October 12, 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today named the finalists for its 23rd Annual Citizens Awards – 27 companies that have shown remarkable leadership in driving solutions to the world’s toughest problems, from developing qualified talent for jobs in the energy sector, to reducing waste and emissions across the supply chain, to delivering clean drinking water to first responders during times of crisis. 

“From the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, to the natural disasters that are damaging communities, businesses continue to lead by using their skills and resources for the greater good,” said Carolyn Cawley, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We’re proud to recognize these companies for their exceptional efforts to strengthen our communities and deliver solutions to new and persistent challenges.” 

Awards are presented in eight categories, reflecting the extraordinary impact of business in areas ranging from economic opportunity to health and wellness to disaster response. This year’s finalists are: 

  • Best Corporate Steward: Large Business 
    Finalists: Rocket Companies, SAP, and Tata Consultancy Services 
  • Best Corporate Steward: Small and Middle-Market Business 
    Finalists: IMA Financial Group, Inc., Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, and Sharebite, Inc. 
  • Best Commitment to Education Program 
    Finalists: The Boeing Company, DTE Energy, and Moody’s Corporation 
  • Best Community Improvement Program 
    Finalists: Baker McKenzie, Sempra, and Zoetis Inc. 
  • Best Community Resilience and Disaster Response Program 
    Finalists: Amazon, Anheuser-Busch, The PepsiCo Foundation, and United Airlines 
  • Best Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program 
    Finalists: Chevron, Citi, IBM, and TO THE MARKET 
  • Best Health and Wellness Program 
    Finalists: BD, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, and Summit BHC 
  • Best Sustainability Program 
    Finalists: The Body Shop, Microsoft, and Norfolk Southern Corporation 

Citizens Awards winners will be announced during the 2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference: Business Solves on November 16.

Finalists and winners in each category are selected by an external panel of business and non-profit leaders who are making an impact through purpose and innovation within their organizations. More information about the awards and finalists is available on the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s website.