CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2013) - ATCO announced today that $3.8 Million was raised for charity in 2012 through its ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) program. The employee-led program combines fundraising events, auctions, friendly team competitions and employee pledges to support charitable organizations.
ATCO employees are able to donate to the charities of their choice with all administration costs for the program absorbed by ATCO, ensuring that the charities benefit from100 per cent of the donation. ATCO further enhances its peoples' generosity by matching charitable donations made to human health and wellness organizations.
Through ATCO EPIC Time to Give, employees volunteering 50 hours or more are eligible to apply for a $150 donation from ATCO to a registered charity of their choice. In 2012, ATCO employees volunteered more than 34,000 hours.
"The ATCO EPIC program is a testament to the generosity of our people and their commitment to building better communities," said Nancy Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "The hard work and dedication of our employees to the success of this program year after year is an inspiration."
Special celebrations were held today in Calgary and Edmonton to announce the amount raised by the EPIC program and to bring together committee leaders from all nine of ATCO's principal operating companies as well as representatives from benefiting charity organizations.
Building on nearly 60 years of ongoing community support, ATCO EPIC was launched in 2006 and has raised over $19 Million for charitable organizations since that time.
ATCO Group, with more than 8,800 employees and approximately $14 billion in assets, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.atco.com.
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