Bengaluru, Karnataka, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, India
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) – India announced today that team members in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad have raised more than INR 32 lakhs during their Annual Fundraising Week. The funds will be used to improve infrastructures in government schools, and to support underprivileged students and children with special needs. Team members raised the funds by providing services to their Wells Fargo EGS colleagues in return for donations.
In Hyderabad, the proceeds will be used to support the support Izzatnagar Government Primary School, Hafeezpet Government Primary School, Zilla Parishad High School, Kothaguda and the PSS Trust, which work to improve the lives of girls in India. In Bengaluru, the proceeds will support the Triveni Nagar School, Swanthana (a home for mentally and physically challenged girls), and Snehadaan (an orphanage for HIV positive children) under Sneha Care Homes.
Wells Fargo EGS – India has a long-term association with these schools and institutions working in tandem with partner nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
“We have a robust annual calendar of community programs, said Aradhana Kurup, head of Corporate Sustainability at Wells Fargo EGS – India. “What makes Fundraising Week unique is the fact that it gets our team members involved in supporting local causes in a fun way. We initiated this event in 2011, under our Sparsh community service program, with the objective of raising money for the government schools and homes for the underprivileged children that we support throughout the year.”
Fundraising Week is an important part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to volunteerism. It has evolved over the years, becoming a popular event with a fun atmosphere. This year, services offered by team members included car washes, technical learning sessions, financial advice and culinary efforts. The effort was part of Fundraising Week from May 9-13, which Wells Fargo has held since 2011.
“Driven by the spirit to give to causes that are close to our hearts, our team members come up with very creative ways of generating funds. While it makes significant impact on the communities we live in, the week-long event also strengthens the commitment of our team members to give back to the community,” Kurup added.
Proceeds from the 2015 Fundraising Week were given to the partner NGOs to be used for activities such as providing for salaries of teachers, library improvements, laboratory construction, and school-kit distribution. Some of the other activities included tuition classes, installing water filters, bookshelves and classroom screens. Globally, Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 1.8 million hours in 2015, and the company has organized Wells Fargo Volunteer Chapters in 10 countries around the world.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo has established a new five-year strategy and commitment focused on three priority areas: diversity and social inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. These areas form the foundation of our CSR strategy, and are brought to life through our initiatives. As a reinforcement of this belief and commitment, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) – India continuously works towards ensuring that while doing business, social, economic, and environmental needs are part of the company’s everyday decisions.
We want all our team members to be community leaders. We need team members, regardless of rank or title, to be our eyes and ears, to help us identify and decide how Wells Fargo should respond to community needs. Our teams members pledge their time and money to teach, build schools, work on environmental projects, raise funds and serve in nonprofit organizations. The work is driven by the objective of genuine social impact brought about by contributing monetary resources and time in the form of team member volunteerism.
About Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) – India
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) is a critical component of the Wells Fargo’s (Wells Fargo Bank N.A.) strategy to leverage distinct advantages in doing business in a global environment. Wells Fargo EGS – India (Wells Fargo India Solutions Private Limited and Wells Fargo International Services Private Limited) is primarily an extension of the technology, operations, knowledge services, and corporate support teams of Wells Fargo. It engages in application development and support, testing, other technology functions, international operations, knowledge support, middle and back-end banking process solutions for a wide spectrum of Wells Fargo’s needs. The entities currently have an 8500+ strong team across their offices in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
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