ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
“We’re honored that The Civic 50 has recognized us for the third year in a row,” said Western Union Chief Communications Officer, Luella Chavez D’Angelo. “Western Union is a purpose-driven company that promotes financial inclusion around the world. The Civic 50 awards acknowledge our approach to community engagement, which draws on the full range of our business assets, products and services, along with philanthropy.”
“Corporate civic engagement is on the rise, and it’s being led by the forward-thinking businesses included on The Civic 50 list,” said Neil Bush, Chairman of Points of Light. “We congratulate this year’s Civic 50 and we hope that they continue to inspire greater investments in improving communities through corporate civic engagement.”
Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, conducted the survey in partnership with Bloomberg LP. All companies with $1 billion in revenue or more are invited to apply for The Civic 50.
The Civic 50 survey was developed this year under the guidance of an academic panel of nine experts from leading universities throughout the country. The survey evaluates companies based on several criteria, including how extensively and strategically resources are applied to community engagement, how a community engagement program supports business interests and integrates into business functions. Other criteria include how a company supports community engagement through its institutional policies, systems and incentives, and how a company measures the social and business impact of its community engagement program.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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