2,000 team members run/ride/walk to promote the cause of education for underprivileged children in Hyderabad and Bengaluru
The Wells Fargo EGS Educathon 10K Run/Ride/Walk Event Marks Its Fifth Anniversary
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) - India
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More than 2,000 team members of Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) India participated in the milestone fifth edition of the company’s annual 10K walk/run/ride event on February 4 in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, to promote the cause of education. This “Educathon – Powering Literacy” event was a testament to Wells Fargo’s community focus to support the cause of providing education to underprivileged children, while reaffirming the health and wellness benefits that go with walking, running, and cycling. For the first time, the event saw participation of friends and family of Wells Fargo team members.
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More than 2,000 team members of Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) India participated in the milestone fifth edition of the company's annual 10K walk/run/ride event on February 4 in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, to promote the cause of education. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Corporate social responsibility is rooted in our culture of caring at Wells Fargo, and it has been an important part our company’s growth and success for more than 160 years. We continuously work to make a difference in our workplaces as well as the communities in which we live. At Wells Fargo EGS India, we focus on supporting education for underprivileged children,” said Aveek Mukherjee, head of Wells Fargo EGS Delivery. “We also recognize the importance of having a workplace culture that promotes and supports healthy lifestyle choices by encouraging events such as the annual run/ride/walk event.”
Wells Fargo EGS India has an active community of runners and riders with more than 1,500 team members who regularly take part in running and riding events across the country. To facilitate and encourage cycling to work, Wells Fargo facilities in Hyderabad and Bengaluru have exclusive parking zones for bicycles.
Speaking at the Educathon event, Prakriti Panwar, head of corporate sustainability for Wells Fargo EGS India said, “We are committed to finding new ways to spread awareness to support the cause of education – one of our priority areas of community service. In addition, our volunteers consistently work to help educate underprivileged children by driving various efforts at schools supported by Wells Fargo EGS India.”
The 10K walk/run/ride is one among many examples of Wells Fargo’s commitment to environmental stewardship. While the company has successfully put into practice several ‘everyday’ green initiatives like switching off lights for an hour every week and double-side printing configuration on all printers, Wells Fargo volunteers also create awareness about greener living and participate in external initiatives that help the environment. Wells Fargo Centers in Hyderabad and Bengaluru are also LEED-certified sustainable sites with strict energy and resource management.
About Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) - India
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) is a critical component of the Wells Fargo’s (Wells Fargo Bank N.A.) strategy to leverage distinct advantages in doing business in a global environment. Wells Fargo EGS - India (Wells Fargo India Solutions Private Limited and Wells Fargo International Services Private Limited) is primarily an extension of the technology, operations, knowledge services, and corporate support teams of Wells Fargo. It engages in application development and support, testing, other technology functions, international operations, knowledge support, middle and back-end banking process solutions for a wide spectrum of Wells Fargo’s needs. The entities currently have a 8500+ strong team across their offices in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
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