NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ACE Group observed a Global Day of Service on October 23. The initiative
involved more than 6,000 ACE employees in 50 countries who participated
in approximately 250 volunteer projects focused on education, poverty
and health and the environment. ACE employees donated more than 25,000
hours in the communities where they live and work.
The Global Day of Service, a tradition that began in 2005, reflects
ACE’s firm belief that positive contributions to communities return
long-lasting benefits to society and the company’s employees and
business. Projects for the day included volunteering at local food banks
and shelters, the cleanup and restoration of parks and public spaces and
supporting local animal shelters.
“Our Global Day of Service is an important expression of ACE’s can-do
culture. As a company with a deep presence in both developed and
developing countries across the globe, we’re committed to being good
neighbors who help those who need it,” said Evan Greenberg, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of ACE Group. “I thank all of our employees who
volunteered to help those who are less fortunate, care for our
environment and make a positive impact in our communities through
Here are representative examples of the 2015 Global Day of Service
United States: In New York, employees prepared and served food
to the children and families residing at Ronald McDonald House while
employees in Philadelphia served meals to the elderly at a local
community center and helped build and restore homes with Habitat for
Canada: Volunteers sorted food at Second Harvest food rescue
program in Toronto and participated in cleanup and tree planting
Mexico: Volunteers collected books and donated them to local
elementary schools in Guadalajara.
Brazil: In São Paulo, employees commemorated Children’s
Day by delivering toys to kids at Vivenda da Criança, a non-profit
that supports poor families, and delivered meals to the city’s
Austria: Employees performed general maintenance and repairs at
the Sterntalerhof, a hospice residence for the families of chronically
and terminally ill children.
Zurich: ACE volunteers headed outdoors to clean and help
restore a protected nature area in the mountains.
Eurasia & Africa
Egypt: In Cairo, employee volunteers visited with
cancer-stricken children at the largest Children’s Cancer Hospital in
the Middle East.
South Africa: In Johannesburg, employees spent the day at
Parkhurst Primary School, cleaning classrooms and making repairs.
Indonesia: Employees spent their day of service helping to
clean up the historic Old Jakarta neighborhood.
Japan: Volunteers in Japan spent the day cleaning and
maintaining parks and public spaces in several locations.
About ACE Group
ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty
insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and
personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and
supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a
diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group,
is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component
of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com.
Jeffrey Zack, 212-827-4444