IGS, a residential and commercial energy provider based in Central Ohio, held its 2nd Annual Day of Service on March 9. Across all of their offices throughout seven states, more than 700 IGS employees gave back to their communities, and companywide they provided more than 3,500 combined hours of volunteer service. Fifty organizations were supported during the All-Employee Day of Service.
Throughout the country, employees spent the day volunteering at a variety of nonprofits, including Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, community food pantries, and animal shelters.
Jen Bowden, IGS’ director of community investment said, “Giving back has always been important to IGS leadership and employees. This day demonstrated that shared commitment by allowing employees to take a business day to support the communities where we live and work. The feedback has been extremely positive from our employees. They felt like they made a difference and had so much fun in the process!”
IGS launched their community investment program, IGS Impact, in 2015 to formalize their ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Through IGS Impact, employees can take advantage of a variety of programs, such as volunteer time off, matching gifts, a dollars for doers program and a workplace giving opportunities. Just last year, more than 4,500 volunteer hours were worked by IGS employees, and over $860,000 was donated by the company to non-profit organizations throughout the country. The company is on-track to increase those numbers in 2017.
IGS is a leading provider of retail energy supply, home services products, distributed generation such as solar and combined heating and power, and compressed natural gas services. With over 25 years of experience, the company leverages extensive in-house expertise to bring innovation to the energy industry. By embracing new technologies, supporting alternative energy resources, and encouraging energy independence, IGS is inspiring homeowners, businesses, and communities to make smart energy decisions. The company also has a community investment program which provides employees with opportunities to get involved with and give to causes that are meaningful to the company and to them personally.