Alcatel-Lucent employees volunteer to improve communities throughout China by helping the disadvantaged
Program is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s “International Days of Caring”
Shanghai – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that more than 1,000 employees of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB), Alcatel-Lucent‘s Chinese flagship company, have initiated and participated in 31 local community programs to help the disadvantaged by working with various local charity groups.
ASB volunteer employees from its various business groups contributed thousands of hours to local communities in ten provinces to help the disadvantaged. Their contributions include helping efforts to rebuild of earthquake-stricken areas, providing care for migrant children, homeless people and the sick, as well as protecting the environment in China. In Shanghai, volunteers donated money to save youngsters afflicted with bone cancer while in Sichuan province they participated in the “Save the Children in Sichuan Earthquake-stricken Areas.” ASB engineers from the Qingdao R&D center in Shandong province donated money and time to help teenage girls from poor families, and Beijing employees took time to care for the children of migrants.
These volunteer projects were part of Alcatel-Lucent’s global “International Days of Caring” (IDOC) corporate event, encouraging Alcatel-Lucent employees, customers, retirees, friends and family members worldwide to participate in community service projects. IDOC provides an opportunity for staff to be directly engaged in local community work to help those in need.
“Alcatel-Lucent has almost 25 years of history in China, and the employee volunteer program underscores one of Alcatel-Lucent’s core values -- commitment to social responsibility,” said Olivia Qiu, President of Alcatel-Lucent East Asia and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. “The international Days of Caring being a key corporate social responsibility initiative, we will keep spreading the culture of sharing in our community with such meaningful activities.”
Alcatel-Lucent is a major partner of the development of the Chinese telecoms industry as being one of the major suppliers of network solutions to Chinese operators. As a firm believer the responsibility corporations have to their communities, ASB has invested more than 40M RMB in 59 hope schools in China’s 18 provinces since 1993. At the same time, ASB attaches great importance to eco-sustainability and is committed to reducing energy consumption and its carbon footprint in its daily operations.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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