IMPACT THROUGH ACTION
*includes both individual volunteer hours and corporate-sponsored volunteer hours
In 2016, Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement introduced a new community impact program. ACT — Associates. Community. Together. — empowers our associates to support causes that are closest to their hearts through volunteer service and financial contributions. We amplify their impact through matching donations, funding volunteer time and supporting collaborative philanthropy. Together, we are making a meaningful impact in the communities where we live and work.
For more than a century, our company has helped individuals, companies and employers build greater financial security. We’ve also helped the communities in which we live, work and play become stronger, healthier and more vibrant.
Like planning for retirement, building better communities requires actions big and small, collaboration with others, and guidance from those who are the best in the business. Each day, our nearly 6,000 associates embody these values to help create the best path forward for our clients and our communities.
In 2016, we introduced a new community program called ACT (Associates. Community. Together.). This program empowers associates. They support nonprofits that are most meaningful to them as individuals. They come together as teams to get behind important causes. And they show leadership by partnering with nonprofits to make an important and lasting impact.
Each volunteer hour given and dollar donated and matched through ACT adds up to a large collective impact. This report is a measure of our impact through action in 2016. I hope you will be as inspired by these stories as I am and will commit to making your own impact through action as a result.
We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Since 2010, we’ve worked hard to waste less and conserve more. In 2016, we accomplished the following:
Pounds of material shredded or recycled
Reams of paper saved
Gallons of water saved
Cubic yards of landfill space saved
Kw/hours of electricity saved
Pounds of greenhouse gas emissions avoided
Gallons of oil saved
Pounds of compostable materials collected