ING Foundation Releases Annual Report of Corporate Responsibility

June 26, 2009 Atlanta Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

The ING Foundation, the charitable giving arm of financial services leader ING in the U.S., announces the release of the online version of its 2009 Annual Report of Corporate Responsibility. The report is available at ING Foundation Report (PDF, 2.5 mb) and covers ING’s corporate citizenship activities from January 2008 to December 2008.

The report highlights the ING Foundation’s corporate responsibility philosophy, primary areas of focus, review of employee volunteerism and charitable giving, and environmental sustainability. “At ING, we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where ING operates and our employees and customers live,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president, Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. “Our corporate citizenship philosophy is far broader than merely writing checks. We believe in empowering people and helping to make life easier by positively impacting the personal lives of people in the community.”

Highlights from the 2008 report include:

  • Summary of outreach and charitable giving in three primary areas of focus — financial literacy, children’s education and diversity
  • Overview of ING signature programs
  • Overview of environmental responsibility strategy
  • Overview of employee volunteerism
  • Review of charitable giving
  • Highlights of corporate responsibility in Latin America

The ING Foundation welcomes feedback on the report at:

Press inquiries

Audria (Aud) Belton Benn, ING Americas, 770-980-5715, or

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million residential, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 125,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.

In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 29 million customers across the nation.

ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.

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About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on sustainable programs in the areas of financial literacy, children's education and diversity.

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