Integreon CSR Initiative "SMILE" Grows 800%
Company Sets Record on Outreach Initiatives with Release of Its Second Annual Report
NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, research and business services, today published its second annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The report demonstrates significant achievements in the areas of community development and social enterprise and represents one of the more extensive outreach programs of any legal or knowledge services provider in the world today.
Integreon's SMILE (Spread Magic through Initiative, Love and Enthusiasm) initiative was founded in 2003 as a means for the company and its Associates to take an active role in giving back to the community. The resulting volunteer efforts and other contributions have since touched the lives of many, including underprivileged children, the elderly, women and families all around the world. In 2012, Integreon Associates volunteered more than 2,600 hours for SMILE – a company record and an increase of almost 800 percent from the previous year.
"Integreon and its Associates are dedicated to giving back to both their local and global communities," according to Bob Gogel, Chief Executive Officer of Integreon. "Our Associates across the globe participate in these initiatives for many different reasons, yet each has found that helping those in need adds a new and special dimension to their own work-life balance."
Additionally, this year's report highlights key efforts by Integreon and its Associates, which include:
- Joy of Giving Week, for which Integreon Associates from around the world volunteered more than 1,100 hours.
- Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity in Fargo, North Dakota involved Associates putting in time and effort to build a home for a family in need.
- Children's Hour, a children's welfare organization in Manila, was supported through a significant donation from the company.
- 'Macmillan Coffee Morning' held in London and Bristol, where employees raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support through several engagement programs such as bake sales and other fundraising initiatives.
Benjamin Romualdez, Head of Integreon's operations in the Philippines and responsible for the Group's Global Corporate Social Responsibility programs added, "Being involved and giving back to our local communities is an integral part of our company culture and tied to our core values of teamwork, performance and passion. Our programs are created, organized and led by our Associates, therefore all of this would not be possible without them. We are constantly growing and expanding the SMILE initiative, and this report provides a snapshot of what has been accomplished over the past year. We are very proud of the impact we've made in our communities and we're striving to do even more this year and in the years to come."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Integreon is a trusted provider of integrated legal, document, research and business support solutions to discerning professionals, including law firms and corporate law departments, leading corporations, financial services organisations and professional services firms. Integreon's 2,000+ Associates work globally to support its clients in areas such as market and competitive intelligence, discovery, legal process outsourcing (LPO), operating model transformation and back office redesign. Integreon also excels in business support services such as IT, document processing, finance, and HR. With unrivalled outsourcing experience and its industry-leading onshore and offshore capabilities, clients increasingly rely on Integreon to meet their needs in a demanding business environment. Integreon provides its services to its global client base with delivery capabilities from the US, UK, India, Philippines, South Africa and China. For more information about Integreon's extensive range of services, please visit www.integreon.com.
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