to participate directly in activities addressing the following aspects:
- Blood donation
- Supporting sport events
- Promotion of healthy leaving
- Supporting children healthcare
For over 7 years Telekom Romania supports afforestation programs undertaken by NGOs active in environmental protection. From 2009 to 2015, more than 900 of our employees and volunteers planted 50.500 saplings and carried afforestation activities on more than 8 hectares in collaboration with ViitorPlus and MaiMultVerde associations. In March 2015 we have supported the 7th edition of the Forest running race, initiated by ViitorPlus Association, inviting all sport lowers to run for children and nature. The funds raised with this occasion were directed to plant a sapling for every new-born in Romania, within the “Children’s Forest-Adopt a tree” initiative. In October 2015, volunteers from Telekom Romania together with volunteers of ViitorPlus Association planted a total of 1,800 seedlings of lime and English oak on an area of 10,000 square meters in the village of Draganesti-Vlasca, Teleorman County.