Dec. 02 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON,D.C.- The United States Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) announced the winners of the 2004 Corporate Citizenship Awards, which recognize businesses and chambers that have demonstrated ethical leadership and corporate stewardship.
"In 2004, we saw remarkable contributions by the business community in terms of disaster assistance, community service, and support for our troops," said Suzanne Clark, Chamber chief operating officer and CCC president. "We also recognized some exceptional companies whose business success stemmed from their core values."
CCC announced the winners during their annual awards dinner on December 2 at Chamber headquarters. Thomas Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans presented the awards.
The Citizenship in Action Award - The Home Depot for their response to the hurricanes that hit Florida and the Southeast U.S. this year and for their support for returning U.S. troops.
TheU.S.Chamber Community Service Award - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for their state-wide corporate citizenship initiative.
The International American Chamber Community Service Award - AmChamSingapore for a variety of philanthropic programs including an HIV/AIDS workplace education program.
The Corporate Stewardship Small Business Award - Seventh Generation which fosters positive social and environmental change through innovations in producing paper, household cleaning, and baby diaper/wipe products using natural ingredients.
The Corporate Stewardship Midsize Business Award - University Bank based in Minnesota that develops inventive products and services that serve economically disadvantaged communities.
The Corporate Stewardship Large Business Award - Office Depot, the world's leading retailer of recycled paper products for their environmental and education programs.
The Center for Corporate Citizenship is a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber that serves as a voice for businesses and their social, philanthropic and ethical concerns.