Around 267 million young people worldwide were not in employment, education or training in 2019.(1) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this figure looks set to rise. A recent report by Save The Children and UNICEF revealed that COVID-19 has triggered “an unprecedented socio-economic crisis" that could lead to millions more children living in poverty by the end of 2020.(2) There have also been calls to governments for a green recovery from the pandemic, with environmental issues a key focus.
Working in partnership with charities, community groups and other companies, our regional CSR strategy for EMEA consists of the three pillars shown in the illustration above: Financial education, Employability and Environment. Our CSR champions, mentors and other employee volunteers are key drivers for our programme.
(1) International Labour Organization (2020)
(2) Save The Children and UNICEF (2020)