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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 15, 2003


Secretary of State's 2003 Awards for Corporate Excellence

2003/1041

Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell presented the Secretary of State's 2003 Awards for Corporate Excellence at a ceremony held in the Department's Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room. The Secretary recognized two U.S. firms for their outstanding corporate citizenship, innovation, and exemplary international business practices and for exhibiting the qualities of conscience, character and integrity. The Awards, which were established in 1999, demonstrate how American firms can do best by doing good in the global marketplace.

The recipients of this year's Secretary of State Awards for Corporate Excellence are ChevronTexaco Corporation of San Ramon, California, and its subsidiary Chevron Nigeria Ltd., and United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and its subsidiary U.S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic.

ChevronTexaco Corporation received the Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence for its commitment to good corporate citizenship and investments in vital development and poverty alleviation programs in one of the most challenging regions in the world, the Niger Delta. ChevronTexaco is providing resources for programs promoting education, health, sustainable economic development and humanitarian assistance.

United States Steel Corporation received the Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence for its positive impact on the economic, civic and cultural life of the people of the Slovak Republic. The company has acted as an economic engine and a pioneer of good corporate governance and demonstrated to typical Slovaks how capitalism works at its best.

 

Released on October 15, 2003

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