ING U.S. Celebrates Earth Day with a Week-Long Series of Events

April 19, 2013 New York Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

Community clean-ups, recycling collections, lights-out hours among activities planned across offices

ING U.S. today announced that the company will celebrate Earth Day with a week-long program of events across its campuses, beginning Friday, April 19, through Friday, April 26.  ING U.S. joins more than one 1 billion people of all nationalities and backgrounds from around the globe participating and voicing their appreciation for the planet, according to the Earth Day Network.

“Our focus on environmental sustainability requires a corporate commitment as well as cultural integration that includes continuous improvement, awareness and, most importantly, action. We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for employees to participate and learn about preserving the environment,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and head of the ING U.S. Office of Corporate Responsibility. “As part of that process, we recognize Earth Day with a week’s worth of earth-friendly events so our employees learn about using less and recycling more, not just on April 22, but every day.”

Throughout the week, ING U.S. employees will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, including: sustainable transportation surveys, energy pledges, photo contests, brown-bag learning sessions, lights-out hours and recycling collections. Multiple planting and clean-up volunteer events through Community Partners, the employee volunteer organizations of ING U.S., are also planned in West Chester, Pa.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Atlanta; Windsor, Conn.; Minneapolis; New York; Braintree, Mass.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Jacksonville, Fla.

Specific activities include: 

  • Trash Bash Volunteer: Event with the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation (Friday, April 19; Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Clean up Minneapolis: Held at Father Hennepin Park (Monday, April 22; Minneapolis)
  • Plastic Bag Collection: Bring 10 plastic bags get one reusable bag in exchange (Wednesday, April 24; Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • Garden Volunteer Activity: In association with Take Your Kids to Work Day and the Chester County Food Bank (Thursday, April 25; West Chester, Pa.)
  • Carpool Match-ups: week-long co-worker participation

ING U.S. is committed to conducting business responsibly, and environmental protection is a fundamental part of this commitment. For example, onsite composting programs were implemented at the ING U.S. West Chester, Pa., office to divert over 70% of waste from landfills, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations were recently installed in Atlanta, West Chester and Scottsdale locations.  As a result of these efforts, ING U.S. has seen an overall reduction in energy use (by 31%), paper consumption (by 59%), landfill waste (by 57%), and water use (by 18%).

Press inquiries:
Phil Margolis      
ING U.S.                                
Office: (860) 580-2676      
Cell: (860) 805-7642             
phil.margolis@us.ing.com
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About ING U.S.
ING U.S., which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment and insurance businesses of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. Through the ING U.S. family of companies, we serve the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of products and services, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. Our dedicated workforce of more than 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.’s mission to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to help make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.  For more information, visit http://ing.us.