In addition to the collaboration with the AECC prevention campaigns, Unicaja Banco joins the program ‘Solidaridad en la empresa’ (‘Charity at Work’), which involves different information activities on healthy habits for the bank’s employees.
Unicaja Banco’s support to the AECC and to its work responds to the bank’s interest in supporting social welfare actions in the areas where it operates, especially in Malaga, and with special focus on those actions developed in the field of health and research, and to its interest in improving the efficiency of its policy for the prevention of occupational risks in this regard.
Unicaja Banco and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, AECC) in Malaga have entered into an agreement to collaborate in the fight against cancer and smoking. In particular, the financial institution commits to collaborate in awareness and prevention actions and to support the implementation of programs to quit smoking for its staff.
The agreement has been signed by Unicaja Banco’s Head of Institutional Relations and Relations with Stakeholders, Fernando Ríos, and by the President of the AECC’s Malaga Provincial Board, Francisco Aguilar.
Unicaja Banco’s support to the AECC and to the works that it carries out, reflected in the long-standing collaboration in different initiatives, responds to the bank’s interest in supporting social welfare actions in the areas where it operates, especially in Malaga, and with special focus on those actions developed in the field of health and research. It also falls within the bank’s interest in improving the efficiency of its policy for the prevention of occupational risks in this specific regard.
In general, under this agreement, both institutions agree to collaborate in the development of cancer awareness activities through specific actions such as seminars, to be organized jointly. All of these actions are aimed at cancer prevention and health promotion.
Unicaja Banco will register as AECC member and joins the program ‘Charity at work’ (‘Solidaridad en la empresa’), which includes several activities to spread awareness of healthy habits among its employees, responding, from its Corporate Social Responsibility, to the commitment to fight cancer.
Smoking cessation program for Unicaja Banco’s staff
Unicaja Banco stands for reinforcing the actions for quitting smoking among its employees, in accordance with that established in its policy on the prevention of occupational risks. The AECC Provincial Board has been organizing workshops to quit smoking since 1999.
So, the AECC Malaga delegation will implement among Unicaja Banco’s staff the ‘Smoking Cessation Program’, consisting of a specialized treatment with free services and different intervention modalities. In particular, the program includes workshops given by experts with a combined group therapy methodology.
On the other hand, an individual medical consultation on smoking is scheduled. This will include conductual and pharmacological support techniques, and a helpline for smokers will be established, with remote support and sending specific material by e-mail.
Work of the AECC
AECC Malaga, with offices in Alameda de Capuchinos, 39, in Malaga city, aims at fighting cancer by the implementation of awareness, prevention, research and training activities.
For that purpose, its duties include to inform and raise awareness on the factors facilitating early detection, so as to reduce incidence rates, as well as to improve the life quality of patients and their families.
This association, established in Madrid in March 1953, intends to enhance training among the professionals and volunteers, and especially research to fight cancer. In fact, it is a leader in that area, with 40 million euros allocated since 2011 to 250 projects in 52 research centers in nearly twenty Spanish provinces.pañolas.