We are excited to announce The Civic 50 honorees of 2020, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 awards provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.
Points of Light believes that now more than ever, companies must drive transformative social change around the world. Corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities. We thank these leaders for their investment and look forward to supporting them in innovating and expanding their work. Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light
These companies demonstrate that the good corporate citizenship is about taking more than one action. It is about having company values and policies that support and strengthen employees, stakeholders, and the communities in which business operates; and allowing those values and policies to guide everything from business decisions to employee engagement to social cause positions and actions. This holistic approach to corporate citizenship is more relevant now than ever before as people look to business to lead by example – whether responding to the global pandemic or moving quickly to address systemic racism inside their organizations and in their communities.
The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program – investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement. Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcased how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
The 2020 Honorees of The Civic 50
1Denotes Sector Leader
2Denotes Volunteer Leader Award
Key Highlights from The Civic 50 2020 Honorees
The 2020 Civic 50 honorees:
- Donated $2.1 billion in cash and $5.6 of in-kind support to US social causes
- Supported their US employees in delivering 11.4 million volunteer hours, a value of $554 million to US communities
- Overwhelmingly pursued environmental sustainability (60% did in 2019), but many also pursued health and well-being (46%) and racial and other forms of equity (24%) well before COVID-19 and the racial-equity protests
- Are making contributions to help the country respond to COVID-19 and its associated hardships (94% have thus far)
- Pursue diversity, equity and inclusion goals as part of their community engagement work (96% in 2019)
- Are taking leadership positions on societal causes (in 2019 62% of CEOs or other company leaders took a public position on four or more public education or policy efforts)
- Treat their community involvement as a board-level issue (82% include community engagement in board of directors’ meetings)
The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and analyzed by VeraWorks. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process. A key-findings brief from the survey will be released in summer 2020. For more information, please visit www.civic50.org.