2020 Best Corporate Steward – Large Business Finalists
DuPont Water Solutions
As pressures on global water supplies intensify, DuPont Water Solutions leads with a shared purpose to solve global water challenges for the purification, conservation, and reuse of water. Influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, DuPont’s 2030 Sustainability Goals aim to create sustainable innovations that help customers and the world thrive; increase sustainability throughout operations; and ensure the inclusiveness, wellbeing, and health of people and communities. DuPont’s water products purify, conserve, or reuse 25 million gallons of water every minute around the world. DWS projects have, among other outcomes, helped a U.S. auto company convert 90% of wastewater into reusable water, dramatically reduced clean water costs in a Kenyan community, and ended the need for women to walk hours to collect safe drinking water in Serdo, Ethiopia.
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health care company with a mission of helping make the health system work better for everyone. The 325,000 women and men at UnitedHealth Group leverage the core competencies of the company – information, technology and clinical engagement – to deliver improved outcomes, lower costs and a better health care experience for the people they serve. UnitedHealth Group’s philanthropic efforts through its businesses, as well as the United Health Foundation and UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, include providing grants to local and national organizations; participating in disaster relief efforts; volunteering time and resources; and investing in solutions to address social determinants of health. Through targeted grant-making activities, UnitedHealth Group is cultivating the future health workforce, connecting individuals to quality care and helping seniors, children and vulnerable populations achieve better health. In 2019, the employee giving program resulted in a total contribution of $50 million to more than 19,000 charities worldwide.
The UPS Foundation
UPS and The UPS Foundation are committed to utilizing their global workforce and network to create a more equitable and sustainable world. UPS pledged one million employee volunteer service hours to support mentoring and educational programs in under-served Black communities globally, with The UPS Foundation allocating $3.2 million to fund organizations fighting racial injustice and advocating for change. In response to COVID-19, UPS directed $21 million to 300 relief agencies and distributed nearly 13 million pounds of PPE in the U.S. and more than 7 million pieces worldwide. The company continues to launch innovations that have a life-saving impact, including the world’s first medical drone partnership, and a last-mile vaccine delivery service for essential childhood vaccines, expanding access to quality healthcare to millions of families and children across Africa. UPS surpassed its goals of providing more than 20 million volunteer hours and planting 15 million trees by the end of 2020, and has just announced new goals of planting 50 million trees by 2030 focused on supporting low-income and underserved communities. Through this new commitment, UPS aims to improve air quality; foster better health outcomes, more job opportunities, and more social engagement; and create safer and healthier neighborhoods.