General Electric Wins Corporate Citizenship Award

General Electric Wins Corporate Citizenship Award

The United States Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) has awarded GE the Corporate Citizenship Award in the category of Corporate Stewardship, Large Business. The award acknowledges businesses and chambers of commerce that have demonstrated ethical leadership and corporate stewardship and have made a difference in their communities.

"General Electric is an example of corporate citizenship at its finest," said CCC executive vice president and chief operating officer Suzanne Clark. "Through its ethical leadership and corporate stewardship, General Electric is one of our nation's pillars, advancing important social and economic goals for communities across the country."

GE has been a pioneer in corporate governance, environmental management, volunteerism, corporate philanthropy, and improving social conditions in the communities in which it operates. GE builds some of the world's most energy efficient commercial and industrial equipment, including household solutions. They call their vision for a cleaner, healthier world, "Ecomagination."

Winners were announced on Nov. 8 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The other categories were: Citizenship in Action, U.S. Community Service, International Community Service, and Corporate Stewardship Small/Midsize Business. U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter presented the awards. Award winners are selected by distinguished leaders in the field of corporate citizenship, including past winners and the Center for Corporate Citizenship Advisory Board.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment in which businesses operate. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations.