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Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2015
On International Volunteer Day, December 5, 2015, the Community Footprints teams at The Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts across the globe will “Serve With Purpose” to benefit their local communities. Focusing on hunger and poverty relief, child well-being, and the environment, the Ladies and Gentlemen will reach out to support those in need in over 100 communities in 28 countries and territories throughout the world. International Volunteer Day is designated annually by the United Nations to promote the ability of volunteers to make a real and sustainable impact.
The Ritz-Carlton is the first Founding Partner of IMPACT 2030, a business-led effort designed to marshal the power of employee volunteering to advance the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. “At The Ritz-Carlton, we are committed to mobilizing our teams around the world to share their skills and knowledge to lift up our communities and inspire our customers to join our efforts to create new opportunities to help the global community achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Mr. Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton. “Through IMPACT 2030, the power of many will be the force that will allow us to make a difference and accomplish what none of us can achieve alone.”
“International Volunteer Day provides a unique platform for our employees to showcase the meaningful difference they’re making throughout the year, locally, nationally and internationally,” said Sue Stephenson, executive committee vice chair for IMPACT 2030 and Vice President, Community Footprints for The Ritz-Carlton. “It highlights our commitment to the mission of IMPACT 2030 to help combat the most critical issues facing our communities and inspire the private sector to positive action.”
A sample of the Community Footprints projects that The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen are participating in with their local partner community organizations on International Volunteer Day include –
Partnering for Impact
Each IMPACT 2030 partner company has committed to applying its employee volunteer actions towards one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals in the form of capacity building and civic engagement. The growing network of businesses joining The Ritz-Carlton as IMPACT 2030 Founding Partners includes: IBM, SAP, Google, TATA Consultancy Services, PwC, UPS, Medtronic, GSK and la Caixa Bank, amongst others. IMPACT 2030 partner companies recognize that a commitment to corporate volunteering — when used in concert with the United Nations, peer companies, and philanthropic and nonprofit organizations — is a powerful tool to address critical social and environmental issues.
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