TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC announced today that charitable
contributions by employees and retirees from across Canada raised more
than $12.5 million in support of its 2012 RBC Employees United Way
campaign, exceeding funds raised last year by over $650,000. Combined
with RBC's corporate donations across the country of more than $3.9
million, this year's campaign generated a total of more than $16.4
million to support United Way campaigns and local charities across
"I'm tremendously proud of the passion for helping others once again
shown by RBC employees and retirees," said Gordon M. Nixon, president
and CEO, RBC. "Their efforts and contributions will have a direct
impact on the lives of a great many people in our communities across
RBC is one of the top corporate supporters of the United Way 2012
Campaign. Over 21,000 employees donated to the cause, through direct
giving and fundraising events organized by RBC employees and retirees.
In addition, more than 425 employees and retirees participated in
community projects through United Way Days of Caring in 2012.
The campaign is the largest workplace charitable campaign in Canada and
benefits United Way campaigns across Canada, health partners and more
than 80,000 registered charities.
Since 1927, RBC employees and retirees have consistently donated to
United Way fundraising campaigns.
About RBC Community & Sustainability
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full-
and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal,
business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in
Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. RBC is recognized among the
world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on
the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North
American Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is
one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially
Responsible Corporations and among the Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed
more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million
For further information:
André Roberts, Corporate Communications, RBC, 416 974-3678