For Eli Lilly and Company, community change means ensuring every student in Indianapolis has access to STEM education. For FedEx, it means having FedEx team members help teach safe motorist behaviors to create safer, more walkable communities. For KeyBank, community change manifests itself in $25 million in funding and research efforts for affordable housing communities across the country. These are just three of the 50 companies Points of Light recognized as best practice corporate citizens in 2016. Who will be among the most community-minded companies in America in 2017?
Today, Points of Light opened the survey for the 2017 Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year, as determined by an annual survey. The Civic 50 are trailblazers and community champions for demonstrating how companies can use their time, talent, and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. Now in its fifth year, The Civic 50 is a roadmap for how companies can turn good intentions into sound business practices.
“Civic 50 companies are at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement in corporate citizenship, and are raising the standard of what it means to be a socially responsible company. Investing in communities and building strong cultures of community engagement – through employee volunteer programs and grants that are a part of a smart, integrated strategy – is increasingly linked to business success,” said Neil Bush, chairman of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
Is your company prioritizing community-building? Do you work for a corporate community champion? Has your company built a robust culture of corporate citizenship? Apply today for the 2017 Civic 50. Participation in The Civic 50 survey is open to companies with revenue of $1 billion or more. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017. Results will be announced at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will take place in Seattle, WA from June 19–21. To take the survey, visit Civic50.org.
To learn more about The Civic 50 and to access technical assistance for the survey, register for Points of Light’s webinar on Friday, Nov. 18 from 1–2 PM EST. For further questions, email [email protected].
The survey is powered by True Impact, a web-based measurement tool and benchmarking network for the charitable sector.
The Civic 50 for 2016, in alphabetical order, are:
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Altria, Consumer Staples Sector Leader
Apollo Education Group
AT&T, Communications Sector Leader
Baxter International Inc.
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Eli Lilly and Company
Ford Motor Company
Freeport-McMoRan, Materials Sector Leader
Hasbro, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Sector Leader
Health Care Service Corporation
Hewlett Packard, Technology Sector Leader
KPMG LLP, Industrials Sector Leader
MGM Resorts International
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Utilities Sector Leader
Prudential Financial Inc.
State Street Corporation
The Hershey Company
Time Warner Cable
Toyota Financial Services, Financials Sector Leader
UnitedHealth Group, Health Care Sector Leader
Valero Energy Corporation, Energy Sector Leader
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
True Impact provides web-based tools and consulting support to help organizations measure the social, financial and environmental return on investment (ROI) of their programs and operations. For more information, visit www.TrueImpact.com.
“Civic 50 companies are at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement in corporate citizenship, and are raising the standard of what it means to be a socially responsible company. Investing in communities and building strong cultures of community engagement – through employee volunteer programs and grants that are a part of a smart, integrated strategy – is increasingly linked to business success," said Neil Bush, chairman of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.