2016 AMCHAM CARES AWARD RECIPIENTS

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ADECCO PERSONNEL PTE LTD | Adecco is committed to and passionate about helping youth and children. Win4Youth is a global sports and CSR initiative organized by Adecco to raise money for foundations supporting abandoned, orphaned, or sick children and helping families from disadvantaged communities while living Adecco’s core values actively. Since the program began in 2010, colleagues have taken part in running, cycling, and triathlon highlight events. Now celebrating its 7th year, the 2016 program will concentrate on achieving the ambitious goal of 3,500,000 km by triathlon again. Colleagues, associates, clients, and business partners in over 60 countries are participating through local or regional activities to raise money as a group for our selected nine foundations and also to assist victims of natural disasters, wars, and economic collapse. Colleagues at Adecco are encouraged to introduce the program to clients, business partners, and associates who can participate in their own time and record their progress on the Win4Youth dashboard.

 

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CARGILL INC. | Cargill is committed to operating responsibly as we pursue our goal to be the global leader in nourishing people. We are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way; reducing our environmental impact; and improving the communities where we live and work. Every year, we work with our charity partners to distribute nearly 3,000 food packages to elderly and less-privileged families across Singapore. Our partners include APEX Club of Bukit Timah, Ayer Rajah Community Club, Eunos Community Club, Kampong Glam Community Club, and REACH Community Service Society. In addition, we support children’s education and well-being through our partnerships with Grace Orchard School, Pertapis children’s home, Junior Achievement Singapore, and Care Corner. Cargill has also participated in AmCham Corporate Community Day every year since its inception.

 

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CATERPILLAR ASIA PTE LTD | Caterpillar Singapore’s corporate social innovation program is part of the philanthropic efforts of the Caterpillar Foundation. Founded in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than US$600 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education, and basic human needs. In Singapore, Caterpillar focuses its activities supporting causes such as AmCham’s Corporate Community Day, Foodbank, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and the JP Morgan Run. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.

 

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CEB | CEB Corporate Citizenship, the philanthropic arm of CEB, seeks to provide the social sector with the same unparalleled intelligence and resources that CEB provides corporate-sector clients. At CEB, we believe that the most pressing problems facing leaders and their organizations have often been addressed—and solved—by other organizations. This is true in both the corporate and social sectors. Our global philanthropy and pro bono work is focused on Leadership Development for the social sector and aims to engage CEB employees throughout all of our global offices. Working with various local partners like ONE (Singapore), CEB Singapore’s initiatives aim to take concrete action to create a positive impact in the community.

 

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CITI SINGAPORE | Citi Singapore has been a strong advocate of financial education for more than a decade with the belief that it is a natural extension of their work as a financial institution. Since 2002, Citi Singapore has committed more than S$13.7 million to financial education and youth development programs organized in partnership with NGOs, government organizations, and educational institutions. The programs have benefited students, youths, teachers, mature women, and the general public, reaching more than 425,000 students from over 80% of schools in Singapore. Citi Singapore has also been a keen supporter of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund with over S$3.8 million to help build brighter futures for underprivileged children since 2002. With a strong spirit of volunteerism amongst their employees, over 6,000 of Citibankers, family members, and friends volunteered in community initiatives held around their Global Community Day every June and throughout the year in 2015.

 

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DELOITTE SINGAPORE | Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters – for our clients, our people, and our society. It defines who we are and lies at the heart of the work of our network’s 225,000 people across more than 150 countries. One example of how we seek to make an impact is through Deloitte’s renowned annual ‘IMPACT Day’. On this day, everyone in the organization, from the Chairman to our interns, put their passion, determination and skills to good use to give back to our communities. Over the years, Deloitte has established a long term partnership with NorthLight School and the Singapore Disability Sports Council as well as Tung Ling Community Services. Deloitte also supports activities by these beneficiaries: Willing Hearts, Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, People’s Association, and Ground Up Initiative. In FY15, Deloitte Singapore’s volunteerism rate was about 30% out of our 2,200 employees, and our people clocked 6,029 hours in volunteer and pro bono work.

