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GlaxoSmithKline Employees Embark on Long-Term Volunteer Assignments throughout the World
Date:6/27/2012

PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one hundred GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) employees will be setting out for long term (up to six months) assignments in 2012 with 52 nonprofit and non-governmental organizations in 25 countries. These volunteers will bring needed expertise to organizations working to address serious societal challenges including those in the health education and environmental sectors through GSK's skill-based volunteer program, PULSE.

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Commenting on the PULSE Volunteer Partnership, Claire Thomas, SVP, Human Resources, said: "GSK's mission of helping people to do more, feel better and live longer is achieved not only by developing medicines, vaccines and consumer products, but also through employee volunteerism. PULSE makes a difference for communities in need, and it is a life-changing experience for our employees who gain an enhanced understanding of the global environment in which we operate. This flagship program is evolving our company's culture into one that is more open-minded, generous of spirit, and focused on individuals of all income levels throughout the world."

Since the launch of the PULSE Volunteer Partnership in 2009, nearly 300 GSK employees from 33 different countries have volunteered with 70 nonprofits in 49 countries. Watch this video to learn more about their experiences.  Follow the journey of our 2012 volunteers on the PULSE blog

Through a new initiative called PULSE Pillars, GSK will be focusing on multi-year, multi-volunteer projects, strengthening our contribution in key areas: malaria, access to healthcare, and children's health and education.  For the next several years, PU
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