GardaWorld's Chris Jamroz to Share Insights on CSR and Philanthropy in the 4th Canada-China Cultural Dialogue
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - Aug. 5, 2015) - GardaWorld, the largest privately-owned business solutions and security services company in the world, announced today that its Cash Services President and COO, Chris Jamroz, will participate in the Canada-China Cultural Dialogue, a two-day forum dedicated to better understanding of the linkages between business and culture, to be held at the Hilton Toronto in Canada from August 5-6, 2015.
Chris will be featured as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropy Dialogue session at 9:45 am on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
GardaWorld, with 48,000 employees around the world, focuses on helping people secure stronger futures through a focus on the environment, health, education, shelter and food.
In North America, GardaWorld Cash Services recently committed to building more environmentally responsible armored trucks to integrate into its existing 3,500 truck fleet. As one of the largest cash transportation fleets in the industry, the company worked with Peterbilt to customize 1,000 Peterbilt Model 330 trucks at a cost of $100 million, pioneering higher standards of efficiency and safety. Peterbilt trucks are already among the most environmentally clean and fuel efficient in the industry. Additionally, Peterbilt Motors Company's manufacturing facilities have aggressive targets for continuous reduction of air emissions, packaging waste, waste solvent, hazardous waste, energy use and landfill disposal.
"Leading corporations must look at their practices and make large-scale CSR commitments to pave the way for others in their industry to follow," said Chris. "We built a partnership with Peterbilt where together we were able to develop new efficiencies in the way we produced armored vehicles," said Chris. "Our commitment to this partnership and volume also meant better cost savings and on-the-road-performance in terms of safety, maintenance and reliability of the vehicles -- a way to improve the lives of our employees and further reduce our impact on the environment."
In the Middle East, GardaWorld's International Protective Services business has made great strides in the area of education. Its latest project was providing 1,200 high-school students in Kurdistan with access to computers and the internet for the first time. The project greatly improves the learning opportunities for the students and provides opportunities for other schools in the area to share the facilities for teacher training and adult learning.
"Wherever we operate in the world, we come to know the people of our communities and support them in ways that could change their lives," said Chris. "We may think globally, but we often act locally to see and feel the difference we are making and inspire others to do the same."
GardaWorld is committed to having a positive social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where its employees and clients live and work. To learn more, please visit http://www.gardaglobal.com/blog/cat/community.
The Canada-China Cultural Dialogue event brings together distinguished Canadian and Chinese cultural and corporate leaders to share their valuable insights gained from their years of experience in managing and conducting successful and profitable cross-cultural business enterprises and cultural ventures, and to examine and discuss existing and emerging global challenges. For more information, please visit http://www.ccdialogue.com/.
Garda World Security Corporation (GardaWorld) provides business solutions and security services around the world. Our 48,000 highly trained, dedicated professionals serve clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. GardaWorld works across a broad range of sectors, including natural resources, retail, construction, telecommunications and manufacturing, and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, governments, NGOs and humanitarian relief organizations. For more information, visit www.garda.com.