Archive - 2016

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5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business
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Did you know that every two seconds one girl is forced to get married?
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100 more Giggle Doctors visits in Spanish hospitals
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6 key points to convey CSR
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The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)
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5 actions you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce
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Access to water in Agraharam village
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Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk
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For the education of 140 girls
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Is your business socially responsible?

5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business

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Happy workers means happy customers, which, of course, means happy businesses. It is increasingly more evident that the chance to reconcile work with family and personal life makes employers feel more comfortable, work better and ultimately achieve better results.

So, if you have not promoted reconciliation in your business, take note of these five tips! It is simpler than it seems and it will only be beneficial for you and your business.

  1. Allow teleworking. With new technologies, many tasks exist which can be done from home without posing a problem for the business. Take advantage of this! Give freedom to your workers so that they can organize their time in a more efficient way. The office will continue to be a meeting pointing in which they will be able to turn to for work and to be able to meet with their colleagues and clients.
  1. Don’t count the hours, count the outcomes! If at 17:30 one of your employers have finished their tasks for the day, why keep them there until 18:00? More hours does not mean better results: start to count the tasks, the outcomes and forget the hours your employers are sat spent in front of the computer.
  1. Avoid scheduling meetings late in the day. Arranging a meeting for one hour does not mean that the meeting is going to last one hour (sometimes it will last less, sometimes more). Don’t schedule meetings at the end of the day with just the right amount of time needed. It will only make that your team look at the clock and not make them concentrate on the topic in question.
  1. Ban emails out-of-work hours! Objective achieved, time to go home, or go to the gym or wherever members of your team want to go! Their free time has started, so don’t let that anything interferes with that. Enjoying their free time will make them more productive in the office.
  1. Be flexible: listen and understand. This last point, is ultimately, a summary of the previous ones but, at the same time a premise which all managers should keep in mind when it comes taking a decision which affects the team: flexibility, listening and understanding will make the employers feel make respected and valued. Giving workers confidence also means being flexible and understanding. Start with this point!

Worldcoo Team.

Did you know that every two seconds one girl is forced to get married?

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International Day of the Girl

Today, October 11th, we join the celebration of the International Day of the Girl, a day to claim gender equality, women’s Access to their universal right and eliminate discrimination and violence against women. According to ONU Women, it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide   suffer violence and every day more than 39.000 girls are forced to get married and leave school

because-im-a-girlLuckily, there are thousands of initiatives that help to eradicate this situation. One of them is the one we launched in the context of this day with Nicequest.Because I’m a Girl” is the name of the campaign led by the NGO Plan International, founded with the aim of achieve gender equality and their empowerment through education.

We want to achieve that 140 girls affected by the conflict in Southern Sudan, -most of them teenagers with kids between 12 and 18 years old- have access to alternative quality education in a safe and socially cohesive environment.

Through the participation of the users of Nicequest, these girls will able to do a course of accelerated learning and facilitate their stay through the distribution of different hygiene kits and taking care of their children in a nearby nursery. You can follow the project HERE.

Moreover, in the context of this day, Plan International has presented “Counting the invisible girls”, “a report that, according to the NGO, “explores the current state of gender data and exposes the gaps: we don’t count how many girls leave school because of early marriage, pregnancy or violence, exactly how many give birth before they turn 15, how many hours a day they spend working, what kind of work they do and whether they get paid for it”.

From here, we encourage you to join this day and help us to ensure girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

For more information, you can click HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

100 more Giggle Doctors visits in Spanish hospitals

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Once again, our favourite Giggle Doctors will share happiness among Spanish hospitals thanks, in part, to Worldcoo community.

In this occasion, we will do it in collaboration with the users of Zacaris, the main ecommerce in Spain where people can buy all kind of shoes.

logo_theodora_foundationThanks to their collaboration, Giggle Doctors will be able to visit 100 kids in different hospitals in Spain, which will allow them to brighten the atmosphere of paediatrics plants and change the room’s atmosphere. These visits represent a moment of disconnection from the daily routine and are a good distraction that helps to alleviate anxiety, not just for the kids, also for families.

This initiative, promoted by Theodora Foundation, try to address the emotional care of hospitalized children, ease the anxiety in the child and raise awareness about the importance of humanization in hospitals.

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This is not the first time that the users of Zacaris show their solidarity and social commitment. In their last campaign, recently founded, they’ve achieved that 150 people in Cameron have the chance to prevent and detect diseases such as uterus cancer, one of the main mortality causes among woman in Africa.  You can remember the project HERE.

You can follow the process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

 

6 key points to convey CSR

In an increasingly more competitive environment and with people being increasingly more educated and informed, doing this well is essential to being successful in business and letting people know that you are doing it well is key to get to where you want to be.

Corporate Social Responsibility makes the business’ footprint on the environment and society that surrounds it as positive as possible. Communication makes it so that the footprint is known and recognised throughout the people associated with the business.

So take note of the 6 key points we have made for you to convey CSR:

  1. Back up what you say with actions. Surely, you will have heard something along the words of ‘let your actions speak for you’, well this point goes slightly in that direction. It isn’t just the actions that speak for you, you must speak for yourself but your actions (those of the business) have to support what you say to make what you say credible.
  1. Comprehensive and strategic communication. CSR isn’t a minor part of the business’ management, neither must its communication represent a minor part of the corporate communication. Include the communicative actions linked to CSR in your comprehensive communication strategy; make sure it is coherent with what you want to transmit in every communication action.
  1. Be transparent and personal with your public. If credibility is essential in all processes involving communication, when we talk about CSR, its importance is paramount. Make your public believe what you tell them, earn their trust! Be transparent, show your day-to-day, show them the impact that CSR has on your day-to-day activities.
  1. Communicate via different channels. Increasing your communication channels and varying them is nothing new. Take advantage of all the possibilities that you have in front of you. Don’t limit yourself to just using one channel, try to value which ones can contribute to your business more and exploit them!
  1. Communicate your results. Everything the company does to seek results, especially in the case of CSR, has to do with the impact on its surroundings: don’t be shy, show the world what you have achieved in the last month, quarter, and year! Let the results speak for themselves!
  1. Be brave in what you communicate, take on challenges! Take on social challenges, show the public that your commitment is real and … don’t be scared! Show the human side of your business, involve as many of your clients as possible and don’t worry about not achieving what you propose, your clients will value your participation!

