Employees give back during centennial year with more than 11,000
hours of service across more than 100 service projects and pledge to
continue the effort through 2012
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As part of the year-long centennial celebration of insuring America,
Zurich today announced completion of its 100th service project as part
of the “100 Ways” program and pledged to continue the initiative through
the end of the year with the goal of involving a quarter of its
employees in more than 200 volunteer activities. To date, the “100 Ways”
program has donated more than 11,000 hours of service and included 1,500
employee volunteers to aid organizations such as the American Red Cross,
Habitat for Humanity, HandsOn Network and the United Way.
More than 70 employees celebrated the 100th milestone at a volunteer
service project with Clearbrook Academy in Arlington Heights, Ill., at
the organization’s Practically Perfect Resale Shop. Formed 55 years ago,
Clearbrook Academy provides services to 3,400 adults and children with
developmental disabilities in 80 communities across the Chicago area.
The Zurich volunteers sorted and assembled donated items, removed old
items from stock and replenished new items available for sale. To view
and download photos from the milestone 100th project
celebration, go to http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Zurich-Celebrates-Community-Service-Milestone-Contributing-%E2%80%9C100-Ways%E2%80%9D-Part-its-100-Year
“Helping to build and sustain our communities is as important today as
it was 100 years ago,” said Kathleen
Savio, North America Chief Administrative Officer for Zurich
Insurance, member of the Z Zurich Foundation board and Chair of the Insurance
Industry Charitable Foundation Midwest Division.
“Achieving the initial goal of our ‘100 Ways’ program is another
important milestone for our company. We continue to look forward to our
next 100 years and to contributing to the communities in which we live
Since achieving its initial goal of encouraging its employees in North
America to take action and give back to communities in “100 Ways” by
completing 100+ projects of service for communities across the U.S. and
Canada throughout 2012, Zurich is challenging 25 percent of all its
employees to volunteer as part of the centennial program. It expects to
complete more than 200 projects by the end of the year.
Highlights in reaching its 100th project milestone include:
For more information about Zurich’s 100-year anniversary insuring
America, please visit www.Zurichna.com/100
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance
provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe,
North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well
as other markets. For more information about the products and services
it offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm.
In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com)
is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the
global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and
programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued
by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life
insurance company. 2012 marksZurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring
America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.
Further information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring
America is available at http://www.zurichna.com/100.
Zurich, North AmericaMedia contact:Jennifer Nowacki(847)