AREVA Employees Exceed North American Charitable Giving Goal
December 20, 2012
BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 20, 2012 – AREVA’s employees pledged nearly $500,000 as part of the recently completed annual North America Directed Giving Campaign. Recognizing the giving spirit and community support shown during the 2012 charitable giving drive, AREVA prioritizes social responsibility and corporate citizenship. Employee charitable giving is supported and encouraged by AREVA in order to foster the well-being of the communities in which AREVA employees live and work.
“AREVA takes pride in being a good neighbor. The generosity of our employees in addition to our corporate giving program demonstrate the commitment we have to our local communities throughout North America,” said Mike Rencheck, AREVA Inc. chief executive officer and president.
AREVA in Lynchburg, Va. signed up to be a Pacesetter business to help kick off the United Way of Central VA 2012-2013 fundraising campaign. Close to half of the almost 2,000 employees in Lynchburg pledged over a quarter of a million dollars during the two week campaign held in August, achieving 110% of their goal.
Lynchburg employees designated their donations for their favorite charities including Big Brother Big Sister of Central VA, Lynchburg Humane Society, Girls On the Run as well as the United Way general fund.
More than half of the 600 employees in AREVA’s Richland, Wash. operations pledged $83,000 during the two week campaign, designating their donations for their favorite charities including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest as well as the United Way general fund.
AREVA holds an annual campaign at each of its North American sites, providing employees the opportunity and means to support the charitable organizations of their choosing. The theme of this year’s campaign was “Energy That Makes a Difference,” and almost half of the North American workforce pledged to do just that – make a difference. Employees’ donations, along with their many hours of volunteer efforts each year, reflect the sustainable development commitments of AREVA.
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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more than 4,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit us online at http://us.areva.com and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.