Submitted by: ING
Posted: Apr 23, 2010 – 12:36 PM EST
ING, on the heels of Earth Day celebrations across the globe, has established a U.S. Green Council focused on helping its U.S. business lines better understand the benefits of implementing strategies that support environmental sustainability. Dawn Murray, promoted to U.S. Environmental Sustainability director, will lead the new U.S. Green Council. Murray, who is located in the company's West Chester, Pa., site, previously served as facilities manager and coordinated ING's "Orange Goes Green" initiative that focuses on investing in green energy; increasing energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption, promoting recycling and educating employees about environmental sustainability.
"Dawn has been the driving force behind our environmental awareness across the U.S. organization," says Rob Leary, CEO, ING Insurance U.S. "She exemplifies great passion and has become our subject matter expert on environmental sustainability, promoting ING's efforts both internally and externally. We are pleased to have Dawn more focused on aligning our environmental strategy throughout our business operations."
The Green Council includes leaders from ING's U.S. organization who are committed to raising awareness and driving green-related practices forward. The council will meet periodically to discuss ideas, identify key issues, prioritize recommendations and then help lead the implantation effort. Ultimately, it will enable ING to better position environmental goals internally and externally, measure progress, and drive further expense savings.
"I'm thrilled to assume this new role within ING," says Murray. "This is a great opportunity for us to integrate sustainable thinking into other operational areas within the U.S. business, with environmental awareness becoming imbedded into our culture. A track record of strong environmental performance will help ING to remain competitive in our industry and continue to build value for our customers, shareholders and employees."
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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