LoyaltyOne Releases Third Annual Accountability Report

Associates star in interactive video based website

TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - LoyaltyOne, Inc. has released its third annual Accountability Report: Inspiring Change One by One, a follow up to the award-winning One Step Further in 2010.  This year's online report continues LoyaltyOne's corporate responsibility journey with new videos starring proud associates illustrating the company's accomplishments and celebrating its efforts in environmental leadership, associate engagement and community involvement.

In 2011, LoyaltyOne was recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, Canada's Greenest 30 Companies and one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Hewitt Associates for the second year in a row.

"Integrating sustainability initiatives into our core business continues to be a top priority here at LoyaltyOne," said Bryan Pearson, President and CEO, LoyaltyOne. "We believe everyone plays an integral part of shaping and improving the communities and environments in which we live and work."

Key 2011 Highlights:

One Environment

  • Reduced CO2 emissions by a total of 45% from 2010 to 2011
  • Achieved a 91% waste diversion rate at our corporate head office
  • Added our Toronto Head Office to the list of locations now getting clean, renewable energy from Bullfrog Power
  • Added a fourth car to our Sustainable Fleet for associates in our Mississauga office.

One Culture

  • Introduced a new road map for associates to build their careers
  • Launched a new flexible benefits program
  • Offered a new learning tool that gives associates access to over 6,000 online courses

One Community

  • Raised more than $1,500,000 for charities such as motionball in support of Special Olympics, Kids Help Phone, Canadian Red Cross, the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish and many more.
  • Associates contributed 2,691 volunteer hours to over 10 charities during its annual CommunityOne day
  • Launched a new Volunteer Time-Off  program that enables associate to take a day from work to give back to a registered charity of their choice

"We continue to strive for innovative solutions that will enhance our corporate responsibility efforts even further," said Debbie Baxter, Chief Sustainability Officer, LoyaltyOne. "By improving our communities and engaging our associates in the effort towards a cleaner and healthier planet, we have not only made a positive contribution, but we have also inspired a rich relationship between our associates and LoyaltyOne that is fueled by their passion to make a difference."

About LoyaltyOne:
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in developing customer insights and strategy, delivering loyalty and marketing programs, and implementing customer experience management solutions for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne's unparalleled track record in the loyalty marketplace stems from its unique combination of pragmatic, hands-on experience and continuous thought leadership. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world's most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions. These include the AIR MILES Reward Program, North America's premier coalition loyalty program and a working partnership with Latin America's leading coalition program, dotz.  LoyaltyOne is also the equity partner of Direxions, a loyalty pioneer headquartered in India and the owner of COLLOQUY, a group dedicated to research, publishing and education for the global loyalty industry.

LoyaltyOne is an Alliance Data company.  For more information, visit www.loyalty.com.

Video with caption: "Video: Watch LoyaltyOne's most passionate and engaged environmental champions, the EarthOne Committee". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120620_C2519_VIDEO_EN_15325.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120620_C2519_PHOTO_EN_15325.jpg&clientName=LoyaltyOne&caption=Video%3A%20Watch%20LoyaltyOne%27s%20most%20passionate%20and%20engaged%20environmental%20champions%2C%20the%20EarthOne%20Committee&title=One%20Environment%20&headline=LoyaltyOne%20Releases%20Third%20Annual%20Accountability%20Report

Video with caption: "Video: Watch to find out about some of the ways LoyaltyOne is a Top 50 Employer ". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120620_C2519_VIDEO_EN_15326.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120620_C2519_PHOTO_EN_15326.jpg&clientName=LoyaltyOne&caption=Video%3A%20Watch%20to%20find%20out%20about%20some%20of%20the%20ways%20LoyaltyOne%20is%20a%20Top%2050%20Employer%20&title=One%20Culture&headline=LoyaltyOne%20Releases%20Third%20Annual%20Accountability%20Report

Video with caption: "Video: Watch how LoyaltyOne associates have helped extend LoyaltyOne's reach through community building". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120620_C2519_VIDEO_EN_15327.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120620_C2519_PHOTO_EN_15327.jpg&clientName=LoyaltyOne&caption=Video%3A%20Watch%20how%20LoyaltyOne%20associates%20have%20helped%20extend%20LoyaltyOne%27s%20reach%20through%20community%20building&title=One%20Community&headline=LoyaltyOne%20Releases%20Third%20Annual%20Accountability%20Report

SOURCE LoyaltyOne

For further information:

Nicole Rogers, LoyaltyOne
Phone: (416) 552-2801

Additional Links:
www.loyalty.com
www.twitter.com/LoyaltyOneInc


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