Social responsibility has been at the core of who we are for nearly two centuries. We have received recognition from various organizations for our corporate engagement and volunteer
efforts over the years, including our most recent honor as a finalist for the 2012 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence by the Points of Light Corporate Institute. This includes having our employee volunteer program and outreach activities featured in the sixth volume of the Points of Light Corporate Institute’s Trends of Excellence in Employee Volunteering Series.
We appreciate the awards and recognition we’ve received but winning them is not why we give back.
Our support encompasses five areas of focus through which we can make the greatest difference in improving the quality of life: energy assistance, education, economic growth, the environment and employee involvement. As we build on our strong sense of values and community responsibility, we rely on our employees to demonstrate that they have the energy to continually give back to their communities.
This starts with our leaders. On a yearly basis, many members of our senior leadership have committed hundreds of hours to the improvement of our local non-profits through board service. In 2011, leaders within Constellation gave back over 7,400 hours, which equates to approximately $158,064 total value of community impact.
When looking at our broader employee base, we gave back more than 61,000 hours in various cities nationwide, which was more than a 40% increase compared to 2010. No matter how many projects we get involved with or how many hours we log, at the heart of what we’re doing is knowing that we’re making a difference to the non-profits we serve.
For example, when a group from our HR department participated in a project with Rebuilding Together, an organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, through home renovation and repair, the feedback we received from a homeowner afterward included, “I feel safer in my bathroom now, feel safer coming up my steps and my new house just looks 100% better. You guys have the best giving spirit that I have ever encountered. Thank you.”
There are many other examples like these. As part of the Exelon family of companies, we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the communities that we serve and look forward to sharing more about what we’re up to!