Samsung Canada Employees Walk to Raise Money for a Greener Planet
To celebrate Earth Day 2021 and the onset of warmer spring weather, Samsung Electronics Canada invited employees and their families to participate in the first-ever Spring Step Challenge. Using their Galaxy smartphones and wearable devices, over 100 employees across Canada tracked their daily steps throughout the challenge period of April 12 to 18.
In honor of David Suzuki’s 85th Birthday this month, every step logged was counted towards a donation to the David Suzuki Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to conserve and protect the natural environment to help create a sustainable Canada.
Thanks to the collective efforts of Samsung Canada employees nationwide, Samsung Electronics Canada is excited to announce a donation of $10,000 to the David Suzuki Foundation.
“At Samsung, we are committed to building a better, more sustainable future,” said Jennifer Groh, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing and Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Canada. “We are proud to see this commitment reflected by our employees and the passionate response they had to the Spring Step Challenge.”
Funds raised by Samsung Canada will support the David Suzuki Foundation’s Green & Just Recovery Program, dedicated to supporting a sustainable COVID-19 recovery and align investments with environmental priorities.
“As David likes to say, in a world of more than 7 billion people, each of us may feel like a drop in the bucket. But together, we can fill any bucket.” Said Alex Portman, Development Officer, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships at the David Suzuki Foundation. “Thank you to Samsung employees for their support of the David Suzuki Foundation and their commitment to the planet this Earth Day and everyday.”
To learn more about how Samsung Canada is giving back to the environment and our local communities, visit our Sustainability page. To learn more about the David Suzuki Foundation and the Green & Just Recovery Program, visit davidsuzuki.org.