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GE, Intel honored for CSR Activities in Emerging Markets

September 13, 2010 – The U.S. State Department has announced is 12 finalists for the Secretary’s Corporate Excellence Award, given to multinational companies who recognize and apply the vital role U.S. companies play in exhibiting corporate responsibility credentials when operating abroad.
The 12 finalists were selected from 78 companies nominated by ambassadors for their work in developing markets such as India, China, Latin America and Africa.
Pepsi was selected for their water conservation efforts in India, which has focused on benefiting marginal farmers, supporting local communities and promoting local employment opportunities. General Electric’s India operations were also recognized for promoting local partnerships, the development of energy efficient products and innovation in disaster recovery projects across the country.
Cisco in Israel is working toward the reconnection of the Israeli and Palestiniean economies and people, a topic whose goals are shared by the State Department. Other programs include building a sustainable job creation model and partnership creation for the growth of opportunities for women and youths in the region.
In Latin America, Intel stood out for their contributions to dramatically improving Costa Rica’s science and Technology education in public schools and environmental stewardship to benefit communites such as innovative recycling programs.
For the complete list of finalists, past winners, and more information, visit the State Dept. website.

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