Devon Energy was recognized as one of America's most community_minded companies in The Civic 50 survey - the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Other companies operating in Wyoming honored in the Civic 50 include WalMart, Western Union, Baker Hughes, AT&T, Verizon, UnitedHealth Group and Southwest Airlines.
The survey determining the Civic 50 was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation's experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg Businessweek
published an article about the Civic 50 in the Nov. 12-18 issue. The full Civic 50 ranking is posted here
Companies were evaluated on seven specific metrics: leadership, measurement and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships, cause alignment and transparency. More than two-thirds of the top 50 companies reported using the professional skills of their workforce to address social issues and real community challenges.
"We are pleased and proud to be recognized," said John Richels, Devon Energy president and CEO. "We strive to be a good neighbor, and we're glad it shows."
"The Civic 50 demonstrates that the best companies in America are deeply committed to strengthening their respective communities," said Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of NCOC.
"We believe [the Civic 50] will raise awareness of the importance of a civic consciousness through the U.S. corporate world," added Norman Pearlstine, chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek
and chief content officer, Bloomberg LP.
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