In 2023, the Group’s employees and their families participated in the “Big Starts Small X V-GARDEN Tree Planting Volunteer Activity”. Through employee volunteer activities, more than 3,000 plants were planted, including trees, shrubs, flowers, etc., making a tangible contribution to the sustainable development of community greening and the ecological environment.
In 2022, after the Luding earthquake in Sichuan Province, employee volunteers donated more than 1,300 pieces of supplies to the affected children in Shimian County, one of the hardest-hit areas. These supplies included children's books, stationery, and sports equipment. They also collaborated with China Foundation for Rural Development to donate 600 sets of new "Warm Bags" to provide support and encouragement to children in disaster-stricken areas.
During the same year, Big Starts Small, together with the Green Belt afforestation project, established the "Volkswagen Group China Employee Volunteer Forest" on barren hills in the suburbs of Beijing. By planting over 500 cherry trees, they aimed to improve the ecological conditions of the barren hills and provide support for local livelihood development. Nearly a hundred employee volunteers participated in the conservation work of the forest, contributing to the restoration of the ecological environment.
In 2021, the employee volunteer project launched its first activity “Shoes for Love”. Employee volunteers painted and donated shoes to nearly 600 children living in Yunnan’s remote mountainous regions, along with greeting cards and winter clothing, as New Year gifts, delivering love and warmth to the children. In December, the project carried out the "Warm Bag" activity. Employee volunteers prepared winter clothing and books for 622 children in remote areas of Qinghai Province, and made blessing cards and sent them to the children, bringing care and warmth during the cold winter. These two volunteer activities attracted the participation of over 1,000 employees and benefited more than 1,200 disadvantaged children.