Adecco launches the fifth edition of its Win4Youth programme
Adecco employees all over the world aim at cycling 2 million kilometres by the end of the year to raise money for five foundations
For the fifth year in a row, Adecco employees all over the globe will be taking part in sports events, united behind a great cause that stands for Adecco’s corporate values. In their free time, Adecco employees, associates and clients will clock up kilometres on their bikes and turn them into a Group donation to foundations that improve the chances of disadvantaged young people to successfully enter the job market.
This year, funds will be raised for foundations in Argentina, Cambodia, Italy, Poland and Portugal. Additionally, Adecco employees will be giving their time by working as volunteers, support the foundations in their daily operations and share their expertise on the world of work.
Since the inception of the programme in 2010, Win4Youth sports events have been organized in over 60 countries. They have been the vehicle for raising money for youth employment and development programmes around the world: A total of more than one million Swiss Francs have been donated by the end of 2013.
After Kim Clijsters in 2010, Eddy Merckx in 2011, Marc Herremans in 2012 and Florence Gravellier in 2013, the inspirational godfather of Win4Youth 2014 will be Alex Zanardi, the former Italian car racing champion and Paralympic gold medal winner at the London 2012 games. Adecco is proud to have such a champion of sport and life watching over the program’s efforts.
In August, seventy Win4Youth ambassadors will again take part in the program’s yearly highlight: a cycling event on the Col du Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees, which is part of the Tour de France route. Participants will be training under the expert guidance of professional coaches.