ATCO Employees Surpass $40 Million in Charity Pledges
CALGARY, Alberta, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATCO Ltd. (TSX: ACO.X, ACO.Y)
Each year since 2006 the employees of ATCO raise money for hundreds of community charities in Alberta and throughout the world. Throughout this year’s ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating In Communities) campaign, employees raised $2.6 million bringing their total contribution to more than $40 million.
“I am overwhelmed and so very proud of the people of ATCO for their generosity, their spirit and most importantly their caring, particularly during these difficult economic times,” said Nancy Southern, ATCO’s Chair & Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to raising millions of dollars for hundreds of charities, the program has facilitated thousands of employee volunteer hours. In 2018, ATCO’s people volunteered more than 8,600 hours, bringing the cumulative total to more than 240,000 hours.
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 of their choice, and the company enhances its peoples’ generosity by matching those donations made to human health and wellness charities. ATCO also covers all administration costs for the program, ensuring that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donations pledged.
With approximately 6,000 employees and assets of $24 billion, ATCO is a diversified global holding corporation with investments in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management), Energy Infrastructure (electricity generation, transmission and distribution; natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development; energy storage and industrial water solutions; and electricity and natural gas retail sales), Transportation (ports and transportation logistics) and Commercial Real Estate. More information can be found at www.ATCO.com.
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