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ACE Observes Global Day of Service in 50 Countries
Oct 26, 2015

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 education.”

Here are representative examples of the 2015 Global Day of Service activities:

North America

  • 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 Humanity.
  • Canada: Volunteers sorted food at Second Harvest food rescue program in Toronto and participated in cleanup and tree planting projects.

Latin America

  • 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 homeless.

Europe

  • 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.

Asia Pacific

  • 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.

 

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Media:
ACE Group
Jeffrey Zack, 212-827-4444
jeffrey.zack@acegroup.com


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