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U.S. Chamber BCLC Seeks Nominations for Corporate Citizenship Awards

Submitted by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Business Ethics

Posted: Mar 03, 2008 – 09:04 AM EST


Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, D.C.- March 3, 2008 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is now accepting nominations from companies and chambers of commerce for its 9th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards recognize companies that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and have excelled in promoting corporate values.

"In today's challenging environment, companies that go above and beyond the call of duty deserve to be recognized," said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "These awards help raise awareness that many businesses care deeply about their communities and are committed to being a part of the solution to today's issues and challenges."

The 2008 Corporate Citizenship Awards encompass four categories:

  • Corporate Stewardship: For companies that exemplify the highest ideals of corporate citizenship through overall values, strategies, and operational practices; subcategories are designed for large businesses and small/midsize businesses

  • U.S. Community Service: For a specific community service program in the U.S. that contributes to the positive development of the community

  • International Community Service: For a specific community service program outside of the U.S. that contributes to the positive development of the host country

  • Business-Nonprofit Partnership: For a company and a charitable organization that have worked together successfully to address an important social issue

    Award nominees must be members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Companies, trade associations, and chambers may nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, June 27, 2008 at 5 p.m. and must be sent via the nomination kit available on BCLC's website at

    Five finalists in each category will be selected, and external judging committees will determine the winners in all categories except for the Partnership Award. The Partnership Award winner is selected by public voting on BCLC's website. Winners will be revealed at the Awards Dinner and gala on November 18, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

    BCLC is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the U.S. Chamber's resource and voice for the U.S. business sector's social and community interests. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region

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