 

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DOW CHEMICAL PACIFIC (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD | Dow supports the autism community and promotes science communication. Identifying autism as a social concern in Singapore, Dow adopted Autism Association as its beneficiary in 2013. Since then, Dow has contributed and reached out to both children and adults with autism in various ways. The latest is the opening of the second Eden Center for Adults. Dow has rallied both its employees and customers in giving to this community. Funds were raised through activities including charity golf tournaments and food bazaars. In addition, Dow employees and customers painted the classrooms of the Eden Center for Children and engaged children in Art and fun play. In another program, Dow collaborates with National University of Singapore on the “Surprising Science” workshops to promote science in a fun way to secondary students. Since 2014, these hands-on workshops have demonstrated the science behind everyday life and are also an ideal platform for NUS science undergraduates to hone their science communication skills.

 

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DUKE- NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL |  Duke-NUS’ CSR program, which focuses on autism, provides opportunities for the school community to undertake meaningful work that benefit the less-privileged in society. Some activities that our staff and student volunteers have undertaken in the past include organizing the annual Autism Awareness Week in partnership with the major autism centers in Singapore, and supporting the Saint Andrew’s Autism Centre in various activities involving their children and adult clients. At Duke-NUS, CSR stands for “Commit a little time to Spread our goodness and Reach out to those in need.”

 

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD |  Edwards Lifesciences’ commitment to corporate citizenship and advancing the trust of our stakeholders, partners, and communities is long-held and strong. Our credo putting the patient first and foremost is our life’s work. Edwards is committed to promoting corporate and social responsibility excellence in our operations and to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. Edwards is also committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and work. Around the world, philanthropy is at the heart of who we are and is a source of pride for our 9,700 employees. In Singapore, we foster a Wellness Outreach Program for our employees and we are active in community engagements that cover close relationships with the Singapore Heart Foundation, the Singapore Heart Center, the Singapore Special Olympics, and many other charitable organizations. Within our operations, we are actively working on energy conservation initiatives, recycling, and waste reduction.

 

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EMERGENETICS INTERNATIONAL —­ ASIA PACIFIC | To commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday as well as 10 years of Emergenetics in Asia Pacific in 2015, Emergenetics International-Asia Pacific rallied its Emergenetics Associates to make a direct contribution to 50 non-profit and charitable organizations in Singapore that are making a difference in the wider Singaporean community. Through the use of the Emergenetics Profile, (a survey that reveals how an individual thinks and behaves), the Emergenetics programs were designed to raise self-awareness, improve communication, and build stronger teams. Organizations that benefitted from the program represented a wide-spectrum of causes including youth, elderly, religion, environment, special needs, and volunteerism, such as Community Chest of Singapore, Children’s Cancer Foundation, Dialogue in the Dark, and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The programs, which amounted to SGD 250,000, were delivered pro bono by Emergenetics Associates, through their combined experience and expertise in human capital and organization development, making a difference to 1,000 leaders and volunteers.

 

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EXXONMOBIL ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD | ExxonMobil believes in making a positive impact in every country we operate in. Through the years, many students and residents have benefitted from our activities and programs, which span the areas of Environment, Education, Arts, and Civic & Community. We have also helped improve our living environment and come to know our neighbors better, particularly those in the South West District, where our manufacturing facilities and some of our offices are located. We are also making a growing impact in our local community. From just one flagship employee volunteerism activity – the Blood Donation Drive – before 2010, the company has now expanded its community footprint to other touch points through Junior Achievement, Adopt-A-Rental-Block and other employee volunteerism initiatives. A total of about 700 employees with family and friends volunteered in 2015, more than four times the number of participants seen in 2009.

 

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GENERAL ELECTRIC | GE Volunteers is a company-wide platform through which employees can share their time, talent and skills to build stronger communities where they live and work. GE employees are encouraged to identify local needs and mobilize resources to address challenges in education, environment, health, and community development. GE Volunteers work closely with local non-profit organizations and partners to enable positive changes within our communities. GE was one of the founding organizations that initiated the island-wide Corporate Community Day (CCD) with Amcham in 2002 and we remain committed to our employees, community, and Amcham to continue this association.

 

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IBM (SINGAPORE) | IBM’s longstanding, global commitment to corporate responsibility is a demonstration of our values and the priorities that guide them. Whether it is improving education, revitalizing cities, protecting the environment, or driving economic growth, IBM continually strives to contribute innovative solutions to address some of the world’s toughest societal challenges. In Singapore, besides granting our technology and expertise to support not-for-profit organizations in their work, we also empower our employees to serve the community. A team of volunteers learned about the needs of residents at Pertapis Halfway House—an organization providing rehabilitative services for substance abusers to help them reintegrate into society. Using several IBM activity kits, the volunteer team designed and conducted a series of workshops to equip residents with basic skills, including resume writing, application form filling, job interview techniques, communication, and IT literacy. They are also in the process of establishing a Job Success Clinic to support future residents as they seek gainful employment.

