DKV launches the 4th Call for Healthcare Social Benefits

This edition covers five categories: Health and the environment; Health prevention and promotion; Childhood obesity and eating disorders; Health and disability; and Healthy ageing

DKV launches the Call for Healthcare Social Benefits "You decide 2019". The aim of this initiative is to support projects whose objective is to improve health, take care of the environment and/ or improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people.

The total contribution of DKV Seguros to all the selected projects will be 120,000 euros, and this will help fund up to 10 projects, each of them with a maximum of 12,000 euros.

The entities that want to participate in the call may present a single project in one of the 5 categories of this year.

The Health and the environment category is the only one open to public vote, and it is aimed at those projects whose central component is the environment and its relationship with health, that is, environmental projects that will have a positive impact on people’s health and/or initiatives that help raise people’s awareness regarding the influence of environmental factors on health. Two winning projects will be selected for this section.

Projects focused on prevention and/or aimed at improving the health and quality of life of children, adolescents, women, people with addictions, people with minority illnesses and/or senior citizens can be submitted to the Prevention and Promotion of health category.

The Childhood obesity and eating disorders category will be open to those projects that are related to the assistance for people with eating disorders and/or childhood obesity and whose beneficiaries are children and adolescents.

Projects focused on prevention and/or aimed at improving the health and quality of life of people with physical, sensory, mental or intellectual disabilities can submit their candidacy to the Health and disability category.

Finally, the Healthy ageing category is aimed at projects designed to prevent, improve and maintain the cognitive faculties of senior citizens.

Any entity that wishes to participate in this 14th Call for Healthcare Social benefits may submit the necessary documentation for the first phase from today 5 September until 31 October, with a deadline at 11.00pm. The participating entities will be notified if they have passed the first stage in late October of 2018.

The terms and conditions for the call and the documents to be submitted are available in

https://eng.dkvseguros.com/empresa-responsable/cuidamos-personas/convocatoria/xiv

DKV believes that companies have a social responsibility to people and, therefore, affirms its commitment to being a responsible business: the company argues that the need to monetise, through good products and good service, is compatible with the pursuit of social and environmental benefits.

In fact, corporate responsibility is one of the pillars on which the company's strategy is based. Corporate responsibility is part of DKV's corporate mission and is a key aspect in understanding the company's business. Thus, DKV commits to responding to the ethical, social and environmental expectations of all its stakeholders: employees, customers, public health staff, brokers, suppliers, administration, society, etc.

DKV hopes to increase the number of people who benefit from the Social Grants for Health and Disability Projects in the coming years, and, therefore, to fulfil the ambition of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme related to health.