The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economics and Business is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2022 Secretary of State Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Secretary of State Antony J. Brinken will present the awards to these four American companies, large and small, at a ceremony at the State Department on December 9, 2022 at 11:00 am EST. His ACE category for 2022 is responsible business operations. climate resilience; and inclusive economic growth.
- Two companies won awards in the category Responsible business operations. Anova Technical Services, LLC, A small company in Bali, Indonesia won this year’s award for providing fully traceable seafood through secure seafood tracking from point of catch to point of sale. GAP Inc., India, Awarded for caring for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic hit and suppliers were unable to pay their workers, GAP Inc. stepped in to negotiate wage payments and ensure the financial security of the most economically vulnerable. Pandemic impact.
- in the climate resilience Categories, 2022 ACE Winners are Bangladesh, Drinkwell. Drinkwell provides safe and affordable water directly to residents in densely populated areas of Dhaka.
- of inclusive economic growth2022 ACE winner is Intel, Costa Rica for that reason Skill 4 life Capacity building training designed for underserved African and Indigenous peoples in one of Costa Rica’s lowest income areas.
This year marks the 23rd year of the Excellent Company Award. Founded in 1999, ACE recognizes the important role American companies play in raising the standard of business conduct. Together, these companies are leading the way in addressing some of our greatest global challenges.
The U.S. Department of State is committed to working with businesses around the world to promote responsible business practices and to recognize their efforts to improve life at home and abroad. For more information, please visit the Secretaries Awards for Corporate Excellence webpage.
The invitation-only 2022 ACE ceremony will be open to qualified members of the media, subject to space availability. A separate press notice with access details will be issued shortly. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.