Annual awards initiative honors companies with superior community engagement
ATLANTA, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/— Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announced The Civic 50 honorees of 2018, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcased how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other.
Deloitte employees spent Friday out of the office, cleaning, organizing and applying fresh paint to the walls of classrooms and hallways at Covenant Preparatory School as part of their 19th annual Impact Day.
A team of 35 employees from Deloitte’s Hartford office were deployed to lend their efforts at Covenant Prep. As employees eagerly waited to apply a second coat of paint, Deloitte consulting manager Akhila Geethakumari said the work had given her a huge sense of satisfaction.
Shire employees around the world held events during the first week of June to bring awareness and action for the environment in honor of World Environment Day on June 5.
The theme of Shire's World Environment Day event was Taking Responsibility for the Environment: Energy & Climate, Water and Waste, in support of the company’s Responsibility goals (see the infographic focused on Shire’s natural resource goals).
In partnership with Keep America Beautiful, hundreds of Pernod Ricard employees worked to reinvigorate and revitalize local neighborhoods and parks across the country
Pernod Ricard USA, a leading premium spirits and wine company, recently collaborated with Keep America Beautiful and for Pernod Ricard USA's eighth annual Responsib’ALL Day.
One day each year, Pernod Ricard USA employees celebrate Responsib’ALL Day by collectively investing volunteer hours in their home communities to show their commitment and contribution to society and to demonstrate “good times from a good place.”
Throughout the fall and winter, Astellas sponsored a total of 62 Changing Tomorrow Day volunteer events for field-based employees across the United States to unite and support families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses (RMH) to be near their hospitalized children. Many of the volunteers cooked meals from scratch to provide comfort and nutrition to the patients’ families, while other teams helped clean the houses to meet the needs of each RMH chapter.
Finally, the data to support what we've intuitively known for years about the true value of corporate giving. By taking an employee engagement approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs, companies can not only achieve greater social impact—they can drive additional business value through increased employee retention, too.
When your schedule is crammed full of work obligations and caregiving for family members, how do you squeeze in some much-needed “me time?”
If you take the advice of Domenica Robinson, Humana’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, you’d find a volunteer activity that makes you feel happy and connected to your local community.
“Giving back to my community gives me ‘me time.’ It’s what I do for myself to feel good while also giving back to my community,” Domenica said. “I truly enjoy volunteering and giving people a little sunshine in their day – it makes me feel so good.”