ATCO and Its People Raise $3.6 Million for Charity


CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) -  ATCO and its employees have raised $3.6 million to bolster community charities in Alberta and around the world through its annual ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) campaign, taking the program's cumulative fundraising total to more than $31 million since its inception in 2006.

"The terrific effort and compassion our people bring year-after-year to raising dollars and awareness for hardworking organizations across our home province and around the world has never been more important," said Nancy Southern, ATCO Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer. "I am so proud of our employees and their tireless effort to support their communities when they need it the most."

The employee-led program rallies the spirit of ATCO's people, combining fundraising events with volunteerism and individual donations. Employees donate directly to the charities that matter most to them, and ATCO enhances its peoples' generosity by matching those donations. The company also covers all administration costs for the program, ensuring that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donations pledged.

ATCO EPIC is based on more than a century of ongoing community support by ATCO and its employees. The program was launched in 2006 as a way to bring together all of the ATCO companies' fundraising efforts into a unified program that would grow and have a meaningful impact in the communities we have the privilege to serve. Since that time, the program has raised more than $31 million for hundreds of charities, while facilitating hundreds of thousands of employee volunteer hours.

With nearly 8,000 employees and assets of approximately $19 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (power generation, distributed generation, and electricity distribution, transmission and infrastructure development); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, natural gas liquids storage and processing, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at           

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