2016 Secretary's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE)


The annual Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) highlights U.S. companies that uphold the highest standards of responsible business conduct in their global operations. Established in 1999, the ACE seeks to highlight ways in which U.S. firms represent American values through the way they do business, in line with international best practices such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The 2016 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) ceremony will be held on January 5, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Harry S. Truman building and will be livestreamed on 2009-2017.state.gov.

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Pre-event Facebook Content:

  • Mark your calendars and tune into the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST. The ACE will recognize U.S. firms doing great work abroad and promoting responsible business conduct (RBC). Tune in if you want to learn how U.S. companies are playing a role in RBC. [+ event graphic]
  • Six companies from around the world have done extraordinary work to promote U.S. values like inclusiveness, transparency, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Celebrate these winners of the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) by watching the ACE ceremony on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST at: http://video.state.gov/live [+event graphic]
  • This year, the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is honoring small or medium-sized enterprises and other companies that exemplify American values in the areas of Inclusive Hiring Practices, Sustainable Oceans Management, and Transparent Operations. Get to know the #SecStateACE winning companies and tune in to the ceremony on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST: http://go.usa.gov/x8ypU. [+event graphic]

ACE Category Winner Content:

  • Did you know that in the U.S., small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) make up 99 percent of all firms and employ more than 50 percent of private sector employees? Every year, the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) recognizes a standout SME abroad. Learn more about this year’s #SecStateACE winner, ThisisAndela, by tuning into the award ceremony on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST: http://video.state.gov/live [+SME graphic]
  • Experts tell us that by 2025 there could be one ton of plastic in #OurOcean for every three tons of fish, and more plastics than fish by 2050. The 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is awarding two companies, Bureo Skateboards and Interface, for helping to revitalize our oceans. Check out the great work they are doing and make sure to watch the ceremony on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST: http://video.state.gov/live [+sustainable oceans graphic]
  • Did you know that there are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today? This year, the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is honoring two iconic U.S. companies, McDonald’s and GE, that are helping to level the playing field for refugees and women with their inclusive hiring practices. Watch the ceremony live on January 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST http://video.state.gov/live [+inclusive hiring graphic]
  • This Harvard study shows that, when companies work with their communities and make an effort to address communities’ concerns in business operations, fewer conflicts tends to occur between the company and the community. Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde won this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for Transparent Operations for their incredible engagement with their local communities in their business operations. [+transparent operations graphic]

Facebook Content for January 5, 2017:

  • Only 60 minutes until we congratulate our #SecStateACE winners for their extraordinary work in Sustainable Oceans Management, Inclusive Hiring, Transparent Operations and more. Get ready to tune in: http://video.state.gov/live
  • Just a few minutes away from #SecStateACE 2016! Celebrate with us as we recognize this year’s winners for their Inclusive Hiring Practices, Sustainable Oceans Management, Transparent Operations and more. Tune in: http://video.state.gov/live
  • There are many ways for a company to exemplify responsible business conduct (RBC). Every year, #SecStateACE honors some of the best U.S. firms in the world for their RBC excellence. Tune in now and learn more about the firms that are leading the charge: http://video.state.gov/live
  • Watch now as we celebrate our 2016 #SecStateACEwinners for exemplifying responsible business conduct abroad: http://video.state.gov/live
  • From Chile to Saudi Arabia, U.S. firms are making a positive difference in communities and improving lives. Learn about the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence by tuning into the ceremony happening now: http://video.state.gov/live #SecStateACE

Pre-ACE Twitter Content

  • Watch the @StateDept honor US firms that do business responsibly overseas on Jan 5 at 10:30 a.m. ET → http://video.state.gov/live [+event graphic] #SecStateACE
  • Jan 5 at 10:30am ET: #SecStateACE honors US firms that level the playing field with inclusive hiring practices [+media note link & event graphic]
  • Congrats to our six #SecStateACE winners! Celebrate with us by tuning in on Jan 5 at 10:30am ET → http://video.state.gov/live [+event graphic]

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2016 Award for Corporate Excellence Graphics (English)

 
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2016 Award for Corporate Excellence Graphics (Spanish)

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2016 Award for Corporate Excellence Graphics (Arabic)

 

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ADDITIONAL 2016 ACE RESOURCES

Media Note: //2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264982.htm
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edia Note: //2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/01/266409.htm
Ace Blog Collections: DipNote and "Foggy Bottom" State Department's Medium.com Publication.  

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