More than 550 Citi Volunteers in Canada Join Colleagues in 95 Countries to
Mark Company's Annual Global Community Day with Service Activities
TORONTO, June 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Citi employees, alumni, family and friends
around the world will reinforce the company's commitment to supporting and
improving communities by turning out in force today during Citi's eighth
annual Global Community Day. In the days leading up to and including Global
Community Day, more than 60,000 Citi volunteers will gather in 95 countries
around the world to participate in more than 1,200 service projects to benefit
local communities. In Canada, Citi volunteers will be cleaning parks, building
homes with charitable partners, volunteering with food banks, shelters and
other organizations across the country.
Volunteerism is a central part of the Citi employee experience, with Citi
volunteers regularly engaging in community service year-round. Global
Community Day spotlights and reinforces a shared commitment among Citi
employees, clients, alumni, family and friends around the world to collaborate
and dedicate their time and expertise to local community needs, including
literacy and education, housing, environmental stewardship, health and human
services, and disaster relief.
Last year's Global Community Day on June 16, 2012, was a cornerstone of Citi's
year-long 200th anniversary celebration, and resulted in an extraordinary
demonstration of the company's commitment to service. Continuing that
enthusiasm, this year Citi volunteers are contributing more than 300,000 hours
of service in 473 cities. As part of Global Community Day, among other
efforts, Citi volunteers will serve more than 14,200 meals to the hungry,
build 240 houses, and revitalize more than 200 parks, beaches and green spaces.
"Since our first Global Community Day in 2006, this company-wide initiative
has quickly become a Citi tradition," said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. "Last
year's Global Community Day saw the largest participation to date, and we are
excited to carry that momentum into this year as we work side-by-side with
local organizations to strengthen the communities where we live and work."
"Global Community Day represents the best of Citi," said John Hastings, Citi
Country Officer for Canada. "As one of the longest-standing and largest
global banks operating in Canada today, we take our responsibility to the
community seriously and we're pleased to see such a strong turnout in Canada
With a history in Canada dating back to 1919, Citi currently has approximately
3,200 staff in Canada in a range of consumer and institutional business lines.
In addition to rolling up their sleeves, Citi volunteers and community
partners around the world will be communicating about their Global Community
Day experiences on Twitter using #CitiVolunteers.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts
and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides
consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of
financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit,
corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services,
and wealth management.
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi |
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