Our Global Day of Impact – giving back to our communities around the globe

On September 30, colleagues across the Communications, Human Resources and Social Impact functions at Thomson Reuters joined together in-person and virtually for a Global Day of Impact.

Our employees chose from 24 volunteering options across the globe and took a couple hours of their schedules or a full day to give back to the community.

Each calendar year, all employees are given two full workdays (or 16 paid hours) designated for participating in community volunteering activities. By giving employees time off to volunteer, we continue to invest in our communities and make a meaningful impact around the world. 

Here are a few examples of how some of our teammates spent their Global Day of Impact at Thomson Reuters!

Beach Clean-up – Toronto, ON, Canada

Our teams in Toronto joined together with gloves and garbage bags to clean-up a local beach.  

DIY Pet Toys – Toronto, ON, Canada

A few team members from Toronto participated virtually in creating DIY pet toys for the Ontario Humane Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to animal protection and animal advocacy.

Delivering Groceries to Families in Need – Dallas, TX, US

Members of our Talent and Human Resources teams in Dallas spent time at Minnie’s Food Pantry delivering groceries and putting smiles on the faces of 129 families.

Office Organization and Cleanup – Ann Arbor, MI, US

Our Ann Arbor team spent the day at New Hope Center for Grief Support assisting their move into new office space. This also included prepping and creating materials for workshops, outreach events and building stands for art exhibits.

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Gardening and Yard Cleanup – Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, US

Our teams in Minneapolis – St.Paul lent their helping hands with fall cleanup for seniors and the Dakota Woodlands, the only homeless family shelter in Dakota Country.

Cards of Compassion – Virtual, Global

Teammates across the globe took part in a virtual greeting card drive led by Cards of Compassion, writing kind messages on cards to help remind recipients that they are not alone in their journey.

Thomson Reuters “Share a Smile” Program – APAC

Our colleagues across the Asia-Pacific regions participated in virtual cardmaking events to help lift spirits, spread encouragement and gratitude to those in need of a positive message.

Women’s Health & Family Services – London, UK

Our team in London spent the day shopping at supermarkets to fulfill the needs of mothers at Women’s Health & Family Services.

Assisting Local Food Bank – San José, Costa Rica

Assisting Local Food Bank – San José, Costa Rica

Our team in Costa Rica spent their day at Banco de Alimentos, a local food bank, cleaning and classifying donations that will help over 43,000 in need from different areas of the country.

At Thomson Reuters, we partner with our employees, customers, and trusted partners to create opportunities for innovation, community investment, volunteer impact, and sustainable corporate citizenship. Learn more about our Social Impact from our 2020 Social Impact Report.