MANILA, Philippines--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Believing that small efforts can make a big difference, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) successfully completed its third annual volunteering month in Manila throughout September. As part of this year’s event, more than 700 employees partnered with several non-government charitable institutions to contribute over 2,000 hours of service to positively impact their communities.
Throughout the volunteering month, Wells Fargo employees supported causes such as community development, education and the environment. Whether it was a day with orphans, spending time at the children’s cancer ward, or supporting education for children, Wells Fargo EGS volunteers actively took part in more the projects to improve their local communities.
“In Wells Fargo, we encourage our team members to volunteer and support causes they are passionate about. We believe that working together and contributing in small ways collectively makes a big difference to the communities we are part of,” said Vishnupriya Saksena, Head of Corporate Sustainability for EGS.
Some of the highlights from this year’s volunteering month included:
- Green Fitness Challenge: Raising funds for bikes provided to schoolchildren in far-flung areas
- Sponsored 100 books for Kythe Foundation: Kapitan Kimo is a children’s book that tells the story of a child stricken with cancer and how chemotherapy is administered. Employees were trained to read the book to kids in the cancer ward.
- Feeding, playing with and taking care of infants and toddlers in orphanages
Volunteers felt they gained more than they gave.
“Listening to people's stories, we can get a fuller picture of what people's lives are like; their feelings, their nuances, and the richness of their lives,” shares Lesther Ramos, who volunteered at the UP PGH hospital. “Listening to people also helps us get through our numbness. There is a real person before us.”
Some of the Wells Fargo volunteers also promised to do more.
The volunteering month gives Wells Fargo team members an incredible opportunity to get involved in our communities — by volunteering time, giving financially, or both — to help them grow strong and to bring our Culture of CaringSM way to life.
Social Responsibility at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s social responsibility efforts are focused on five strategic areas: ethical business practices, product and service responsibility, team member engagement, environmental stewardship and community investment. These areas form the foundation of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and are brought to life through its initiatives. Wells Fargo EGS - Philippines continuously works towards ensuring that while doing business, the company considers the environmental, social and economic needs as part of its everyday decisions.
Wells Fargo wants all its team members to be community leaders. Team members, regardless of rank or title, are the eyes and ears of the company in the community, helping to identify and decide how Wells Fargo should respond to community needs. Team members pledge their time and money to teach, build schools, work on environmental projects, raise funds and serve in non-profit organizations. The work is driven by genuine social impact brought about by contributing resources and time through volunteering efforts
About Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC - Philippines
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC – Philippines is a subsidiary branch of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and a PEZA-registered company with the core business of providing business processing services for Wells Fargo’s US-based customers. The company started operations in November 2011, with less than 100 employees. Now, the company has over to 2,000 employees. We are currently located in a three-building campus with a 3,000 seat capacity in Taguig City.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.