Eleven finalists have been selected for the Secretary of State’s prestigious 2012 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). These U.S. companies were chosen from 82 nominations submitted by U.S. Ambassadors around the world. ACE finalists recognize the vital role that U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens that promote sustainable development and support local community needs in the countries where they operate. The finalists for this year are:
The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE since 1999 to recognize American companies that are leaders in socially responsible activities and contribute to the overall growth and development of the local economy in which they work. The Department of State is committed to working with businesses to further these best practices worldwide and to recognize efforts to improve lives at home and abroad. The 2012 ACE winners will be announced at the annual ceremony hosted by the Secretary of State on November 28, 2012.
For more information, including a video announcing the finalists, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/ace/. Media with further questions may contact the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy at EPPDMediaRSVP@state.gov.