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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:39 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 18, 2012

On January 18, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the Secretary of State's 2011 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Sahlman Seafoods, Incorporated, in Nicaragua; Procter & Gamble in Nigeria; and Procter & Gamble in Pakistan. The ACE is an annual award that recognizes U.S.-owned businesses that exhibit good corporate citizenship, promote innovation, and advance democratic principles around the world.

This year’s small- or medium-sized company winner is Sahlman Seafoods, Inc. in Nicaragua. The shrimp farming company promotes sustainable aquaculture and environmental awareness in local communities, protects endangered species of wildlife, and assists communities by improving school facilities, providing meals to children on non-traditional school days, and offering free medical treatment to farm workers.

This year’s winner in the multinational category is Procter & Gamble for its work in both Nigeria and Pakistan. In Nigeria, Procter & Gamble, a consumer packaged goods company, improves the local communities’ water supply through education and purification technology, supports the health and well-being of new and expectant mothers and children through mobile clinics, provides a safe and healthy work environment, and conducts novel educational programs for teenage girls. In Pakistan, Procter & Gamble’s exemplary humanitarian assistance efforts include providing clean drinking water, food, hygiene products, medical care, and laundry services after unprecedented flooding in the region; cultivating sustainable partnerships to establish schools, early education programs, support for orphanages; reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at its facilities; and collaboration with universities to develop young business leaders.

The winners were chosen from 13 finalists. Others were: Amway in China, ANOVA Food, LLC in Indonesia, Archer Daniels Midland Company in Paraguay, Cargill in India, General Motors in Uzbekistan, Grenada Chocolate Company in Grenada, Intel in Vietnam, Johnson & Johnson in Russia, Joy Global in South Africa, and Tiger Machinery in Russia.

Since 1999, the Secretary of State has bestowed the ACE on U.S. businesses that meet diverse needs, in diverse communities, through corporate responsibility activities in every region of the world. The Department of State is committed to working with the business community to further their best practices worldwide and to encourage efforts that improve lives at home and abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/ace.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/01/181291.htm

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Reply Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
provis99 Jan 2012 #1
DURHAM D Jan 2012 #3
The Straight Story Jan 2012 #4
William769 Jan 2012 #6
DURHAM D Jan 2012 #9
William769 Jan 2012 #10
rhett o rick Jan 2012 #2
The Wielding Truth Jan 2012 #5
provis99 Jan 2012 #7
The Wielding Truth Jan 2012 #8
The Straight Story Jan 2012 #11
The Wielding Truth Jan 2012 #13
Fuzz Jan 2012 #12

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:44 PM

1. revolting. How about her giving an award for worker's union excellence.

 

Hillary would have been even more corporatist than Obama already is.

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Response to provis99 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:54 PM

3. Yep - you are right.

Hillary has personally been giving this award since 1999.

gheez marie

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:56 PM

4. Past winners: (goldman sachs in 2006....LOL)

2010 - Cisco Systems, Israel; Mars, Inc., Ghana; Denimatrix, Guatemala.
2009 - Trilogy International Partners, Haiti; TOMS Shoes, Argentina.
2008 - Cargill, China; SURevolution, Colombia.
2007 - GE, Indonesia; Transnational Automotive Group, Cameroon.
2006 - General Motors, Colombia; Goldman Sachs, Chile; Sambazon, Brazil.
2005 - Cisco Systems, Jordan; Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica.
2004 - Motorola, Brazil; FIJI Water, Fiji.
2003 - Chevron/Texaco, Nigeria; U.S. Steel Corporation, the Slovak Republic.
2002 - Coca-Cola, Egypt; Chindex International, China.
2001 - Ford Motor Company, South Africa; SELCO, Vietnam.
2000 - Motorola, Malaysia; Rayonier New Zealand; Land O’Frost, Uruguay.
1999 - Xerox, Brazil; F.C. Schaffer & Associates, Ethiopia.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:05 AM

6. I believe they are referring to the Secretary of State

Giving the award since 1999. Not Hillary Clinton personally (With the exception of the time she has been the Secretary of State).

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Response to William769 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:47 AM

9. Morning William.

I was being sarcastic. I just get so tired of the gratuitious Hillary bashing on DU.

I know it is used to redirect disappointment in Obama but it just gets old.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

10. Sorry that went right over my head.

because of all the Hillary bashing from the past, I just seem to go on auto pilot.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:45 PM

2. We know which side she is on. nm

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:42 AM

5. Sounds good to me. Maybe we should do this instead of tax breaks.

"The Award sends a strong signal of the Department's commitment to further corporate social responsibility, innovation, exemplary practices, and democratic values worldwide." http://www.state.gov/e/eb/ace.actual presentation

Good corporate citizens should be honored. They do exist. It shows that profit can be made responsibly. IMO, I think it's a good program.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:10 AM

7. calling Proctor & Gamble a good citizen is like calling Blackwater mercenaries good citizens.

 

Except that the mercenaries have probably killed fewer people.

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Response to provis99 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:15 AM

8. God. I am naive. I do think that some people have good motives. Can't we start somewhere?

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:20 AM

11. I think there are 2 sides to the coin. I have worked for some large companies

JP Morgan, Enron, Verizon, McGraw-Hill/S&P, Winstar - there was good and bad.

Leadership high up could be really bad, but a lot of hard working people that worked on projects for the community.

At Chase my team and I raised money for the adopt a family program and each year we adopted several of them and made their Christmases a little better (food/gifts for all the family members, etc). At S&P we had a charity a month we sponsored, from animals to kids to cancer.

We can celebrate the good and the bad, the people of America can be wonderful, but leaders like bush can make us all look bad

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:04 PM

13. That's just how I see this. If there are sincere good works, encourage them.Small

companies have been honored here too. Even if it's and international liaison enhancer, I am glad it encourages more good works. I watched the video of the presentations and I heard a lot of amazing works that were done by corporations during the Palestinian earthquake and how in Nigeria Proctor and Gamble is educating women on child care and making sure clean water is more available. This may be over blown but I can see other corporation wanting this award and if it helps people in need, I am all for it.

This seems a very far cry Bush awarding Metal of Freedom medals to his cronies when they deserved prison for there actions against humanity.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:23 AM

12. More evidence of our Corporate Oligarchy

 

This country needs an enema.

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