Community Involvement

GEDCO is committed to being a positive and responsible member of the community where it does business.

As a corporation, GEDCO makes targeted donations and sponsorships to organizations whose mission is intently focused on geophysical excellence.

GEDCO also makes additional social contributions through its employees' donation matching program. Through this initiative, GEDCO donates in excess of $5,000 to a broad array of causes including health, children, underprivileged members of society, arts, education, and sports.  

GEDCO Corporate Donations and Sponsorships
  • Higher Education in the Geosciences
GEDCO's Employee Donation Matching Program
GEDCO understands that its employees have individuals causes they support. For this reason, the company has launched a employee donation matching program which entitles each employee to an annual $200 contribution by GEDCO to the cause of their choice.


Current GEDCO Donations and Sponsorship Projects
 

Each year, GEDCO support the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) in its quest to offer scholarships to talented young geophysicists. For more information on the CSEG, visit: http://www.cseg.ca/.


GEDCO Employee Donation Programs Initiatives

GEDCO is proud to invest in social services through the support of the United Way. The annual campaign, which runs in November, provides employees with an opportunity to get involved and help make a difference in their community by supporting their local United Way through time, money or goods. Goals for the campaign include annual employee participation increase, awareness increases on selected topics, and overall team building. For more information about the United Way, visit http://www.unitedway.org/.
 
 
GEDCO Excellence Sponsorship Initiative

Jean-Philippe Le Guellec, Amateur Athlete (Biathlon)
 

GEDCO's products and services are founded on high principles and a commitment for excellence. These same values transcend Jean-Philippe Le Guellec's quest for the podium on the biathlon race course! For this reason, GEDCO has decided to support JP effective in the winter of 2008 and on route to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Born in 1985 in Kingston, Ontario and now residing in Québec, Le Guellec first started in the sport of biathlon at age 13 at the St-Bruno Cadet facility in Montreal. Since joining the Canadian Biathlon Team three years ago, he has achieved a 48th place finish at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Italy, a third place result in the 7.5 km relay at the 2005 Junior World Championships in Finland, and became the 2004 World Youth Champion in the 7.5 km sprint in France. In 2004, Le Guellec was also crowned Youth Canadian Champion and Male Athlete of the Year by Biathlon Canada.

GEDCO Corporate Sponsorship Requests
Individual corporate donation requests are not the same as sponsorship requests or co-promotional opportunities. Sponsorships and co-promotions are considered to be advertising and not a donation. Sponsorship requests are managed by the Marketing Manager and are treated on an individual basis.

For more information on GEDCO’s donation policy, contact:

WesternGeco GeoSolutions
Suite 200, 125-9th Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta  Canada T2G 0P6
Office: +1 (403) 509-4000
Fax: +1 (403) 509-4120