 

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KIMBERLY-CLARK ASIA PACIFIC HEADQUARTERS PTE LTD | At Kimberly-Clark (K-C), our vision is to “Lead the World in Essentials for a Better Life” not just with our products but also via our social programs across APAC like Look After Your Forests in partnership with WWF Singapore to educate consumers on haze-free brands, Toilets Change Lives for providing sanitation in India, Touch of White Angels for improved healthcare in China, Love your Forests in partnership with WWF Australia to protect endangered forests, and Keep Korea Green that has planted over 50 million trees. All our products are procured from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests and we educate our consumers and customers on sustainable sourcing. These efforts and impact have led to K-C winning several accolades like SBF Sustainability Award (Singapore), FSC Excellence Award (ANZ), Most Admired Company (China & Korea), Common Wealth Magazine’s Top Corporate Citizens (Taiwan), and Gold Standard Corporate Citizenship by Public Affairs Asia.

 

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KKR ASIA | KKR’s engagement with employees and communities are critical components to its long-term growth and success. From Singapore, KKR supports charities though AmCham’s Corporate Community Day and participates in impact investing, which plays an important role for investors and communities. KKR has created meaningful partnerships with Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) to offer pro bono assistance to social enterprises across the region. Since 2013, KKR executives have partnered with IIX and Shujog to help social enterprises raise critical growth capital though the completion of in-depth assistance projects focused on improving companies’ reach and operational efficiencies. To date, the companies KKR has worked with are East Bali Cashews (Indonesia), Bali’s first large-scale cashew processing facility; Glovax Biotech (Philippines), a fully integrated vaccine company in the Philippines; and Banyan Nation (India), a plastics recycling business. For more information, visit www.kkresg.com/communities.

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LATHAM & WATKINS LLP | Latham & Watkins has a long-standing commitment to providing pro bono legal services, financial support, and volunteer time to those most in need within our communities. Our offices and personnel generously donate thousands of hours, money, and talents to causes that matter. In Singapore, Latham seeks to address the needs of NGOs and non-profits through pro bono legal services. In the past year, Latham advised Banyan Sustainable Waste Management Solutions, a social enterprise working to address environmental and health hazards associated with India’s waste, and Points of Light, a global volunteer organization, among others. Latham also looks internally to help externally through a variety of events and initiatives including the firm’s global “Spring Challenge” program. More than 2,200 lawyers and staff across Latham offices globally competed to accumulate the most steps to raise money by pledging steps to nominated local and global charities.

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MARINA BAY SANDS | Sands for Singapore, Marina Bay Sands’ corporate social responsibility program, is committed to helping Singapore in meaningful ways. By using our unique resources as well as mobilizing our active volunteerism, we aim to create a positive difference in the lives of Singaporeans. Sands for Singapore supports our designated charities, such as Art Outreach Singapore, Association for People with Special Needs, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Dyslexia Association of Singapore, and Singapore Association for the Deaf through fundraising and team member volunteerism on a quarterly basis. Our annual charity event – Sands for Singapore Charity Festival – has helped raised over S$5.4 million in 2015, benefitting more than 300,000 Singaporeans.

 

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MASTERCARD ASIA PACIFIC | MasterCard is committed to doing well as a company by doing good for society. Our CSR programs in Singapore are focused on the empowerment of women and girls through educational, financial, and business literacy programs. As well as creating our own philanthropic programs, we partner with both global and local charitable organizations to deliver impactful projects in our own back yard. Our delivery channels range from scholarships, financial assistance, educational programs, and various other sustainability programs. We encourage all in our community to contribute. From our transactional philanthropy programs, created so that our cardholders can make a difference, to our extensive network of employee volunteering programs, our initiatives have helped women and girls create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities. Our partners in Singapore include the Singapore Committee for UN Women, Aidha, Willing Hearts, ASKI, Junior Achievement, COMO Hotels and Resorts, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

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MEDTRONIC | At Medtronic, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are grounded in a shared commitment to a healthy world. Since our early days as a company, the Medtronic Mission has remained the same: to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for people around the world. In Singapore, we look for opportunities to engage with patients and the community directly, such as at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Singapore Red Cross, and Willing Hearts. Our work in CSR supports our mission and enables us to serve more patients while being socially responsible.

