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Corporate Social Responsibility Statements


Corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility? Business ethics or transparency? Sustainable development or accountability? Which term is right?

Here at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, we define corporate citizenship as the business strategy that shapes the values underpinning a company's mission and the choices made each day by its executives, managers and employees as they engage with society. We believe that four core principles define the essence of corporate citizenship, and that every company should apply them in a manner appropriate to its distinct needs: minimizing harm, maximizing benefit, being accountable and responsive to stakeholders, and supporting strong financial results.

Below you can see how our member companies—just a handful among 430 firms dedicated to improving the practice of corporate citizenship—externally communicate their objectives in this space. You can inquire about joining them and becoming a member today. 

Aramark
Here at Aramark, providing exceptional service to our customers and clients is just the start. Our mission is to enrich and nourish lives, so when we interact with millions of people and communities across the globe, we strive to ensure we’re serving them with integrity, respect and in the most responsible way possible.

Every day, we work to develop innovative product and service solutions that put our social responsibility goals into action. We focus our energies on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, protect our environment, advance consumer health and wellness and strengthen our communities. Read more about Aramark in The Corporate Citizen >

Baxter
Baxter is committed to sharing information about its corporate responsibility programs, priorities, goals and performance. This report illustrates Baxter’s commitment to sound governance and balanced, transparent disclosure.

We work closely with public and private partners around the world to ensure people have access to the healthcare they need, to develop the next generation of innovators who will lead the way in advancing care, and to create long-lasting impact in our communities.

Campbell Soup Company
"At Campbell, our Purpose — Real food that matters for life’s moments — has fundamentally altered how we think, talk and act about our food, from farm to table: from how our food is grown and the ingredients we select, to how we prepare our foods and the types of brands in our portfolio.

For nearly 150 years, Campbell has made real food and real experiences that connect our consumers to each other and to the world around them. People trust us to provide foods and drinks that are good, honest, authentic and flavorful — made from ingredients that are grown, prepared and cooked or baked with care." Denise M. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company | Read the latest from Campbell Soup Company's Dave Stangis: 21st Century Corporate Citizenship >

CEMEX
Throughout our history, we have sought to be a good corporate citizen with sustainability being an integral part of our business. Our management team continually works to enhance and execute our framework of sustainable development initiatives and as a global company, we are aware of our responsibility to address complex sustainability challenges.

As a global company, we understand that our actions have an impact and that we can make a positive difference in the communities where we operate. Through our high-quality products, comprehensive services and innovative solutions, we’re supporting sustainable development in a resource-constrained world.

Dow Chemical
We have a legacy of innovation, leadership and action in sustainability. As we look ahead, we are committed to going beyond our current capabilities and the reach of our products and solutions. We pursue game-changing collaboration opportunities to set a higher bar for social and environmental progress. We aim to advance the well-being of humanity by helping lead the transition to a sustainable planet and society.

Microsoft
Technology is a powerful force for improving people's lives. But right now, half the world does not have access to the benefits and opportunities that technology offers. That's why we're committed to doing more globally to bring the benefits of technology to the people and organizations who need them most. Together with our grantees, partners and employees around the world, we're working to fulfill Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

UPS
As we deliver across the globe, we’re not just transporting packages. UPS creates a connection of people and communities. This connection results in trust and collaboration, performance and accountability, and careful, attentive service to our customers. It starts with attracting and retaining a skilled, motivated and safety-conscious workforce and extends to a global community engagement strategy that includes grants, charitable donations and employee volunteerism.

Verizon
"Verizon’s commitment to corporate responsibility is rooted in a simple but powerful belief, expressed in the Credo to which all our 160,000 employees aspire: 'We are good corporate citizens and share our success with the community to make the world in which we work better than it was yesterday.'" -Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer & President, Verizon Foundation

Whirlpool
"By bringing technology and people together to achieve purposeful, meaningful and positive change, Whirlpool Corporation is unique in the industry in addressing large societal challenges. We embrace innovation that leads to technology that isn’t in conflict with building lives, homes and communities, but rather brings them together. In this report you will see many examples of this throughout the globe." -Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Whirlpool Corporation | Read more about Whirlpool in The Corporate Citizen >

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