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ING Celebrates Volunteerism and Earth Day

Employees Respond to Community Needs, Promote Environmental Consciousness

Published 04-20-10

Submitted by ING

ING employees will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 18 - 24, and Earth Day, April 22, through volunteerism projects and awareness activities. With nearly 10,000 employees in 12 major cities across the United States, ING will partner with nonprofit organizations to address community needs and promote environmental consciousness among employees. Employees will volunteer to mentor students, pick up trash and beautify area communities. Encouraging bike-to-work week, "lights-out hours," organizing clothing drives, purse auctions, game swaps and environmental movie viewings are just a few activities designed to heighten employees' awareness of how small efforts can collectively have a positive impact on the environment.

"ING's national volunteer and environmental teams are responsible for engaging employees year-round to help manage social dilemmas in our community," says Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president, ING's Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. "Focusing our volunteerism and environmental efforts during a week in April provides the opportunity to combine our activities in a bigger way."

ING demonstrates its commitment to the environment through its Orange Goes Green campaign. The company is not only investing in green energy and employee-awareness programs, but also taking a holistic approach by engaging areas across the business in purchasing a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste copy paper, formatting copiers and printers to duplex printing, and adopting green cleaning and cafeteria programs. Some measurable results from 2009 include:

  • 17% reduction in energy consumption across U.S. locations.

  • 26% (121 tons) reduction in copy paper purchasing.

  • 54% (582 tons) reduction in landfill waste.

  • 61% (771 tons) of generated waste recycled.

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 107,000 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 and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 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 communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children's education, diversity and environmental sustainability.

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ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment management and life insurance operations of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING). In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, 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. ING U.S. holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit

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