Shire Employees Volunteered Over 25,000 Hours in 2016

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Shire Employees Volunteered Over 25,000 Hours in 2016

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: 2016 Annual Responsibility Review

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On October 7, Shire hosted its second annual Global Day of Service. More than one-third of our newly expanded workforce participated in volunteer projects worldwide. Employee volunteers dedicated over 25,000 hours of their time in more than 150 locations. Many projects focused on helping children to “overcome odds.” They included employees helping prepare the SeriousFun Children’s Network camp in Ireland for fall programs, and others developing activity booklets for sick children in Switzerland. You can watch our video to learn more about the day on Shire’s YouTube channel.

In order to better capture, analyze, and promote employee volunteering globally, we launched a new portal — VolunteerMatch. This connects employees with volunteer opportunities and allows them to track their volunteering hours. To date, more than 2,500 employees have logged over 14,000 volunteer hours into the system. This does not yet represent all volunteering hours across Shire and we will continue to roll out the system in 2017, encouraging employees to track their hours so that we may better capture the impact of volunteering across the Company.

To read more about Shire's efforts in the community, see the 2016 Annual Responsibility Review.

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CAMPAIGN: 2016 Annual Responsibility Review

CONTENT: Blog