Renault Trucks implements action plan for victims of typhon Haiyan in the Philippines
On 13 December, Renault Trucks staff at the Lyon site, together with other local colleagues from the Volvo Group, organised a sale of “home-made” cakes for the benefit of Oxfam. The 4 700 euros collected will be donated to the charity for victims of Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines in November 2013.
The Renault Trucks workforce takes action to benefit those in need. Humanitarian initiatives such as Docteur CLOWN, l’Enfant Bleu and Enfants et Santé have become regular occurrences at the truck manufacturer’s emblematic site. These operations are based on a very simple principle: volunteers bring a “home-made” cake and sell slices to their colleagues. All the money collected is then paid to the charity in question.
This type of initiative, based on voluntary contributions, which means so much to Renault Trucks, brought staff members at the Lyon site together, giving them an opportunity to socialise in a friendly atmosphere. The previous edition, for victims of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, had already proved to be highly successful.
Total receipts for this year of 4 700 euros will be transferred in full to Oxfam on Monday 16 December. This umbrella organisation covers 17 charitable bodies which operate throughout the world to combat poverty and injustice. For victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Oxfam is working to improve access to drinking water and is also setting up various types of healthcare facilities. The Volvo Group, to which Renault Trucks belongs, partners Oxfam for various projects in Haiti, Indonesia and Ethiopia.