URW Community day: All involved for communities!
Supporting the communities where we operate is at the heart of what we do. Our employees around the world regularly dedicate their time and expertise to help our communities through a range of volunteering activities. And we have been doing it for many years now.
This year, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield demonstrated once again the strength of its teams and its engagement to create more inclusive communities with the first ever URW Community Day!
Leveraging on the strength of our newly formed Group, all employees had the opportunity to get involved to support local non-profit organisations (charities, hospitals, etc.) near our shopping centres. During the week of May 20 to 24, each country where we operate organised a full day when all employees were involved: the URW Community Day.
May 20 in Austria
May 21 in France
May 22 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
May 23 in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Italy
May 24 in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Spain and Germany.
In total, 2,000+ employees in 12 countries donated more than 12,000 hours in support of 89 initiatives, alongside our 78 non-profit our public partners. According to the organisations’ needs, the teams helped renovate a place, clean a natural area, or run an activity/event.
This week of local involvement is part of the global URW Volunteering Programme launched by the Group to allow all employees to participate in one or more of its social initiatives, including URW for Jobs and other social actions such as the STEMbassadors programme in the UK or the Veterans initiative in the US.
Read the full press release.