Washington, DC (STL.News) On behalf of Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, 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). Now in its 22nd year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, and whose operational practices and decision-making exemplify American values and international best practices. Recommendations are due to embassies and consulates by May 31, 2021.
The 2021 ACE categories are:
Award for Corporate Excellence in Climate Innovation
- This category aims to recognize a company’s commitment to using methods, investments, and approaches that can provide breakthrough solutions to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change. Candidate companies excelling in this field enhance the Department’s efforts to address the climate crisis by contributing to global emissions mitigation, monitoring, abatement, and adaptation, and thus, to global economic and human development.
Award for Corporate Excellence in Health Security
- This category aims to recognize a company’s contributions to increasing the security or resilient supply of goods and services critical to health security through its strategies and operational practices.