Companies Recognized for Positive Impact in Communities Around the World
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 – 10:17 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 18 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation last night named the winners of its annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, recognizing eight business for making a significant, positive impact on the communities and societies in which they operate.
“Businesses act as a powerful force for good in their communities every single day, and these winners reflect some of the best social and community initiatives within the business sector,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president for the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. “It is an honor to showcase the contribution of these eight companies, who are setting the bar for excellence in corporate citizenship.”
The U.S. Chamber Foundation presented awards in eight categories:
Additionally, the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) presented the 6th annual Western Hemisphere Corporate Citizenship Award, which recognizes companies, trade associations, and American Chambers of Commerce that are exemplary models of social and civic leadership in region. This year, AACCLA honored SC Johnson’s recycling program “SCJ Recycles” implemented in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay & Uruguay, whose goal is to increase levels of recycling in an efficient and inclusive way. SC Johnson believes that the company cannot be healthy on the inside unless their communities outside are healthy, too.
The 17th annual Citizens Awards ceremony took place at the conclusion of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference in Washington, D.C. More information on this year’s winners is available on the Chamber Foundation’s website.
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