ATCO recognized for philanthropy
ATCO has been selected to receive the 2014 Award for Outstanding Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The international award recognizes ATCO’s extraordinary contribution to philanthropy and the charitable sector with a focus on the company’s ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) program.
Through ATCO EPIC, ATCO companies carry out employee-led campaigns every year that combine fundraising events, volunteerism and employee pledges to support charitable organizations. ATCO enhances its peoples' generosity by matching pledges made to human health and wellness organizations. The company also covers all administration costs for the program to ensure that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donations.
Based on more than a century of ongoing community support by ATCO and its employees, the ATCO EPIC program was launched in 2006 as a way to unite all the of the ATCO companies' fundraising efforts and make a more meaningful impact in communities. Since that time, the program has raised more than $24 million for more than 500 charities while also facilitating hundreds of thousands of employee volunteer hours.
ATCO was nominated for the award by Inn from the Cold, which provides emergency shelter, support and programs to homeless children and their families in Calgary. The nomination was inspired by ATCO’s continuous efforts to donate time, resources, skills and dollars to charities and communities around the world.
With more than 9,000 employees worldwide, ATCO is a diversified global corporation engaged in Structures & Logistics, Utilities and Energy. Focused on sustainable, profitable growth, ATCO is looking for talented and motivated people who share their commitment to excellence.
The nomination was inspired by ATCO’s continuous efforts to donate time, resources, skills and dollars to charities and communities around the world.