The Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), a subsidiary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced the finalists for their Corporate Citizenship awards.

“We are proud to recognize these U.S. Chamber members as this year’s best of the business community,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donahue said. “Each finalist deserves appreciation for their commitment to corporate citizenship and community Leadership.”

The Categories and finalists are:

Corporate Stewardship-Large Business Award: Best Buy, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Johnson Controls, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Verizon Communications.

Corporate Stewardship-Small/Midsized Business Award: Banco Popular, ChoicePoint, Inc., Greyston Bakery, PAETEC, and Symetra Financial.

U.S. Community Service Award: Entergy Corporation, Freddie Mac, Safeway, Inc., Time Warner’s Cartoon Network and the Victoria Texas Chamber of Commerce.

International Community Service Award: American International Group, Inc., Phillip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc., Cisco Citibank N.A. Ecuador Branch and GlaxoSmithKline.

Partnership Award: AFLAC and the AFLAC Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Clinton Foundation, General Motors and Earth Force, Lockheed Martin and the United Service Organization, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and America’s Second Harvest- the Nations Food Bank Network.

One winner in each category will be unveiled at the Awards Dinner on November 7th at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.




  1. 1 Aquene Freechild September 14, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Dow Chemical Corp is somehow included in anything related to Corporate Citizenship? Who are they kidding? This is Dow that is currently marketing Dursban for home use in ‘millions of homes worldwide’ according to its own websites; after it was banned for home use in the US for killing and maiming children – turning them into vegetables for the rest of thier lives? This is Dow Chemical that is actively fighting ever being help liable to clean up its mess in Bhopal where 25,000 people are drinking water laden with chlorobenzene, chromium and mercury, and 22,000 people have died from a gas leak, that Dow just can’t accept liability for either?

    We should seriously consider adding Altria (aka Phillip Morris) back on this list – after all – if you volunteer lots of hours maybe it won’t matter that your product kills people. Lets get the mob involved in this feel-good fest while we are at it – they like to keep the streets clean too right?

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