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Corporate Responsibility

Our Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

Our Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

Chemung Financial Corporation embraces its corporate responsibility and commits to fully supporting every community within our footprint. This responsibility requires inclusion, volunteerism, financial support, thoughtful partnerships and the responsible management of our environmental impact.  The value we provide to these communities is an integral part of who we are.  Our employees’ leadership and service in charitable and civic organizations is foundational to our corporate citizenship.  We serve diverse communities and value a representative workforce and Board of Directors.  Our community-banking mission focuses equally on all of our stakeholders and promotes the long-term sustainability of our communities.

 

Community

For over 187 years, Chemung Canal Trust Company has been an active corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work.  We invest our time and money, both professionally and personally, to make a positive difference.

 

Our 2020 Contributions

 

2020 Financial Volunteerism Sustainability Contributions

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People

Chemung Canal’s corporate culture encourages teamwork, collaboration and high-level performance focused on customer service and treating each other with respect.  Our environment fosters learning and growth opportunities, provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, and promotes the importance of diversity and inclusion.

 
Our Talent Development Programs

Leadership Chemung Canal Program

Talent Management Planning

Career Circles

Stars Under the Sun Recognition Event

Mentorship Program

Continuing Education and Training Programs

Employee Assistance Program

 

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Governance & Ethics

Chemung Canal's mission is to remain a strong and independent financial services organization creating value for shareholders, clients, employees and the communities where we do business, while maintaining the highest standards of business ethics.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has a wide variety of backgrounds, skills and life experiences, along with the highest personal and professional ethics.  These directors have a mix of tenure, which allows us to balance our experience levels and ensure continuity and stability.

 

Independence

Chemung Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors consists of 14 directors, 13 of which are independent.  The five standing committees of our board are Executive, Audit, Enterprise Risk, Nominating & Governance, and Compensation & Personnel.  These committees consist entirely of non-management directors, with the exception of the Executive Committee.

 

Code of Conduct & Ethics

Chemung Financial Corporation’s Board strongly believes that ethical business conduct and compliance with local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations are vital in maintaining the trust and confidence of the public.  As such, the Corporation has a written Code of Business Conduct & Ethics that articulates standards for responsible behavior and serves as a guide for all business dealings.  The Code is designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote honest, ethical conduct.