× Echo in the Community Carry the Load Together Community involvement and volunteerism are an integral component of the culture at Echo Global Logistics. We believe giving back to the community benefits Echo clients, carriers, employees, and the organizations we support. Join Echo hosts several community groups, which welcome members with specific interests and encourage networking, idea sharing, social events, and fundraising for charities related to the group’s purpose. Examples of community groups at Echo include Women in Logistics, Echo Parents, Echo Pride for team members who are LGBT or allies, and the Military Employee Interest Group for veterans and family members of veterans. Volunteer With the financial support of Echo, the employee-led Corporate Citizenship Committee helps Echo employees at our offices participate in volunteer opportunities such as food drives, student tutoring, environmental cleanups, non-profit fundraisers, and community service events. We are proud to have participated in one of our biggest events, the Chicago Care Serve-a-thon, for the past eight years. A huge part of who we are is our community—both inside and outside of Echo. We support our employees’ desire to give back by providing time off to volunteer in the communities where we live and work. Give Echo Gives is an Echo-supported giving platform that allows employees to make payroll contributions to a charity or charities of their choice. A large number of international, national, and local charities are available on the platform. Each year, Echo provides a monetary match to contributions up to a certain amount. Sustain As a logistics company, the shape and size of our environmental footprint is important to us. In 2010 Echo joined the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, demonstrating our commitment to helping improve the operational efficiencies of our clients and carriers through our technology and services. Echo also encourages company-wide recycling efforts, promotes the staff use of public transportation or bicycles when commuting, and provides employees with information about health and wellness options that are good for employees and the environment alike.