SEUR receives the CODESPA Foundation award
Madrid, 16 January 2015.
SEUR received today from his Majesty King Felipe VI the CODESPA award in the Corporate Volunteers category. This award was for the company's work and the commitment of its 6,300 employees in the "Caps for a new life" project implemented by the SEUR Foundation.
This initiative, launched in 2011, has so far helped 91 children throughout Spain who suffer severe diseases and whose families do not have the necessary resources to pay for treatments not covered by Social Security. A total of 725,891 euros has been awarded to these young people to improve their quality of life and a total of 3,018 tonnes of caps have been recycled avoiding the emission of more than 4,700 tonnes of CO2.
The CODESPA Foundation awards which this year was held for the 18th time recognise the work of companies, SMEs and groups of employees that have stood out the most for their commitment to developing countries, as well as journalists whose work has helped promote social responsibility and public and private involvement in the fight against poverty.
The event held today in Madrid included the presence of Yves Delmas, Chairman of SEUR, who received the award from His Majesty King Felipe VI who thanked the work of the SEUR Foundation, led by Ramón Mayo and which has become a national leader in solidarity logistics for the most disadvantaged children.
The other Codespa award winners this year were:
- The Telefónica Foundation, for its Telefónica Foundation Classrooms project, which has helped improve the education of vulnerable children.
- The Venezuelan bank Banesco, for its micro-entrepreneurs training programme.
- The travel agency Focus on Woman, for its solidarity Fow project, which aims to raise funds for social projects in developing countries.
- The journalist Francisco Carrión, for the report “La española que cambió un pueblo de Alto Egipto” [The Spanish woman that changed a village in Upper Egypt].