Jul 13, 2012
London, July 13, 2012 — After eight months of intense competition, Aon plc (NYSE:AON) today declared its global employee engagement campaign, "Pass It On," to be a total success. Pass It On is a global, multifaceted program designed to combine elements of Aon’s employee engagement, community service and client partnerships.
The program, which started in October 2011 and ended in June 2012, involved three regional route teams comprised of Aon colleagues from Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and the Americas. Each team competed for points as they passed Manchester United footballs along three transcontinental routes covering approximately 200,000 kilometers, nearly four-and-a-half times the circumference of the Earth. Aon is the principal partner and global shirt sponsor of Manchester United.
To make Pass It On as engaging as possible while supporting the firm’s worldwide initiative of knowledge sharing, Aon colleagues competed for points on the program’s digital hub: www.aonpassiton.com. Colleagues were encouraged to submit rich content about their business unit and geography while answering a business-related "Question of the Day." Colleague-submitted content was repurposed on social channels helping to give a global face to Aon and virtually demonstrate the company’s pride in the various ways Aon colleagues empower results for clients, colleagues and communities.
The winning team, Team Americas, was awarded a donation of $10,000 to be given to its chosen charity, Bridging, North America’s largest furniture bank for people transitioning from homelessness. The charity was selected based on the results of an online survey which had Aon colleagues nominate one charitable organization per region. The top two Aon offices from each region also received a financial award.
During the eight month competition, the Pass It On footballs visited:
The campaign concluded on June 21 with Aon’s Global Service Day, which saw approximately 8,000 Aon colleagues in 46 countries donate more than 27,000 hours of service to 280 unique charity partners. This exceeded Aon’s stated goal of 25,000 service hours as part of the firm’s 25th anniversary.
The end of the campaign also coincided with the launch of Aon’s Global Citizenship Report www.aon.com/globalcitizenship, which highlighted the firm’s contributions to society and to the communities where its employees live and work.
"I am very proud of the effort displayed by our global colleagues to unite around such a powerful initiative and to exceed our stated goal of 25,000 hours of community service,” said Greg Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon. “Pass It On allowed our colleagues to demonstrate how Aon empowers results for the communities where they live and work as well as for their clients. It leveraged our global connectivity and showed the world how we pass on our service to our communities, and the knowledge and value we bring to clients every day."
Pass It On was designed to reach Aon’s three key audiences: clients, communities and colleagues. Some examples include:
Pass It On by the Numbers:
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit http://www.aon.com for more information on Aon and http://www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.
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