Simon Sustainability Report 2021
SIMON SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 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 and 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 members of SEA, and as members, they are entitled to participate in any number of activities sponsored by SEA. 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. SEA 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: ■ Organization, coordination, and management of the Mix-N-Mingles ■ In-house activities, such as: Donut/Bagel Sale, Ice Cream Social, Lunchtime Seminars, and more ■ Employee sporting events, such as: the Simon softball and basketball teams, and participation in the Indianapolis Corporate Challenge ■ Volunteer opportunities In 2020 and 2021, SEA had to significantly limit the number of events due to COVID-19, but it is keen to pick up its activities and connect with 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. SIMONEMPLOYEEASSOCIATION
■ Ice Cream Social, also known as “Founder’s Day Ice Cream Social”: Started by the late Mel Simon many years ago, it’s been continued by executives and SEA members. ■ Fun Contests: Halloween Costume Contest, Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, etc. ■ 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 to Zumba, at varying levels of expertise. ■ Corporate Softball Team: 12 years and going strong, the team is made up of players from multiple departments. ■ Painting Party: Fun fundraiser event hosted by an instructor. ■ 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: Versiti Blood Center of Indiana 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 who have never had a mammogram to get an exam easily. ■ Coordinate personal training aerobics and exercise classes during lunch hour (e.g., tabata and other Pilates/yoga instructors). ■ Donations to nonprofit organizations from donut sales, including to a senior citizen lunch service program.
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