STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The theme has been chosen to support the education of young people in disadvantaged areas who do not have access to the resources and opportunities available to others.
Every winter, the Volvo Group makes a series of donations on behalf of all employees to projects and organizations around the world. The aim is to make a difference, improve quality of life and provide opportunities for people who really need it. This initiative, founded in 2016, is known as the Volvo Group Seasonal Gift.
To decide which organizations, receive the Seasonal Gift, a theme is chosen – one which addresses the challenges that currently affect society. Projects that tackle these challenges are eligible for the Seasonal Gift and nominated by country: those which are deemed most suitable then receive a donation.
“Supporting STEM education is crucial for the Volvo Group in the long term because it helps educate the workforce of the future. As a global company in the automotive industry, we rely on a highly skilled workforce to design, develop, and manufacture our products. By supporting STEM education for young people, we are investing in the future,” says Johan Reiman, Director Societal Engagement.