Win4Youth is an Adecco initiative that encourages Adecco colleagues around the world to raise money for selected youth organisations. It is one of the strategic pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility and revolves around colleagues and invited clients taking part in a sports activity to raise funds for these organisations.
Each year new organisations are selected to benefit from this initiative however all have a common theme - to assist young people in difficult environments and support initiatives that make the path easier for a transition into work and a future in work and life.
In 2011 the challenge was to cycle 36 times around the world, or in other words three times around the globe every month – until the target of 1,500,000 kms was reached. Overall an astounding 1,565,528 kilometres was cycled by over 16,500 colleagues and 4,000 clients at more than 2,300 events in 63 countries around the world in 2011. So a rounded-up figure of 330,000 US dollars was donated to the selected organisations.
This year Adecco have upped the ante and colleagues from all areas of the globe are running, cycling and swimming to raise money for another three foundations and this includes the New Zealand Foundation for Youth Development. The aims of this organisation is to inspire all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills. To learn more about this chosen charity go to http://www.fyd.org.nz/
One of the highlights of Win4Youth 2012 will take place on October 7th when 65 colleagues from around the globe will participate at the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in Spain. All colleagues in more than 60 countries throughout the company are invited to organise their own running, biking, spinning and swimming events and to participate in local or national events. Our goal is to circle the world 24 times until we clock up 1 million km.
Last year the challenge event saw 74 colleagues cycle up Mont Ventoux in France on September 12th 2011 including Bruce Jordan from New Plymouth representing Adecco New Zealand. Adecco New Zealand won the award for the most kilometres cycled per FTE, averaging 466.3 kms each.
In 2010, 65 Adecco colleagues took part in the New York City Marathon on 7 November 2010, including Matthew Lowry, from Adecco’s Wellington branch.
The Adecco Win4Youth experience brings vital aspects of our four core values to life. Showing team spirit, the willingness to take responsibility by promoting fairness, diversity and equality and by showing passion to take the initiative and make a positive difference.