TAGUIG CITY, Philippines--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services, LLC-Philippines (EGS Philippines) announced today that nearly PHP 200,000 was raised during their Annual Fundraising Week held from May 8 – 12, 2017. Proceeds from the week will be used to fund various outreach activities for Bikes for the Philippines Foundation’s “Give a Bike, Change a Life” program, Handicapped Care Association Inc. (Handicare), Habitat for Humanity, Sta. Rita Orphanage, Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and others.
“We support our community in various ways throughout the year including volunteer activities that support partner non-government organizations (NGOs),” said Nicole Tria Tirona, head of corporate sustainability for EGS Philippines. “What makes Fundraising Week unique is that our team members get involved in supporting social causes in fun and innovative ways while working in the Wells Fargo offices in McKinley and Bonifacio Global Center.”
The week-long event was set up with a bazaar-like feel where team members led fundraising activities such as bidding for social time with managers, an art exhibit, games, and physical fitness and musical challenges. EGS Philippines also invited Habitat for Humanity to present and set up a booth where team members volunteered to work with them in the future. Products made by assisted non-government organizations were also sold and an in-kind donation drive for pre-loved clothes, children's books and toys, toiletries, and more were also part of the week’s activities.
Fundraising Week is an important part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to social responsibility. It has evolved over the years, becoming a popular event with a fun atmosphere. It is also a supplement to Wells Fargo Bank’s annual Community Support Campaign held in September, wherein time and presence are given through volunteer activities.
Globally, Wells Fargo team members volunteered close to 1.8 million hours of service in 2016, and the company has organized Wells Fargo Volunteer Chapters in 10 countries around the world.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo has established a new five-year strategy and commitment focused on three priority areas: diversity and social inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. These areas form the foundation of our CSR strategy, and are brought to life through our initiatives. As a reinforcement of this belief and commitment, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) - Philippines continuously works towards ensuring that while doing business, social, economic, and environmental needs are part of the company’s everyday decisions.
We want all our team members to be community leaders. We need team members, regardless of rank or title, to be our eyes and ears, to help us identify and decide how Wells Fargo should respond to community needs. Our teams members pledge their time and money to teach, build schools, work on environmental projects, raise funds and serve in nonprofit organizations. The work is driven by the objective of genuine social impact brought about by contributing monetary resources and time in the form of team member volunteerism.
About Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC-Philippines
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services, LLC-Philippines is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and a PEZA-registered company with the core business of providing business processing services for Wells Fargo’s U.S.-based customers. The company started operations in November 2011, with less than 100 team members. Today, the company has over 4,000 team members and continues to grow. It has constructed a three-building facility, all of which are now occupied. Because of growth, the company is building an additional center in Metro Manila.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.