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Response to September 11 Tragedy
||$1,000,000 donated to a
fund to aid families
|Cap Gemini Ernst &
||Since Tues, Sept 11th, Cap
Gemini Ernst & Young has:
- Established a NY-based swat team to account for all
NY-based employees and those known to be on engagements
to NY or flying at the time; all offices verified safety
of all employees within 48 hours
- Established a national hotline for employees to get
information on any issue
- Closed all high rise offices on 9/11
- Found emergency housing for all displaced NY employees
and their families, at company expense
- Opened NY offices for use by affected companies (clients
and non-clients) and offered assistance with infrastructure
rebuilding (staff, equipment, expertise)
- Sent LifeWorks' provided info sheets to all staff with
instructions to forward them and use as needed; Infosheets
(especially how to talk to children about a traumatic
event) were shared with schools and parent groups, scouting
troops and others in community outreach
- Arranged daily on-site counseling for NY employees for
that week and CISDs for the following week Did multiple
CISDs in other cities across the country, including Washington,
DC, McLean, VA, Chicago, Houston and LA
- Voice and emails from CEO and CPO gave regular updates
on what we knew about our people and encouraged tolerance
and respect for all our diverse employees
- Email from General Counsel reminded employees of Respect
at Work policy and need to maintain that respect in our
- Established CGE&Y; Cares fund to match employee contributions
(in some cities, already matched by executives in that
city) to the American Red Cross, the New York State World
Trade Center Relief Fund and the Community Foundation
Survivors Fund up to Oct 5 (no cap)
- NY office established a remembrance book, capturing
all the efforts made by our people to help each other
and strangers the week of Sept. 11
- NY office diversity team sent email and is arranging
in-person discussion groups to help educate the office
about harassment or discrimination against employees or
their families and identify best practices to proactively
address the issue in the office, at the engagement, while
traveling and at home or in the community.
- NY team best practices and additional materials on fighting
discrimination and harassment will be shared with all
staff in upcoming national communication
- Establishing a discussion forum to share best practices
in maintaining civility and respect both inside and outside
||Supply machines, power generators,
workboots & apparel to relief workers; Match employee
||- Ceridian LifeWorks services
set up a command center in Fort Lee, NJ to provide on-site
critical incident counseling (CISD).
- Delivered hundreds of CISD consults to clients as well
as Ceridian employees based in New York and at service
- Compiled and made available a comprehensive list of
emergency numbers at a time when these were difficult
- Developed, distributed, and made available online a
number of new articles developed specifically for the
tragedy. New materials included how to deal with trauma
and grief, talk with children, cope with fears, get back
to work, and deal with issues related to troop deployment.
These materials have been made available to the general
public on our external Web site, and we are encouraging
our customers to share them with a broader audience.
- Located emergency housing for individuals in New York
in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
- Found alternative transportation for people when planes
were grounded and train and bus service was curtailed.
- Helped people find back-up child care and elder care
services when they could not return as planned from business
- Installed U.S. flagpoles and flags at all Ceridian service
||$5,000,000 pledged to government
||- Donating up to $1.3 million
from the CIGNA Foundation to aid the recovery efforts,
the victims and their families, including:
- a $500,000 grant to the New York City Public/Private
Initiatives for the survivors of emergency rescue personnel
who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
- a $500,000 grant to the September 11 Fund.
- up to $300,000 in matching funds for employee gifts.
- Coordination of blood collections across the country
by the American Red Cross at CIGNA facilities.
- Relaxing the requirements of our "Grants for Givers"
program so that any employee who volunteers for the relief
efforts will earn a $100 grant on behalf of the non-profit
organization with whom they volunteer.
- Offering both office space and furniture to affected
customers in areas where CIGNA facilities are available.
- Other "in kind" support to rescue workers in New York
||$6,000,000 pledge to relief
effort; Part of consortium of Internet industry leaders
that established the American Liberty Partnership
||$15,000,000 for a scholarship
fund for victims children
|Clear Channel Worldwide
||Established relief fund
attracting "music group" donations
|CNH Global NV
||Rushed excavators, backhoes,
and other machinery to NYC to clear debris
||$12,000,000 donated to relief
|Compaq Computer Corporation
||$250,000 pledged to relief
||- We are a major sponsor
of the American Red Cross and have directed our annual
funds to the New York recovery effort. $200,000 is on
its way to New York.
- We have offered our ConAgra Foods tractor/trailer mobile
kitchen and food to aid in feeding the recovery volunteers
and workers in New York.
- We have directed food contributions to our customers
whose stores serve the people who live in the affected
||$100,000 donated to relief
||- Service and Supply Support:
In New York, donated supplies to emergency workers, including
dog food for the search and rescue dogs, socks, underwear,
blankets, food, pillows, medical supplies, and gloves,
and cases of water. In Pentagon City, set up a makeshift
food shelter, feeding relief workers pizzas and other
food and water -- between 500 and 700 people Sept. 11;
Also set up a Red Cross "shopping center," with relief
groups able to purchase large quantities of food for volunteers
and emergency crews - up to 1,000 meals worth, three times
- Financial Support: $1,000,000 donated to the New York
World Trade Center Relief Fund and an additional $100,000
to support the families of those lost at the Pentagon;
Each U.S. and Canadian warehouse has been taking donations
at the cash registers via a special item number. Together
with donations from our employees in home and regional
offices, to date we have raised over 1.88 million dollars
and we are sending a check to the Red Cross National Disaster
Relief Fund each week. This is in addition to cash collected
in Plexiglas bins at each building.
