These initiatives not only align to its sustainability program but reflect the need to step up support for vulnerable populations
AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation for industrial organizations managing complex operational processes has committed to support three charities: WaterAid, CALM and Save The Children.
These initiatives not only align to its sustainability program but reflect the need to step up support for vulnerable populations disproportionately at risk from the negative impacts of the pandemic.
Through its products and innovation, AVEVA empowers municipalities to maximize operating efficiency in water and wastewater facilities around the world. The company is committed to building a network of collaborators that can help us to reach those most in need on critical issues like access to clean water.
WaterAid, the international non-governmental organization that focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene globally, was selected by AVEVA employees to receive just over US $100,000 equating to providing clean water for 5,000 people. WaterAid aims to use its donations to provide running water and sanitation to recipients in 28 countries, including Rwanda, Malawi, Niger, and Colombia.
In October 2020, AVEVA employees came together to raise money while simultaneously spending time outdoors and in turn improving their own mental wellbeing. Over 120 AVEVA employees across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) joined the Lost Hours Walk, organized by CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably), to increase awareness of suicide prevention. The organized walks raised enough money to fund 2,400 potentially life-saving calls.
AVEVA’s employees have also chosen to donate US $130,000 to Save The Children which helps to improve the lives of children through better education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.
Gemma Sherrington, Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing said, “The generous support of colleagues at AVEVA will allow our colleagues in the UK, and around the world, to continue to help combat Covid-19 as well as continuing our other vital work.”
Lisa Johnston, Chief Sustainability Officer, AVEVA said, “The pandemic has exacerbated the need for humanity to step forward and rally around people and groups or communities who are underserved in a multitude of ways. Our employee wellbeing during this time has been fundamental and so we encourage our colleagues to commit their spare time to supporting both humanitarian and environmental initiatives, in line with our global Sustainability program.”
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