SGS volunteers gathered on Saturday May 30, 2015 and took part in the volunteering action Our Belgrade, that has been organized at several locations in the city . The action brought together more than 150 employees from the member companies of the Responsible Business Forum, including SGS as presiding member. Along with Responsible Business Forum and continuous support of NGO Smart Kolektiv, the action was supported also by the Institute for Sustainable Communities, the city authorities, as well as the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
SGS volunteers have spent a great day in Creative educational centre for mentally disabled persons giving their best to improve the space in which beneficiaries of the Centre reside. Along with the Centre beneficiaries, our colleagues have contributed with the greening the yard of the Centre by plants, refreshing murals and painting the outer of its walls. Upon finalization of the activities, the volunteers and the center protégées spent a time together by chatting and socializing.
Our Belgrade is voluntary action organized annually in which 30 companies operating in Serbia took part in the last seven years when this project started. Expressed in number of volunteers involved, it might be said that approximately 2,500 of employees was engaged in up to now organized activities, contributing also to environmental protection of the City while simultaneously providing direct assistance on improving the quality of life to more than 7,000 of citizens, including children.
This action confirms that sometimes it is enough to donate your time and attention, using also a bit of imagination and creativity to provide strong support to those who need it most.