- 04 Dec 2017
Cellnex Telecom cooperates with the emergency funds managed by UNHCR and Médicos Sin Fronteras
- For the seventh consecutive year the company dedicates its specific budget for Christmas gifts to non-governmental organisations.
Barcelona/Rome, 4 December 2017. This Christmas, Cellnex Telecom continues its policy of cooperating with non-governmental organisations, and this year will dedicate its corporate donation to the emergency funds managed by UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) and Medici Senze Frontiere, the Italian delegation of Médicos Sin Fronteras.
The telecommunications infrastructure operator has been dedicating its specific budget for Christmas gifts to non-governmental organisations for seven years now.
On this occasion, Cellnex has considered it necessary to dedicate its donation to the emergency funds raised and managed by UNHCR and Medici Senze Frontiere, prestigious organisations that perform their work in support of the population in areas affected by natural disasters or suffering from armed conflicts.
The Spanish Committee of UNHCR collects funds to meet the needs of the most vulnerable refugees and displaced persons, supporting UNHCR’s humanitarian aid programmes (nutrition, health care, drinking water and sanitation, education, shelter and basic infrastructure, legal assistance and international protection, etc.) worldwide.
About Medici Senze Frontiere
MSF has offices in 28 countries with more than 35.000 people across the world. Since its founding, MSF has treated over a hundred million patients – with 9.792.200 outpatient consultations being carried out in 2016 alone.
MSF remains fiercely independent of both governments and institutions. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
MSF rejects the idea that poor countries deserve third-rate medical services and strives to provide high-quality care to patients. Simultaneously, and with equal vigor, MSF continuously seeks to improve the organisation’s own practices.
Over the years, MSF has received many prestigious awards in recognition of its medical humanitarian work. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.
About Cellnex Telecom
Cellnex is Europe’s leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure, with a total portfolio of more than 24,000 sites. Cellnex operates in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, the UK and Switzerland.
Cellnex’s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunications infrastructure services; audiovisual broadcasting networks, security and emergency service networks and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management (smart cities and the “Internet of Things” (IoT)).
The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 600 indices. It is also part of the FTSE4Good sustainability and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) indices.
Cellnex Telecom has a Corporate Responsibility policy referenced to international standards (such as the United Nations Global Compact) which takes on board the specific management framework of ISO 26000. In its CR Master Plan, the company establishes the goals, actions and indicators for monitoring the various areas of sustainability defined. Each year, the company publishes its Integrated Annual Report, prepared according to the GRI standard and audited by an independent third party.