Secretary Kerry gave this Award for Corporate Excellence to three companies yesterday. Taylor Guitars, Plantronics, and Fruit of the Loom won for investing not just in their businesses, but in their local communities. Does a company’s values influence how you shop?

Secretary Kerry gave this Award for Corporate Excellence to three companies yesterday. Taylor Guitars, Plantronics, and Fruit of the Loom won for investing not just in their businesses, but in their local communities. Does a company’s values influence how you shop?

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the 14th Annual Award for Corporate Excellence at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on November 28, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/11/201147.htm.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2012 Awards for Corporate Excellence

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 23, 2012


On Wednesday, November 28th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will present the 14th annual Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State and will be followed by a reception in the Thomas Jefferson Room.

The prestigious ACE recognizes the important role of U.S. businesses in advancing good corporate governance and democratic principles worldwide. The award honors exemplary business practices, corporate social responsibility, and innovation in a company’s overseas operations.

This year 82 nominations were received for American companies operating in 54 countries. The winners were chosen by the Principals’ Award Selection Committee. The Committee, chaired by the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, includes a representative from the offices of the Secretary, the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the Under Secretary for Management, and the special representative for Global Partnerships. It also includes senior officials from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Department of Commerce. MORE