Named to Civic 50 by
"We believe that the economic and social vitality of our communities is critical to our long-term growth and viability," said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief executive officer. "This recognition of our civic involvement affirms our commitment to supporting local initiatives that strengthen the communities where we operate."
This year's Civic 50 were evaluated on several criteria, including how financial and human resources are applied to civic improvement, whether internal and external resources are activated to maximize community impact, how a company's community engagement activities are supported within a company's framework and how they support business interests, and how a company measures the value of its community engagement programs.
"The results of this year's Civic 50 survey show that even the
most civically engaged companies are doing more to make community
engagement a top priority and a permanent aspect of their business
Operating primarily through the
The Civic 50 was developed in partnership with a high-profile working group of lead researchers and industry thought leaders. Dozens of corporate advisors provided strategic guidance on the program's objectives, including defining indicators, developing methodology, and identifying partners and participants. As a result of this collaborative process, the initiative reflects leading insight and thinking about how corporations can and should engage with communities in a twenty-first century economy.
To learn more about The Civic 50 survey as well as the importance of civic engagement in corporate America, please visit www.Civic50.org.
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