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Savills Vietnam active in CSR

Released at: 07:43, 26/01/2019

Savills Vietnam active in CSR

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Real estate consultants promoted corporate social responsibility activities in 2018 through the "Savills Cares" campaign

by Ngoc Lan

Savills Vietnam promoted its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in 2018 through the “Savills Cares” campaign, which redirects all fees previously used for industry awards to CSR activities.

It is committed to supporting local charities. Greater community involvement provides real-life development opportunities and increases employee engagement. This ethos is central to the “Savills Cares” campaign.

With support for tertiary students, Savills Vietnam cooperated with Blue Dragon, a grassroots charity serving children, to provide ten tertiary scholarships to disadvantaged students.

It also organized numerous training courses for over 100 Blue Dragon students covering employability, time management, and creativity skills.

In July, two-day training courses were held in Hanoi and Da Nang on employment skills and career orientation, attracting over 50 final year students. In October, Savills Vietnam held creative and time management training for 40 undergraduates at the Blue Dragon office in Hanoi.

#SavillsxBlueDragon, meanwhile, is a blog from Mr. Micheal Borowski, Founder of Blue Dragon. It shares inspiring stories about the organization’s journey to rescue victims of human trafficking and provide a better future for street kids in Vietnam.

Among its major activities, in the Essential Donations campaign, nine donation boxes were set up in Savills’ office and projects managed by Savills in Hanoi to provide essential healthcare and lifestyle products for Blue Dragon children in the mountainous area of Dien Bien province. Among 1,581 items collected, 883 were donated by Savills Vietnam.

Savills Vietnam also participated in fundraising activities to support charities and further promote a healthy lifestyle, including the BBGV Football Tournament, IRONMan 70.3, the Da Nang Marathon, and the International Marathon in Ho Chi Minh City. A large proportion of the funds raised were donated to Newborns Vietnam, an NGO that aims to decrease infant mortality by providing neo-natal nurse and doctor training in Vietnam.

Finally, Savills Vietnam delivered 200 star lanterns for the Mid-Autumn party held by Blue Dragon.

Mr. Neil MacGregor, Managing Director of Savills Vietnam, said that last year it officially ceased participating in all industry awards and has since redirected award fees to CSR activities. “Savills Cares will continue in 2019 with new CSR activities, providing more support to local people and the environment,” he added.

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