Run, raise, rise
“Run, raise, rise” is the motto used by the Mumbai office to promote the participation of Trafigura employees in the Tata Mumbai Marathon that took place in January 2018. From a clutch of runners in previous editions of the marathon, this year’s event surpassed every expectation in terms of fundraising results and runners’ attendance. 132 local employees (an amount that equals 25% of the Mumbai office) and 8 global staff from other Trafigura offices joined the run in a spectacular day of shared efforts.
Thanks to the fundraising endeavours of local runners and senior management, who engaged business partners in the collect of money for the Mumbai Charity Committee, the local office was able to raise around USD 400,000, an amount that will be doubled by the Trafigura Foundation’s matching funds scheme.
Such a stunning achievement was possible thanks to the personal efforts and passion that some of the local employees put in the organisations of the event. Another key for success was the idea to promote participation in the marathon as a way to take care of oneself, dedicate more time to the personal wellbeing of the mind and the body through the practice of running.