The Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame identifies and commemorates companies and their leaders, employees, and cross-sector partners who have made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of society and brought about a new era where purpose is the foundation for progress.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is honored to induct two companies in the Hall of Fame this year: Citi Foundation and FedEx.
The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. Recognized by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. for the past eight years, Citi works to increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant communities.
Through its Pathways to Progress initiative, the Citi Foundation has invested $194 million globally across 80+ countries and territories in programming that helps prepare youth for 21st century jobs. Since its launch in 2014, the program has reached 850,000 young people and helped create and/or expand 32,000 youth-led businesses.
The Citi Foundation leverages the expertise of its employees to drive innovation and thought leadership. The company’s Pathways to Progress initiative has engaged 12,000+ Citi volunteers as mentors and coaches.
In 2020, Citi and the Citi Foundation invested over $100 million in COVID-19 community relief and economic recovery efforts to provide both immediate relief and long-term support to those most impacted by the pandemic.
FedEx works to make the world a better place through in-kind shipping, volunteering, and charitable giving. The company has been a longstanding leader in disaster response and community resilience. From the U.S. Gulf Coast to Haiti to Vietnam, FedEx leverages its capabilities, expertise, and strategic partnerships with relief organizations to provide mission-critical needs in times of disaster and help communities heal, learn and thrive.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FedEx donated transportation services to deliver more than 1.2 million pounds of medical and other relief supplies to the Gulf Coast area. Following the 7.0 magnitude 2010 earthquake in Haiti where more than 100,000 perished, FedEx donated the cost of transporting nearly 500,000 pounds of relief supplies. In response to the devastating floods in Vietnam, FedEx is working to deliver a million water purification packets that will provide more than 10 million liters of safe water to drink. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the company has transported 7,300+ humanitarian aid shipments to organizations around the world, carrying a total value of more than $4.3 million.