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Worldcoo Team.

The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)

Tuum is a small village located at approximately 500 km north from Nairobi. It is an isolated place, arid and of difficult access. The minimum services of health and education are not available to the population. There is only one public primary school and the kindergarten has opened its doors to children under 6 who, before that, wandered around the fields carelessly.

Thanks of the collaboration of more than 800 users of Zacaris, the NGO Active Africa has achieved the schooling of 120 kids (from 3 to 5 years old) from Samburu and Turkana tribes.

Here the complete report!

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Worldcoo Team.

5 actions you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce

Businesses that focus their efforts to sell through the internet must have the same, if not more, commitment to help the environment and society than traditional businesses. Convincing a demanding client to buy will depend largely on their capability to get involved in improving the world in which they live in.

That is why we are giving you 5 actions which you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce.

1. If your businesses deals with food, donate what is surplus to food banks in your area.

Does your e-commerce dedicate itself to the world of food and sometimes find itself with food leftover and with no other option but to throw it away? Give it a better use! Take it to a food bank close by. Practically zero investment, however most definitely a positive impact.

2. Recycle all the waste that you produce.

Recycling is a way to show respect for our surroundings and to look after the environment. A simple action such as separating the waste the business produces can make a great impact on society – not only because of the action itself, but also to create awareness amongst the staff.

3. Cooperate in promoting solidarity actions carried out by other organisations and businesses.

imatge_bombetaYour business is a fantastic channel to give visibility to solidarity actions of all sorts. Engage with their causes and use all your means to make them visible to your public. To do this, tools such as our widget will prove very useful for you.

4. Sponsor cultural events.

Culture is one of the values that involves a lot of people; don’t allow your business to be left on the sidelines. Choose those cultural events that identify themselves with the image of your brand the most whilst also showing your contribution to society.

5. Create your own non-formal educative project.

It could be a workshop directed towards adults or towards children. You can show and teach new pieces of technology to those who still have not discovered them, or give the essential keys to have a healthy diet, or explain which is the best way to create a start-up. Use and transform what your business has to contribute to the world and … give it a go!

Worldcoo Team.

Access to water in Agraharam village

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During this school year, 30 kids will receive school support to improve their education  thanks to Planeta Huerto users, who have been contributing to break poverty cycle. Just like a reminder, today 1 every 4 kids live situations of vulnerability, because many families struggle to meet their basic needs. They will do it through a program leaded by La Obra Social “la Caixa”. Thank you so much to make it happen!

They start a new social project today, which is promote the access to water in Agraharam village, who is located in the second most arid state in India after Rajasthan, with an annual average rainfall of 940mm. These weather conditions affect agriculture, the livelihood of nearly 80% of the population.

vicente_ferrer_logoThis situation is what led to Vicente Ferrer Foundation to develop an Ecological Development Plan to save, multiply and share the natural, agricultural and livestock resources of the area.

Thanks to the contribution of the users of Planeta Huerto, the organisation will be able to build a dam to benefit 1.068 members of the 203 farming families who live in the village, from the positive impact of the construction of the dam.

You can follow the project HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk

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As you know, one of our commitments is to show with totally transparency  the progress of each of the projects we collaborate.  In this sense, today we present you the final report of the Family Aid program in Spain (promoted by “Action Aid”) and which the users of Zacaris, the main online shop where customers can buy any kind of shoe, were involved.

Thanks to their collaboration, 2 students that are living in a low-income household, will have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. Thank you so much!

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Worldcoo Team.

For the education of 140 girls

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because-im-a-girlOctober 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child; in this context, Nicequest users join the global campaign “Because I am a Girl”, initiative that Plan International launches with the aim of achieve equality for girls and their empowerment through their right to education.

In South Sudan, only a small part of primary school children attend school, and in the case of girls, the number is further reduced by the fact that is traditionally conceived that girls have to marry and have children at an earlier age, so the education is not the priority.

logo_planThis situation is what has led to Plan International to develop an Accelerated Learning Program at private government schools to promote access to schooling for teenagers with kids and girls who are between 12 and 18 years old. That program is aimed to promote education and facilitate the retention of girls in this courses through different initiatives, such as the distribution of hygiene kits among attendees or caring for children in a nursery near the school.

Through the participation of the users of Nicequest, we will be able to help 140 girls to have access to alternative quality education in a safe and socially cohesive environment.

You can follow the process HERE.

Worldcoo team. 

Is your business socially responsible?

Today, Corporate Social Responsibility forms an essential part of businesses. Organisations simply don’t just conduct economic activity, but they also contribute to the common good and help our society to develop in the most ethical and respectful way possible regarding its surroundings and the people who belong to them.

With this in mind, there are no longer businesses who escape their social responsibilities, what about your business? Is your business socially responsible? Put it to the test by answering these simple questions!

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If you have managed to answer ‘Yes’ to all of the previous questions, congratulations! Your business is being 100% socially responsible. However, if you have answered ‘No’ to some of them, it is time to get to work! Now you have you an assessment in what your business falters in, and with this, the opportunity to keep improving.

Worldcoo Team.

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