- Employee Support: To provide emotional assistance to
our employees at this time, we have brought EAP counselors
to those buildings closest to the disasters. We also have
EAP articles posted on the company intranet to assist
employees and their children to cope with the tragedy
and its aftermath. Also on the intranet is information
about employees' 401(k) programs in light of recent market
||$10,000,000 donated to relief
|Deutsche Bank AG
||To assist disaster relief
efforts after the tragic events of September 11, and to
provide resources for future associated needs as they
arise, Deutsche Bank has committed nearly $14 million
in philanthropic support. In addition, employee donations
to disaster relief organizations currently total $379,601,
and are being matched dollar-for dollar by a corporate
||Supplied food to emergency
workers; Match employee contributions
||To show support for the
victims of this tragedy, the Dow Chemical Company Foundation
is donating $1,000, 000 to various agencies, including
the American Red Cross International Relief Fund, to be
used to support relief workers and to help feed and shelter
the many people who have been dislocated because of the
attacks. The CEO launched a massive employee location
effort to make sure all employees and their immediate
family were located and safe.
||- Donation of $5 million
to assist the victims of the terrorist attack and their
families. The funds will be primarily earmarked for the
education of the children of firefighters, police officers
and other uniformed emergency response personnel who lost
their lives as a result of the attack. Another portion
of the contribution will go to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund to meet immediate needs in both New
York City and Washington, D.C.
- DuPont also is giving the highest priority to producing
materials and products used in disaster relief, recovery
and rebuilding. Many of these products play a key role
in the daily protection of firefighters, police officers
and emergency personnel.
- Encouraging employees to make individual donations to
their local chapters of the Red Cross, the Blood Bank
and United Way, all of which have organized disaster relief
efforts; Many DuPont sites across the nation are coordinating
blood drives and other efforts in cooperation with local
||Auction for America - with
goal to raise $100,000,000 in 100 days for September 11th
||-We switched our Global
Relief Add a Dollar program to benefit the American Red
Cross disaster relief. So far, this effort has raised
more than $250,000 from customers and associates. In addition,
our parent company is contributing $50,000 to the Red
-Our New York and New Jersey District Directors are responding
to local efforts by contributing items of clothing.
-We are encouraging employees to give blood in October
and November to their local blood banks, because blood
banks have estimated that they will need more by then.
-Proceeds from our United Way fund raising efforts will
be donated to the United Way's September 11th Fund. We
have held two auctions and a mental marathon game toward
this fund raiser.
-Our associates participated in a United Way "Day of Caring"
last Friday. This translated into more than $67,000 worth
of labor toward strengthening our community.
-We are providing crisis debriefings and extensive EAP
support to our retail associates in the New York and Washington,
||$1,000,000 pledged for relief
||Raised over $4,000,000 for
relief efforts through Emmis's 23 radio and 15 television
stations nationwide, including $127,000 for the EMMIS
Relief Fund; Many of these media stations also broadcast
emergency numbers and information
||$1,000,000 pledged for relief
||$500,000 donated to newly
created fund The Power of America Fund for children of
victims of attack
||- Beginning on Wednesday,
Sept. 12, Ernst & Young provided daily counseling sessions
in several cities, through its resource and referral program.
- Through the Ernst & Young Foundation, the firm has established
a Disaster Relief fund, matching up to $2 million of employees'
contributions, designed to provide financial assistance
for relief efforts. The firm has also established drop-off
points throughout its offices for donations of food, clothing
and other supplies for the rescue workers.
- The firm has made its videoconferencing facilities available
to employees to bring together those families who are
separated, free of charge.
- Ernst & Young has created an internal website where
employees are encouraged to share their stories related
to the events of September 11. Also included on the website
are articles that may be of help to people, including
how to talk to your children about the tragedy and other
ways of trying to deal with grief. The New York office
is providing office space to clients who were affected
by the tragedy, including those companies that physically
lost their offices and is making its crisis and grief
counselors available to clients. This office has also
donated their holiday party funds to the 3 fire stations
closest to their offices.
- Through our daily internal newsletter, the firm's leadership
has voiced concern about the potential for ethnic and
religious harassment. Telephone meetings are being set
up for Ernst & Young employees who are concerned about
- The firm's leadership has asked its employees to halt
all unnecessary travel plans and to participate in meetings
via conference calls or videoconferencing services, so
that our people can remain close to their families as
much as possible.
- Ernst & Young plans to pay reservists called to active
duty up to six months of paid leave. This is a special
expansion from the usual four-week policy. The firm will
also continue to subsidize their medical and/or dental
premiums for up to a year.
||500,000 donated to newly
created The Power of America Fund for children
of victims of attack
||Offered free use of its
telework service to affected employees
||$5,000,000 donated to relief
organizations; Match employee donations 3-to-1
Since the September 11th disaster, Families and Work Institute
has been collecting stories from the companies we work with
concerning the efforts they have made to aid their employees,
their communities and the ongoing relief activities. Additional
information has been compiled from news sources and the Internet.
We are proud to present this list of corporate responses to
the September 11th attacks. We hope that you are inspired by
the thoughtfulness and generosity of these corporations. The
importance of the bond between workplace, family and community
has never been more evident. Although we trust our sources,
no attempt to verify the information has been made by FWI. Please
notify us of any corrections that need to be made to the list
by sending an e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org.