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IMPACT THROUGH ACTION

2016 Community Impact Report

Our 2016 impact

16,065

volunteer hours*

770

unique nonprofit
organizations supported

$2.2 M

donated to nonprofits

*includes both individual volunteer hours and corporate-sponsored volunteer hours

Associates. Community. Together.

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.

From our CEO

Robert L. Reynolds
President and CEO

Great-West Financial | Empower Retirement

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.

Stories of action

Action
Heroes

Some of our associates have gone above and beyond by participating in several elements of our ACT program.

 

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Action
Teams

Teams of associates work to maximize their efforts by fundraising for and participating in charitable activities.

 

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Action
Matches

We double down on the volunteer time and money our associates donate, enabling a greater impact.

 

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Action Committees

Groups of committed associates plan on- and off-site activities and donation drives to help those in need.

 

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Action
Hours

Empowered through paid volunteer time, our dedicated associates make the world a better place.

 

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NFL
Partnerships

In alignment with our NFL team sponsorships, we partner with local nonprofits in these communities.

 

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Sustainability

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:

502,709

Pounds of material shredded or recycled

4,007

Trees saved

66,936

Reams of paper saved

1.55M

Gallons of water saved

3,189

Cubic yards of landfill space saved

1.27M

Kw/hours of electricity saved

254,331

Pounds of greenhouse gas emissions avoided

88,507

Gallons of oil saved

142,830

Pounds of compostable materials collected