CALGARY, Alberta, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATCO and its people have pledged more than .4 million for hundreds of community charities through the annual ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) campaign, taking the program’s cumulative fundraising total to more than million since its inception in 2006.
“Every year, our people show tremendous energy, commitment and compassion for our neighbours and customers in hundreds of communities around the world,” said Nancy Southern, ATCO’s Chair & Chief Executive Officer. “This overwhelming and enduring sense of community spirit is a source of great personal pride, and is testament to the true strength of our global enterprise – our people.”
In addition to raising millions of dollars for hundreds of charities, the program has facilitated thousands of employee volunteer hours. In 2017, ATCO’s people volunteered more than 8,500 hours, bringing the cumulative total to more than 200,000 hours.
2017 also saw the inaugural ATCO EPIC campaign in Mexico, where employees came together to support the community following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City in September. Funds raised by the ATCO family in Mexico are being used to build new homes for families displaced by the devastating event.
ATCO EPIC is based on more than a century of continuous community support. The employee-led program rallies the spirit of ATCO’s people all over the world, combining fundraising events, volunteerism and individual donations. ATCO employees donate directly to the charities that matter most to them, and ATCO enhances its peoples’ generosity by matching dollar for dollar those donations made to human health and wellness charities. The company also covers all administration costs for the program, ensuring that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donations pledged.
With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at www.ATCO.com.
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