Solidarity Initiatives

Fastweb has always supported the areas in which it operates by financing local projects and initiatives also through the involvement of its employees and customers.
Throughout 2023, Fastweb's support has taken the form of donations of money, time, materials and the skills of its people with the ultimate goal of protecting health, supporting people through technology, providing education and spreading the values of sustainability.

6.956 days
corporate volunteering "Settimana del futuro"
50,000 euros
donated to Save the Children's Emergency Fund for Children
132,000 euros
donated by Fastweb and its employees to support earthquake affected people in Turkey and Syria
148,000 euros
donated by Fastweb and its employees to support Emilia-Romagna emergency
1 milion euros
for the planet in support of the Seaty, Mosaico Verde and Marine Biomass Regeneration projects

Emilia-Romagna emergency

After the flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region in May, Fastweb and its employees launched a fundraising campaign in solidarity with residents and to help finance the reopening of shelters and socio-educational centres for disadvantaged children in Castel Bolognese, one of the worst-hit towns in the province of Ravenna. Thanks to its employees’ donations, which Fastweb matched, €148,000 was donated to the CESVI Foundation. The money will go to Educare Insieme, a social cooperative that operates various activities and shelters in Castel Bolognese for people in difficult circumstances, in order to help reopen schools and shelters for children with problematic family situations and mothers with children in need of help. To show its solidarity, Fastweb also waived all landline costs for three months for its freelance business customers and SME customers cut off from the internet in the areas affected by the flooding. In addition, for customers who had to move their line, the process was carried free of charge.

Support for people affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Fastweb showed solidarity with the people affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, holding a fundraiser with the independent humanitarian organization ActionAid Italia to offer solid help in the emergency caused by the earthquake. Employees donated €66,000, which the company matched for another €66,000, so Fastweb could help ensure safe and timely access to humanitarian assistance for the earthquake-affected communities and that their basic needs could be met. Fastweb's donation, together with that of its employees, was used for large-scale relief in which 250 families, or about 1,250 people, were given ready-to-eat food and drinking water, basic necessities like thermal clothing and blankets to protect them against the cold, and temporary shelters were built with initial welcoming services. To help the people of Turkey and Syria and to facilitate communications, Fastweb also eliminated the cost of landline calls, text messages and mobile roaming to and from Turkey and Syria for a period of about two months for all its residential, freelance business and SME customers.

Solidarity with Morocco and Libya

To support the people affected by the earthquake in Morocco and those affected by the flooding in Libya, Fastweb eliminated the cost of landline calls, text messages and mobile roaming to and from Morocco and Libya for about two months for all its residential, freelance business and SME customers.

Fastweb for Action Aid

Fastweb in cooperation its customers supports Ripartire, the ActionAid project against the early school leaving and educational poverty working on training and new skills. Ripartire encourages the inclusion of students, families, schools that are in difficult contexts of the country.

For every euro donated by its customers via subscription, Fastweb will add another, thus doubling the value of the donation.

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Fastweb for peace with Save the Children

To help children suffering in every corner of the world as a result of conflict, Fastweb donated €50,000 to Save the Children’s Emergency Fund, offering concrete help to alleviate children’s suffering.

Environmental initiatives

Fastweb is involved in three different projects to protect the environment: Seaty, Mosaico Verde and Marine Biomass Regeneration. These projects are part of “1 million euros for the planet”, an initiative that began in 2022 and will continue in forthcoming years in relation to the climate, the redevelopment of urban areas to absorb CO2, ocean health and biodiversity. Find out more about Seaty, Mosaico Verde and Marine Biomass Regeneration.

Charity Calls

With the aim of promoting cancer prevention, Fastweb supported the tour of the new LILT (Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori - Italian League for the Fight against Tumours) mobile clinic also in 2021, with a health mission: to bring cancer prevention to the most fragile and peripheral areas of the cities of Milan and Monza.

The mobile clinic, equipped with two areas for cutting-edge diagnostic examinations, has reached in fact the peripheral areas of Milan and Monza Brianza, where there are still few opportunities to make early diagnosis part of life. During the entire tour, the visits were open to all women who had never joined or visited the LILT Facilities, regardless of age.

Find out more about these and other initiatives