Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
Our People Helping One Another In 2020, Cushman & Wakefield launched a Global Employee Assistance Fund, part of a $5 million commitment to support our employees impacted by COVID-19 and facing unforeseen financial or personal hardship. Members of Cushman & Wakefield's global management team voluntarily forewent a portion of their salaries and all employees were given the opportunity to make a charitable donation in support of the fund. These funds helped employees cover medical costs; pay for essential needs such as food, rent, and utilities; and care for themselves and their families during a time of crisis. Since launching the fund, over 5,000 grants have been distributed to employees in over 20 countries as of June 2021. In 2021, with the rapid spread of COVID-19 through India, Cushman & Wakefield worked with government-approved medical providers to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccinations for employees. As the situation became critical, Cushman & Wakefield worked with its teams globally to source oxygen air concentrators for employees across India. Soon after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan in early 2020, and the subsequent lockdown of the city, our employees in Greater China initiated a campaign to support our Wuhan colleagues and their families called “Stay Strong – Wuhan.” The senior management team organized a fund across Greater China with a total donation amount of $21,500 to help the most adversely affected colleagues, and sourced face masks as there was a severe shortage at the time. The initiative was further supported by our colleagues across Asia Pacific with lots of kind and caring words. In the next few months, our global and Greater China offices rallied and managed to secure over 43,000 face masks for the Wuhan office.
Responding to the safety and financial relief of our employees during this pandemic puts into action the words that define the Cushman &Wakefield culture: We make an impact. This is an opportunity to exemplify our purpose, our values and our commitment to our people around the world.
Michelle MacKay Chief Operating Officer
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