A strong focus on giving back has earned Safelite Group® an honorable mention in 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Program, sponsored by PR Daily. The company was recognized in the “Fundraising and Philanthropic Initiative” category.
Beyond operating a successful, customer-focused business, Safelite is committed to being a caring partner to local communities. In 2005, the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation was created as the official giving arm of the company. This employee-run organization now actively supports causes, charities and giving initiatives that focus on the well-being of families.
To inspire giving back, Safelite introduced an internal employee campaign known as the 1-2-3 Philosophy:
Safelite donates 1% of its annual trading profit to the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation.
Safelite encourages its employees to give 2% of their time to volunteer in their community. That includes 16 hours of paid time off the company allows every employee for volunteer work in addition to 24 hours of their personal time for a total of 40 hours per employee, which equals 2% of the average hours in a “work year.”
Safelite holds 3 annual charitable fundraisers…
The Safelite Challenge invites employees and business partners to participate a charity triathlon, duathlon, or motorcycle poker run.
Employees are encouraged to elect for a one-time or on-going payroll deduction over the coming year to the charities of their choice during the National Big Give Campaign.
Each fall, Safelite hosts a Charity Golf Classic where supply partners provide sponsorships and participation.
“We asked to see work that displays integrity, authenticity and intention,” said the PR Daily website. “We were impressed by winners’ ability to think about the bigger picture and execute campaigns that moved audiences around the world. Our winners demonstrated a determination to bringing to light the issues that affect community, industry and society at large. We are pleased and honored to recognize these industry leaders using their talents for the greater good.”
Safelite was selected to receive an Honorable Mention out of a total of 103 entries. To learn more about the company’s charitable initiatives, visit safelitefoundation.org.
“We’re humbled to be recognized for our charitable outreach,” said Safelite Group President & CEO Tom Feeney. “And we thank PR Daily for raising public awareness for the need for corporate caring initiatives. Together we can positively impact others.”
About Safelite Group Safelite® Group is a multi-faceted vehicle glass and claims management service organization based in Columbus, Ohio. The company, which has been in business since 1947, is comprised of three major business operations that includes Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services in the U.S.; Safelite® Solutions, which offers fleet and insurance claims management services; and Service AutoGlass®, a vehicle glass wholesale and distribution operation. The company employs more than 13,000 people throughout the United States. For more information, visit Safelite.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Media Contact: Safelite AutoGlass PR Manager Melina Metzger, 614.210.9232, firstname.lastname@example.org