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Win4Youth is a global sports and CSR initiative organised by Adecco to raise money for foundations supporting abandoned, orphaned or sick children and helping families from disadvantaged communities while living Adecco's core values actively.

Since the programme began in 2010, colleagues have taken part in running, cycling and triathlon highlight events. Now celebrating its 7th year, the 2016 programme will concentrate on achieving the ambitious goal of 3,500,000 kms by triathlon again.

All colleagues, associates and clients in more than 60 countries throughout the company are invited to organise their own triathlon events and to participate in local events. If our ambitious goal is achieved by colleagues, clients and associates, Adecco Group has committed money to selected foundations.

Highlight event in October 2016

The Adecco Win4Youth 2016 team of 70 ambassadors will be trained to face a triathlon in Spain, the Lanzarote Triathlon. And of course, our ambassadors have the full support of 32,000 colleagues in more than 60 countries that will also be swimming, cycling and running throughout the year to ensure we reach our goal.


Win4Youth 2016 Foundations

Nine foundations have been selected in Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Serbia and Slovakia along with a global foundation that is assisting civilian victims of natural disasters, wars and economic collapse. The foundations for 2016 were chosen by the countries, thanks to the global selection process that we introduced in 2014. Every country had the chance to hand in their favorite foundation. More than 40 foundations were put forward and the top nine voted foundations were chosen by the countries. The Foundations will equally benefit from the funds raised by Win4Youth.



2014, the 86-strong Adecco team cycled up the Col du Tourmalet, the famous Tour de France mountain climb, marking the most important event in the 2014 Win4Youth programme. From Luz-Saint-Sauveur, the climb conquers 1,405 m of elevation over 19 km on an average gradient of 7.8%. The money raised will be donated to foundations in Argentina, Cambodia, Poland, Portugal and Italy.




In 2013, 20,853 colleagues, 2,304 associates and 9,531 clients participated in more than 11,000 events in over 60 countries, running a total of 700,840 kilometres, way beyond our target of 500,000 kilometres. 76 colleagues were trained to take part in the Athens Classic Marathon and finished the race on 10th November 2013. The money raised was donated to foundations in Columbia, Italy, Thailand and Belgium.



In 2012, 33,030 employees participated in more than 10,000 events in 60 countries, swimming, cycling and running a total of 1,109,122 kilometres, way beyond our target of one million kilometres. 70 colleagues were trained to take part in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in Spain and finished the race on 7 October 2012. The money raised was donated to foundations in Belgium, China, Morocco and New Zealand.



In 2011, more than 20,500 colleagues and clients in 63 countries took to their bikes in more than 2,300 events around the world to clock up a grand total of 1,565,528 kilometres. 74 colleagues were trained to cycle up Mont Ventoux in France and completed the challenge on September 12th 2011. The money raised was given to three foundations in Brazil, Greece and on the Philippines.



In 2010, Adecco colleagues from around the world joined together locally and in global teams to run a total of 228,002 km for six selected foundations. The Adecco Group funded every kilometre completed and the money raised was donated to Chile, France, Haiti, India, Spain and the USA. One of the highlights of the Win4Youth 2010 initiative was the participation of 62 colleagues from all continents in the New York City Marathon on 7 November 2010.

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