Nielsen associates recently came together to dedicate almost 2,000 hours of volunteering in 28 countries and across 59 events to mark our second annual World Cleanup Day (WCD) event. WCD is part of a global movement to address the growing waste footprint in our communities.
This year, Nielsen associates returned to help continue the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Together, the group logged 511 volunteer hours, contributing to critical home repairs, community projects and to begin repairing The Mendez Baseball Field in Yabucoa, which is an important part of the local community’s spirit.
Volunteering is part of the overall employee experience at Nielsen, and volunteering opportunities help associates connect with the company’s mission and purpose while creating long-lasting professional and personal relationships.
We've forged a year-long collaboration with All Hands & Hearts - Smart Response (AHAH), a volunteer-driven disaster relief organization, to support employees looking to use dedicated volunteering time to support communities devastated by disasters.
In addition to helping brands understand how consumers are growing increasingly interested in all aspects of sustainability, Nielsen is committed to making a positive impact on the world we live in. And this year, on the heels of our fifth global Earth Week, Nielsen associates around the world came together to join the green movement and help address the challenge of waste by participating in World Cleanup Day.
More than 100 Nielsen associates from the Philippines volunteered to participate in the seventh Nielsen Global Impact Day (NGID). This year, associates traveled to the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat & Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) to clean up the coast and to plant mangrove seedlings.
In Vietnam, this year we focused on helping orphans and the elderly. Nielsen associates across six cities visited orphanages, nursing homes centers for handicapped and disadvantaged adults. We spent our time preparing lunches, organizing various fun and meaningful activities and delivering donations valued at VND 82,000,000.
On Thursday, June 21, over 24,000 Nielsen associates from 91 countries volunteered across more than 1,450 events to participate in our seventh annual Nielsen Global Impact Day (NGID). NGID is our annual day of service when we encourage our colleagues around the world to donate their time, skills and expertise to benefit their communities.
Through the Nielsen Cares global volunteering program, our associates mobilize Nielsen’s data, expertise and their own skills to positively affect the communities where they live and work around the world. Recently Gabriel Moreau, client manager, and members of Nielsen’s Advertising Effectiveness team, used Nielsen consumer research capabilities to assist e2-Equality Effect with understanding the impact of its 160 Girls campaign in Kenya.
Nielsen’s technology and learning experts are helping the National Urban Technology Center (Urban Tech), a nonprofit educational organization, to develop strategies to update both the platform and content of its educational modules.