U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces Citizens Awards Finalists

September 12, 2018

Awards Recognize Excellence in Corporate Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today named the 25 finalists for the 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards. For the 19th year, the awards will honor businesses and chambers of commerce from around the world for positive social and community initiatives.

“Every year, the Citizens Awards recognizes an outstanding group of businesses who are making a positive impact in communities around the world,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. “This year’s finalists exemplify the ability of the private sector to help solve some of today’s greatest challenges.”

Awards will be presented in eight categories for which finalists are listed below:

  • Best Corporate Steward – Large Business
    Finalists: The Boeing Company, Hilton Worldwide, and Mondelēz International
     
  • Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business
    Finalists: Eagle Hill Consulting, Propeller, and Semper Capital Management
     
  • Best Commitment to Education Program
    Finalists: AbbVie, IBM, and Tata Consultancy Services
     
  • Best Community Improvement Program
    Finalists: Belden Inc., Keurig Dr Pepper, and General Mills
     
  • Best Disaster Response & Community Resilience Program
    Finalists: Fresenius Medical Care North America, GSK, and Johnson & Johnson
     
  • Best Economic Empowerment Program
    Finalists: Accenture, Entergy Corporation, Timberland, and UBS
     
  • Best Environmental Stewardship Program
    Finalists: Cox Enterprises, Ingersoll Rand, and Southwest Airlines
  • Best Health and Wellness Program
    Finalists: Abbott and the Abbott Fund; Anthem Foundation; and Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of corporate citizenship and business leaders and will be announced at the Corporate Citizenship Awards gala on November 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

More information about the awards and finalists is available on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s website.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is a leading resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference. For more than 15 years, our programs, events, research, and relationships with key NGO and governments have helped businesses make the world a better place.

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