- 03 Dec 2018
Cellnex Telecom cooperates with Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders
- For the eighth consecutive year the company dedicates its specific budget for Christmas gifts to NGOs
Barcelona/Rome, 3th December 2018. This Christmas, Cellnex Telecom will continue with its policy of cooperating with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). The corporate donation by the telecommunications services and infrastructures operator will this year go to various educational, aid and development programmes managed by Save the Children and Medici Senza Frontiere (the Italian delegation of Doctors Without Borders). In this way, the company dedicates its specific budget for Christmas gifts to NGOs for the eighth consecutive year.
The company will cooperate in funding the education programmes and efforts to combat child poverty that Save the Children performs in Europe as well as international medical-humanitarian relief projects managed by Medici Senza Frontiere.
About Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organisation defending children’s rights throughout the world. It works in more than 120 countries saving lives, providing security and protection to children and defending their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In Europe, the organisation works specifically with programmes providing care for the most vulnerable children, focusing on children at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Through its projects in our country, Save the Children provides comprehensive care for children and their families to ensure that their economic situation or social exclusion does not prevent them from fully enjoying their rights and reaching their full potential.
About Medici Senza Frontiere
MSF manages medical-humanitarian assistance in more than 70 countries around the world. Since it was set up, the organisation has treated more than a hundred million patients, with more than ten million outpatient visits made in 2017 alone, and maintains its absolute independence from governments and institutions. Furthermore, MSF reserves the right to intervene publicly to denounce neglected crises, question shortcomings in or misuse of the assistance system and defend the improvement of medical treatments and protocols.
MSF rejects the idea that poor countries deserve third-class medical services, which is why it strives to provide its patients with the highest quality care. At the same time, MSF seeks to constantly improve the internal practices of its organisation. Over the years, MSF has received many prestigious awards in recognition of its humanitarian work in the medical field. MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
About Cellnex Telecom
Cellnex Telecom is Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures with a total portfolio of 28,000 sites including forecast roll-outs up to 2022. Cellnex operates in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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, CDP (Carbon Discipline Project), Sustainalytics and “Standard Ethics” sustainability 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.