Call for Recommendations: 2020 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

On behalf of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).On behalf of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). 

 

Call for Recommendations: 2020 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

 

Now in its 21st year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards of responsible business conduct and whose operational practices and decision-making exemplify American values and international best practices. Recommendations are due to embassies and consulates by March 6, 2020.

For 2020, the categories for the Award for Corporate Excellence are:

ACE nominations are focused on the exemplary operations of a company in a specific country, and nominations are officially put forward to the Secretary’s office by Chiefs of Mission from U.S. embassies and consulates. As such, recommendations should be directed to a specific U.S. embassy or consulate, for the operations of a U.S. firm in that country.

Stakeholders should contact the embassy or consulate switchboard during normal business hours and ask to speak with the economic section regarding the Award for Corporate Excellence. Contact information can be obtained on the website of the respective embassy or consulate. Chiefs of Mission will ultimately decide which recommendations will be sent forward as nominations to the Secretary of State and they retain final decision-making on such matters. Stakeholders are asked only to put forward recommendations to embassies and consulates for their consideration and should refrain from lobbying for a particular recommendation once it has been submitted.

Compelling recommendations will include proof of positive impact, particularly with metrics when available; show the alignment of responsible practices with core business operations, and demonstrate a commitment to the communities where a company does business.

For more information visit www.state.gov/ace.

 

Source: U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson