(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 13, 2011 - ING employees are celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16, and Earth Day, April 22, through volunteerism projects and awareness activities. With approximately 8,500 employees in major cities across the United States, ING will partner with nonprofit organizations to address community needs and promote environmental consciousness among employees. Employees are volunteering to mentor students, teach financial literacy programs, deliver meals to the homebound and beautify area communities. Encouraging employees to bike, carpool and use public transportation to get to work, participate in “lights-out hours,” recycle, and sponsor organic gardening, composting, and green cleaning seminars are among the activities planned to increase employees’ awareness of how collective efforts can help mitigate their impact on the environment.
“ING’s national volunteer and environmental teams are helping to engage employees year-round to make a difference in our community by addressing some of our most pressing social issues,” says Rhonda Mims
, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president, ING’s Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. “Rallying employees in April to recognize National Volunteer Week and Earth Day allows us to combine efforts and focus our volunteerism and environmental activities in a bigger way in addition to our regular activities throughout the year.”
ING demonstrates its commitment to the environment through its Orange Goes Green campaign. The company is not only investing in green energy and employee-awareness programs, but also taking a holistic approach by engaging areas across the business in identifying opportunities from purchasing to green cleaning to waste reduction programs to become more environmentally conscious. Some measurable results include:
17% reduction in energy consumption across U.S. locations since 2007.
27% (130 tons) reduction in copy paper purchasing in 2010.
62% (798 tons) of generated waste recycled.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 107,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.
In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 15 million customers across the nation.
ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.
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About the ING Foundation
The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity and environmental sustainability.