Senior Coordinator, Communications
November 03, 2023
For 24 years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Citizens Awards have honored the remarkable efforts of organizations that harness the power, resources, and talents of business to create positive change.
The 2023 Citizens Awards shined a light on those making a significant impact, driving change on issues critical to society, from addressing youth food insecurity, expanding access to quality healthcare to building resilience in the face of crises.
Recent national civics test scores indicate an urgent need for a renewed focus on engaging and empowering youth, positioning business as a key partner to innovate solutions. This year, we introduced the inaugural Best Civic Engagement Program award, recognizing a partnership between a chamber and a company that inspires youth to engage in and better their communities through civics.
Citizens Awards recipients, by their actions, not only contribute to their own success but also play a pivotal role in improving the communities they serve and the world at large. We applaud their dedication and impact, as they serve as an everyday testament to the enduring influence of business for good.
Meet the winners of the 2023 Citizens Awards:
Best Corporate Steward Large Business: Medtronic
Improving healthcare outcomes and well-being for patients, benefitting future generations.
Best Corporate Steward Small and Middle-Market Business: Veris Residential
Enhancing community well-being and resilience by addressing societal needs, tackling persistent issues, empowering communities, and the workforce.
Best Commitment to Education Program: RTX
Championing career readiness and preparation for high school students in engineering and technology fields.
Best Community Improvement Program: Tru Earth Environmental Products, Inc.
Making earth-friendly practices everyday actions and supporting organizations to fight global poverty.
Best Community Resilience and Disaster Response Program: United Parcel Service, Inc.
Ensuring vaccine access is equitable, optimized and the key to global health resilience.
Best Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program: Cargill, Incorporated
Reducing poverty, food insecurity, and empowering communities and millions of people globally.
Best Health and Wellness Program: PepsiCo (In Partnership with GENYOUth)
Partnering to tackle youth food insecurity through America’s most loved game.
Best Sustainability Program: IBM
Leveraging technology to address environmental challenges in vulnerable communities.
Best Civic Engagement Program: Greater Vancouver Chamber
Promoting youth civics participation through private-public partnerships.
Share Your Purpose
Read more about the stories of the 2023 Citizens Awards winners here.
Celebrate with Us: Visit our social media profiles to explore our latest posts, where we highlight the remarkable achievements of our award recipients and share the latest news and insights on leading business for good.
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Save the Date: Nominations for the 25th Annual Citizens Awards will open in spring 2024.
Stay in Touch: For all inquiries related to the Citizens Awards, please feel free to contact our team at email@example.com.