by Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief at Newsweek
Companies, we all know, need to make a profit to prosper and survive. Making a buck, after all, is important to investors, employees and vendors. But over the years, executives have come to realize that they need to do much more. That is, by giving back to the communities they operate in and standing up as good neighbors and citizens.
Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award. The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.
Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism Created Award to Recognize Minnesota Business Leadership for Corporate Responsibility
ST. PAUL, Minn. November 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Douglas M. Baker, Jr., chairman and CEO of Ecolab Inc., has received the Dayton Award for Distinction in Moral Capitalism from the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism. The award, presented Nov. 22, recognizes Minnesota business leaders for corporate responsibility and celebrates big picture thinking about how business improves lives and societies.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, announced today that its United States Marine Corps (USMC) East Coast operations earned a Platinum Award through the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. This is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
ATLANTA, December 5, 2019/3BL Media/ – Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, today launched The Civic 50 survey for 2020. The survey will remain open through March 5, 2020, and the list of honorees will be publicly announced at the Points of Light Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 2020.
November 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Amgen was recently named among America’s top corporate citizens on the JUST 100 index for 2020. The latest JUST 100 rankings were published on Nov. 10, 2019, by Forbes and JUST Capital, a non-profit that ranks companies on issues that Americans care about.
EDMONTON, ALTA. – Commercial real estate company CBRE announced that its Edmonton office has achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for new and existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
It is the first property in Alberta to obtain the achievement. The certification is based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard which encourages employee health and wellness through the built environment.
The 2019 Citizens Award Recognizes Innovative, Impactful Corporate Citizenship
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Stanley Black & Decker Best Corporate Steward as part of its 2019 Citizens Awards. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual awards program, which recognizes the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives raising the bar on social responsibility and spearheading the transformation to a strong, healthy and sustainable future.
Named to Prestigious List for Fourth Consecutive Year
ATLANTA, November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ –UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it was named to Forbes and JUST Capital’s annual “JUST 100” list for the fourth consecutive year. The company was again recognized as the industry leader in the transportation sector. UPS also scored first in the transportation categories for community, customers and the environment.