Acuity Brands Drives Local Impact Through Charitable Donations on Behalf of Agency Network

Rachael Jernigan

ATLANTA, November 14 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced the 2022 charitable donation recipients of their “EarthLIGHT in Action” philanthropic campaign, which challenged and inspired their Independent Sales Network to get involved and give back to their communities. The top participating agencies selected a charity meaningful to them to receive a $10,000 donation in their honor from Acuity Brands, resulting in additional local charitable impacts.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the agents completed philanthropic activities to positively make a difference on local communities, the environment, and each other – directly benefiting over 160 organizations with a “Think Global, Act Local” mindset. Each group took a different approach with their outreach and chose activities reflecting causes valuable to their local communities, including fundraising, clothing collection, blood drives, beach cleanups, toy donations, and more. Many were already active and embraced the opportunity to do more, which inspired others to get involved.

Highlights of the top participating agencies and their non-profit organization of choice are as follows:

“The campaign was widely successful and quickly exceeded our original goals for engagement and visibility to the impact being made across local communities,” said April Appling, VP Digital Marketing & Channel Enablement, Acuity Brands. “Our associates and customers also began proudly using the #EarthLIGHTinAction hashtag to highlight their personal outreach activities, which inspired us to extend the scope of the campaign to a broader audience, as we look to the future. We’re grateful that the impact of the campaign could demonstrate how companies can engage with their network to act locally and put EarthLIGHT in Action.”

The #EarthLIGHTinAction social media hashtag features the agents’ images and community impact stories over the last 12 months. To find out more about Acuity Brands’ commitment to sustainability and their communities, visit their site, and look out for the FY22 EarthLIGHT Report later this year.


About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls and the Intelligent Spaces Group, we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Acuity Brands, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by approximately 13,500 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at


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