Corporate Citizens Closing Out 2022

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Featured this week: 3M Company, AAA - The Auto Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, CDW Corporation, Cisco, Columbia Bank, Comerica Bank, CSX Corporation, Delta Dental of Iowa, Edelman, Enbridge, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, FedEx, Fiserv, Florida Blue, Hormel Foods, Husch & Blackwell, Kyndryl, Labcorp, MassMutual, Northrop Grumman, onsemi, PwC, SAIC, Target, TELUS, Texas Instruments, Toyota, USAA, U.S. Bank, Vizient, Inc., Watts Water Technologies, Wayfair, Xcel Energy

The member community convened by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is one of a kind. The 500+ companies we serve each year around the globe are leaders in environmental, social, and governance action, and the thousands of individuals who make up this network are some of the best in the field!

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The BCCCC Advisory Board in Support of Military Families and Veterans, chaired by Justin Schmitt, associate vice president, corporate responsibility, USAA, recently published its first bulletin: a resource for companies interested in best practices to support military-affiliated employees and their families. The report is available to BCCCC members here. In addition to Schmitt, contributors include Meg Hendricks of Fiserv, Terry Dickey of U.S. Bank, John Edelman of Edelman, Bridget Chatman of SAIC, Karen Goetz of Northrop Grumman, Ish Escobar of Northrop Grumman, Baird McKevitt of Xcel Energy, Keith Jones of Toyota, Adam Naryka of U.S. Bank, John Kitchens of CSX, Michele Christ of PwC, Vivian Greentree Ph.D. of Fiserv, Lacey Golonka of Xcel Energy, Todd Bowers of Wayfair, and Michael Smith of Toyota

Labcorp recently sponsored a Women Build project for Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, North Carolina. The Women Build program focuses on creating female-friendly work sites that empower women to be leaders and learn new skills while helping to eliminate poverty in their communities. The Labcorp crew included BCCCC members Jenna Heydt and Teresa Mansfield, who reported on LinkedIn of having "a great time building a home for a single mom and raising awareness of the need for affordable housing."

At a Fortune conference earlier this month,  business leaders responsible for their organizations’ ESG efforts weighed in on how the landscape is changing—and on how much work lies ahead. U.S. companies operating globally are already dealing with ESG reporting elsewhere, observed Faith Taylor, chief sustainability officer at Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure company with 90,000 staff worldwide. “I have to figure out what are those main components in ESG that we have to report on regardless and figure out what that baseline is, across regulatory requirements and the frameworks that you’re using,” Taylor said. “And then say, ‘OK, this is how we’re going to actually manage that.’”

Jenna Broach, senior social impact manager at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, was recently accepted to the Communities Foundation of Texas Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy 2023 cohort. Broach shared via LinkedIn she is, "looking forward to developing a better understanding of how to approach philanthropic issues and network with like-minded professionals with a passion for community."

Member Companies in the News

onsemi recently expanded its employee volunteer program (EVP) to employees in Asia and Europe. Through the EVP, employees may volunteer with eligible organizations during company time for up to one day, traditionally 8-12 hours per year, depending on their role at the company, while receiving their typical pay for the time spent. Employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer events organized by the company as well. To incentivize goodness, onsemi also matches employees’ volunteer efforts through a dollars-for-doers program, where the company donates $10 per hour (or country equivalent) to approved charities and educational institutions for each hour volunteered.

TELUS launched its newest Community Board, marking the expansion of the company’s distinctive global philanthropic initiative, which entrusts distinguished local leaders with the allocation of grants to grassroots organizations that support vulnerable youth. The TELUS North Carolina Community Board builds on the efforts of team members from TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods, who have been giving back across the state for over 20 years. The board will award more than $1 million over the next four years to youth programs with a focus on health, education, the environment and technology.

Florida Blue announced plans to increase Hurricane Ian relief efforts to total $2 million. The additional funding will support 22 local and regional organizations. “The losses that Floridians are still coping with are unimaginable,” said Susan Towler, Florida Blue executive director, Corporate Social Responsibility. “As part of our efforts to create strong, resilient communities, we remain committed to being there for the people in our state and making sure they have the essential supplies and support to meet their most immediate needs, including support for their physical health and mental well-being.”

Cisco recently released its 2022 Purpose Report, which details the company’s efforts to embody its mission to power an inclusive future for all. The report showcases the company’s initiatives in areas such as sustainability, inclusion and diversity, human rights, education, economic development, and crisis response. Among other achievements, Cisco highlights how it maintained more than 80% employee participation in community impact for the third year in a row and positively impacted 848 million people through its social impact grants and signature programs. It also reduced Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 39% compared to FY19 base year.

This November, Fedex supported Direct Relief in its effort to deliver more than 2,000 pounds of essential cholera treatment supplies to Haiti. Haiti is experiencing a confluence of challenges, including historic food insecurity levels, fuel shortages, and severe civil instability, all of which are exacerbating the cholera outbreak. The country recorded a 72% suspected increase in cases between November 3 and November 11. Direct Relief’s supplies include oral rehydration solutions (ORS) and lactated ringers (a fluid replacement product)–both critical to treat people with cholera. Fedex has been a longtime partner of the nonprofit, providing annual cash and in-kind donations to the organization.

Comerica Bank recently revealed plans for Comerica BusinessHQ, a collaborative space that will provide integral services and value to small businesses in the Southern sector of Dallas. Comerica is transforming idle real estate on the first floor of its R.L. Thornton location into a unique community resource that provides high-need, high-opportunity small businesses with the necessary tools to develop, grow and endure. Through a mix of coworking spaces, incubation fellowships and technical assistance, Comerica BusinessHQ will address the three essential needs of aspiring small businesses: capital, cultivation and connectivity.

Members on the Move

Join us in welcoming new members: CDW Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Hormel Foods, Husch & Blackwell, and Watts Water Technologies!

Happy membership anniversary to Texas Instruments (25 years), Enbridge (20 years), and MassMutual (15 years)! You have contributed so much to our corporate citizenship community. Thanks for your continued involvement!

Members from 3M CompanyAAA - The Auto ClubBlue Cross Blue Shield Association, Charles River Laboratories, Columbia Bank, Delta Dental of Iowa, FedEx, and Vizient, Inc. have recently registered for the 2023 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, happening this spring in Minneapolis, hometown of our convening sponsor, Target. Reserve your spot today!