IBM today announced that as part of its Celebration of Service, designed to allow employees, retirees, clients and business partners to donate their time and expertise during the company’s Centennial year, 300,000 IBMers around the world — close to three quarters of its global workforce — are volunteering in more than 5,000 projects in 120 countries, meeting civic and societal challenges and serving millions in need.
Since January 2011, IBMers, retirees and their families have donated more than 2.5 million hours of service to communities worldwide.
“To commemorate our 100 years as a corporation, IBM is setting a record for community service by sharing the best skills of our employees, making a real impact in the communities where we work and live,” said Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM. ”While this represents a historic and record setting amount of service, what is most important is not the large number of employees volunteering nor the millions of hours of service they are providing, it is the high quality of the work that is being done. The impact will go far beyond the one day. We are building on our strong heritage of skills based service – a commitment that is in IBM’s DNA.”
Source: Sacramento Bee