ATCO and its People Raise Record-Breaking $4.3 Million for Charity


CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2015) -

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ATCO revealed today that its employees raised $4.3 million for community charities around the world through its award-winning ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) program in 2014. The $4.3 million represents a new fundraising record for the company, surpassing all previous annual amounts raised since the program's inception in 2006.

The employee-led program rallies the spirit of ATCO's people all over the world, combining fundraising events, volunteerism and individual donations that are directed to the charities that matter most to them. ATCO Group enhances its peoples' generosity by matching donations to charities. The company also covers all administration costs for the program, ensuring that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donation.

The design of the ATCO EPIC program and the many contributions that it has made to ATCO's service communities was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals this past year when it awarded ATCO the 2014 International Award for Outstanding Corporation.

"Year after year I am amazed at the passion, energy and dedication that our employees bring to raising important dollars and awareness for charitable organizations around the world," said Nancy Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "By putting our people at the heart of the ATCO EPIC program we know that our collective impact not only grows exponentially but is being properly directed to areas where our employees see the greatest need in the communities where they work and live."

Based on more than a century of ongoing community support by ATCO and its employees, the ATCO EPIC program was launched in 2006 as a way to unite all the of the ATCO companies' fundraising efforts and make a more meaningful impact in communities. Since that time, the program has raised more than $28 million for more than 500 charities while also facilitating hundreds of thousands of employee volunteer hours.

More information on the ATCO EPIC program can be found at

With more than 9,000 employees and assets of approximately $18 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), and Energy (power generation and sales, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction).

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