Simon Sustainability Report 2020-2021
The Simon Employee Association (SEA) coordinates enjoyable and rewarding activities, programs, and services for employees. SEA is designed to promote pride, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Company, its employees, and the communities served by Simon centers. SEA programs and services foster a culture of enhanced employee morale, improved productivity, and generally further the Company’s best interests. SEA was formed in 1982 to provide recreational and educational activities and opportunities for all active and retired Simon Home Office employees. All Home Office employees automatically become a member of SEA; and as a member, are entitled to participate in any number of activities sponsored by SEA.
In 2020, SEA significantly limited the number of events due to COVID-19, but is keen to pick up its activities and connect to employees when it is safe to do so. In the past, organized SEA events have included: ■ Bus Trips to Chicago: An all-day, sightseeing event open to all Simon Corporate employees and their friends and family members. ■ Employee Lunch: Free lunch provided on Employee Appreciation Day. In March 2021, with restrictions in place, we took advantage of the Starbucks on-site and treated every employee to a coffee or drink of their choice and a treat. ■ Ice Cream Social, also known as “Founder’s Day Ice Cream Social”: Started by the late Mel Simon many years ago and continued by executives and SEA members.
I have been with the company for over 14 years and have loved every minute of being part of SEA and meeting new employees.
■ Fun Contests: Halloween Costume Contest, Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, etc.
Susan Lewis SEA President
■ Organized Outings: Discounted tickets to live sports events with local teams, including the Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indians, and Indy 11. ■ Corporate Challenge: Indianapolis competition involving 160 other companies and featuring multiple activities, from running to walking, to yoga and Zumba, at varying levels of expertise.
All Simon employees are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings as well as participate on any of the Committees. SEA is a not-for-profit organization subsidized by Simon. The Board must practice fiscal responsibility in order to provide services, activities, and discounted event tickets to the employee population. Some of the services/activities provided by SEA include:
■ Corporate Softball Team: 12 years and going strong, the team is made up from multiple corporate departments.
■ Organization, coordination, and management of the Company Picnic and Mix-N-Mingles
■ Painting Party: Fun fundraiser event hosted by an instructor.
■ Discounted movie tickets for AMC and Regal Cinemas
■ Lunch & Learns: Outside individuals and/or groups invited to provide information to employees. Examples of topics include: home buyers seminar, self-defense, TED talks, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, domestic violence, and various fundraising organizations. ■ Blood Drives: Indiana Blood Center sets up a blood drive quarterly so employees can donate blood without leaving the building. ■ Mobile Mammogram: St. Vincent brings a mobile unit annually so employees can conveniently maintain their exam. Also encourages those that have never had one to get their exam very easily.
■ Discounted tickets to Paramount Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, and the Indiana State Fair
■ In-house activities, such as: Donut/Bagel Sale, Ice Cream Social, Lunchtime Seminars, and more
■ Employee sporting events, such as: Simon softball league, basketball league, and the Corporate Challenge
■ Volunteer opportunities
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