Community giving: everybody wins - Standard Life's employee community
engagement program receives a Gold Quill Award
MONTREAL, June 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Canada announced today
that its employee community engagement program has won a Gold Quill Award of
Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The
program known as "Together, in our community" encourages employee volunteering
efforts. It was recognized by the IABC for its simplicity and flexibility; in
total, there were 803 submissions from organizations around the world. The
award of merit was timely - it was given just one year after Standard Life
launched its employee community engagement program.
"We're extremely proud to receive this award," said Sophie Fortin, Standard
Life's Senior Vice-President of People, Business Change and Communications.
"It recognizes the efforts of our employees in communities across the country.
It shows that when individuals give of their time and money, everybody wins.
The organizations they support benefit. Studies also indicate that employees
who volunteer are healthier and happier, more engaged and more receptive to
learning new skills."
Standard Life developed its employee community engagement program following
in-house consultations with leaders, managers and employees at all levels. It
also conducted an environmental assessment of industry best practices.
Research by Net Impact (2010) indicates that more than 80% of undergraduate
university students want to work for a socially responsible organization.
"Employee community engagement programs can help us attract new talent and
retain existing employees," Ms. Fortin explained. "We designed this program
with and for our employees. They wanted more flexibility and more
opportunities - more choice - to get involved."
Standard Life has a long established commitment to invest its financial
resources and expertise in the communities where it does business. In 2012,
the company together with its employees and stakeholders gave $1.4 million to
more than 100 organizations across Canada. Employees volunteered for 480 hours
of community work during their own time and for 500 hours during work hours.
They also raised more than $51,000 for the charitable and non-profit
organizations of their choice.
For more details: Together, in our community: Program components and employee
About Standard Life
Standard Life Financial Inc. provides long-term savings, investments and
insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members.
Standard Life in Canada has been doing business for 180 years and has more
than 2,000 employees. It is the largest operation outside of the United
Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in Edinburgh,
Scotland. Standard Life plc has around six million customers worldwide and
operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia, and globally
with Standard Life Investments Ltd.
As of March 31, 2013, Standard Life plc had $360 billion in assets under
administration, including $46billion in Canada through Standard Life
Geoffrey King 514-499-7999, ext. 8150 firstname.lastname@example.org
Image with caption: "Standard Life employees volunteering at Moisson Montréal
food bank. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at:
PDF available at:
SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:
CO: STANDARD LIFE
NI: INS ENT
-0- Jun/20/2013 15:53 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.