The charitable side of Mondragon Assembly
Mondragon Assembly Group, leading automation solutions provider, has donated €8,000 to two non-governmental organizations following a charity sporting challenge that mobilized its workforce.
For the second consecutive year, Mondragon Assembly Group has carried out a charity sporting challenge that has involved everyone in the Group. The challenge was to cover 30,000 km across different sporting disciplines within 10 weeks. In other words, to complete a distance equivalent to going round the world. If successful, Mondragon Assembly Group would donate €8,000 to two NGOs: one chosen by the subsidiary with the most kilometers per person and the other by the runner-up. So, with the goal set, they got down to work.
The challenge ended at the end of 2023 and lasted 10 weeks. During this time, participants could practice different sports disciplines, such as running, swimming, hiking, cycling, etc. and then they had to publish their data on an online platform, where they could see their progress and that of the other participants. In total, 191 people from the different Mondragon Assembly Group plants have taken part in the project – demonstrating their sporting spirit and solidarity – and have managed to complete the 30,000 km challenge.
In total, 191 people from the different Mondragon Assembly Group plants have taken part in the project – demonstrating their sporting spirit and solidarity – and have managed to complete the 30,000 km challenge.
Sport, well-being and contribution to society
This innovative initiative has also provided an excellent opportunity for the people of the Mondragon Assembly Group to unite around a common goal: to promote the well-being of its staff and, at the same time, make a contribution to a social cause. It is also an example of how sport can be a tool for personal and professional development and collective well-being.
Mondragon Assembly Orange, champion of the solidarity sports challenge
The French subsidiary, located in the town of Orange, was the winner of the challenge and the prize, 5,000 euros, was donated to the NGO ESAT le Royal, created in 1982 and whose aim is to enable adults with disabilities to gain access to professional life and to promote their autonomy and social integration.
The head office, located in Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa), has won second place, and has been awarded a prize of 3,000 €, which will go entirely to Esku Hutsik, a non-profit association created by mothers and fathers whose aim is to support families who have experienced or are experiencing bereavement due to the gestational, perinatal or neonatal death of a child.
In short, this achievement is an example of the importance of teamwork and cooperation, two fundamental values of Mondragon Assembly. It is also a way to promote sport as a beneficial activity for physical and mental health, and to support NGOs that carry out essential social work. Mila esker to all the people who have made this wonderful initiative possible!