Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 125 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.
From the very beginning, Northern Trust has been more than simply a financial institution; we have been an active member of the community, a leader in business and philanthropy, and a trailblazer in employee benefits and support.
We are proud of our good corporate citizenship, our philanthropy, and our support for the diverse communities in which we operate. Every year we donate our time and financial support to help fantastic non-profit organizations around the world continue their good work. In 2014 alone, Northern Trust employees logged more than 125,000 hours of volunteer time, and gave nearly 15.4 million in charitable contributions.
In 2009, Northern Trust brought together all of our philanthropic, environmental, and business ethics efforts by creating a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) structure. Today, Northern Trust strives to be an upstanding global corporate citizen by minimizing our environmental impact, honoring cultural perspectives, and sponsoring community programs.