US Secretary of State seeks nominees for "Corporate Excellence" awards recognising refugee hiring, transparency, environment

Author: US Department of State, Published on: 21 June 2016

"Call for Recommendations: 2016 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence", 25 Apr 2016

[The] U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE)... [The] ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards of responsible business conduct...

This is the first time in the award’s seventeen-year history that the Department is seeking public recommendations...in order to benefit from the expertise and knowledge of stakeholders from a range of sectors, locations, and backgrounds. Recommendations are due...by Thursday, June 30, 2016...

For 2016, the categories for the Award for Corporate Excellence are:

  • Award for Corporate Excellence in Inclusive Hiring Practices: Honors a company’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace, particularly with respect to hiring refugees...
  • Award for Corporate Excellence in Transparent Operations: Honors a company’s actions in a specific country to publish relevant information on their operations...
  • Award for Corporate Excellence in Sustainable Oceans Management...
  • Award for Corporate Excellence by a Small or Medium Enterprise...

ACE nominations are focused on the exemplary operations of a company in a specific country, and nominations are officially put forward to the Secretary’s office by Chiefs of Mission from U.S. embassies and consulates.

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