CIBC Mellon's Together in Action volunteering program "Highly Commended" in "Social Responsibility Project of the Year" category at the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards

July 23, 2015

CIBC Mellon was the only Canadian company recognized at the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards

TORONTO, July 23, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC Mellon's Together in Action volunteering program has been recognized as "Highly Commended" in the Social Responsibility Project of the Year category at the Employee Engagement Awards and Conference held on Wednesday, June 17 in New York City. This award recognizes a project dedicated to engaging employees through a social responsibility initiative or program that creates a positive impact on both the workforce and also to the wider community.

"This award recognizes the excellence of forward-thinking, socially responsible businesses who place emphasis on employee engagement and benefitting the communities around them," said Matt Manners, founder, Employee Engagement Awards. "CIBC Mellon's employee-focused and employee-driven volunteering program stood out as an excellent and engaging program, and we applaud them for their efforts."

"CIBC Mellon recognizes the value of volunteering and its powerful contributions to employee engagement and to the communities where we live and work," said Muna Al-Joulani, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Corporate Programs, CIBC Mellon and chair of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Steering Committee.  "We are proud to be recognized at the Employee Engagement Awards as one of the highest performing companies in North America in terms of engaging employees through corporate social responsibility, and I know CIBC Mellon employees are excited to further expand volunteering efforts in 2015."

CIBC Mellon's Together in Action program has grown tremendously, with 674 employees – approximately two thirds of the company – taking advantage of paid time off for volunteering in 2014, up from 50 participants in the inaugural 2009 year.  The program is built around empowering employees to propose, build and execute volunteer events while directing corporate financial donations to the charities that matter most to employees.  CIBC Mellon donates $100 per volunteer event participant, plus an additional $100 when employees support a United Way member agency or program.  To learn more about CIBC Mellon's employee-centric Together in Action program, refer to CIBC Mellon's Knowledge Leadership article, "The Business Value of Volunteering" or watch videos of the program in action at

About The Employee Engagement Awards and Conference
The Employee Engagement Awards and Conference brings together three partners aligned by a common purpose: to inspire, connect, recognize and celebrate the talented people changing the way organizations work. The awards and conference are presented by Manners & Murphy, a global employee engagement partner helping companies put their employees at the heart of their organizations, Sift Media, a digital publisher of global titles such as that inspires people to take the actions that improve their lives and livelihoods, and WeSpire, the employee engagement platform that empowers forward-thinking global organizations to reach their greatest potential.   

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About CIBC Mellon
CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. Founded in 1996, CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC Mellon's investment servicing solutions for institutions and corporations are provided in close collaboration with our parent companies, and include custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, recordkeeping, pension services, securities lending services, foreign exchange settlement and treasury services. As at June  30, 2015, CIBC Mellon had more than C$1.5 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. CIBC Mellon is part of the BNY Mellon network, which as at June 30, 2015 had US$28.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and US$1.7 trillion in assets under management. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks, is the corporate brand of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, and may be used as a generic term to refer to either or both companies.

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