 

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MICHELMAN ASIA-PACIFIC PTE. LTD.  | Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials and offers water-based solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging, and industrial manufacturing industries. A core Michelman value is the concept of giving – to give internally within the company and externally to the community. Our corporate social responsibility program encourages and enables associates to get actively involved in service to the community – to contribute their time, talent, as well as financial resources. Michelman has a program where donations are matched on a dollar-to-dollar basis to charities of associates’ choice. As a company, each year on the same day, Michelman shuts down worldwide operations for a day of voluntary service. In Asia, across Singapore, India, China and Japan, Michelman has taken underprivileged children for learning tours, performed painting and cleaning work for the elderly, raised funds for orphanages etc.

 

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MOLEX SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. | Molex Singapore (MXS)’s CSR program is focused on Singapore’s bottom 10% income group, aiding them with a sustainable approach. In line with this, MXS adopted two rental blocks in Boon Lay Drive under the Adopt-a-Rental-Block Scheme by Southwest Community Development Council (SWCDC). MXS works with several external community service agencies such as Thye Hwa Kuan Family Service Centre (THKFSC) Jurong, Boon Lay Zone D Resident’s Council (RC), and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). We have partnered with them to run several programs for the residents in the adopted rental blocks such as distributing food and bringing children to Doughworkz workshop. MXS team members learned about the “poverty cycle” affecting residents from MSF which focused on: environment, parenting, transport, and literacy. In parallel with AmCham’s annual Corporate Community Day, MXS organized an event, “Our Home, Our Role, Let’s Do It Together!”, educating resident children about the environment and parenting.

 

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MOODY’S SINGAPORE PTE LTD | Built on the recognition that a company grows stronger by helping others, The Moody’s Foundation works to enhance its communities and the lives of its employees by providing grants and engaging in community service in local neighborhoods. The Moody’s Foundation, established in 2002 by Moody’s Corporation, partners with nonprofit organizations to support initiatives such as education in the fields of mathematics, finance, and economics, as well as workforce development, civic affairs, and arts and culture. | Moody’s TeamUp® | This signature employee engagement program invites global business units to participate in a team-based service activity during the workday that benefits the local community. By combining community service with internal team building, our employees strengthen colleague relationships while positively impacting our nonprofit partners. In 2015, 4,740 employees gave 14,220 hours in 22 countries, partnering with 116 nonprofit partners. In Singapore, six volunteer projects were completed, including educational workshops, beach cleaning, and food distribution.

 

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P&G | Beyond Borders is P&G Singapore’s Regional HQ CSR Program that aims to improve the lives of underprivileged children and families in Asia in the areas of health, hygiene, education, and safe drinking water. P&G partners with several non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, Special Olympics, and UN Women, and P&G employees volunteer in home cleaning projects and hands-on activities such as building schools and sanitation facilities overseas. P&G has initiated a Skills-Based Volunteering Program whereby employees lend their services for pro-bono volunteering to Singapore NGOs and social enterprises. The Children’s Safe Drinking Water program is P&G’s global not-for-profit initiative, which provides clean water to communities globally via the innovative P&G Purifier of Water packets. The global manufacturing site is located in Singapore. CSDW partners with 150 organizations across 30 countries and has delivered 10 billion litres of clean drinking water to communities in need.

 

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PWC SINGAPORE | Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) program encompasses a range of strategic relationships and targeted initiatives that are sustainable for the long-term. Our programs are employee-driven backed by strong management support, and we believe that each individual plays a vital role in our CR journey. The Banda Street Project is one of PwC’s flagship programs through which the firm supports low-income families and seniors living in the Chinatown area. Throughout the years, we continually engaged with the residents through a variety of activities including community parties, goodie bag distribution, installation of energy saving light bulbs, mattress replacements, and providing non-slip mats. Other key initiatives include:

  • Overseas Community Programs where we help communities build or refurbish physical structures and boost their capabilities in basic life and work skills
  • Reducing our carbon foot print through target-setting and regular evaluation
  • Skills-Based Volunteering for partners and staff to conduct pro-bono training programs for charitable organizations.


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ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS | Royal Plaza on Scotts has embarked on corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs since 2001 to impart the spirit of volunteerism to the team. The hotel incorporates CSR efforts into activities and promotions that are being implemented by the hotel. All contributions raised from the activities are dedicated to Community Chest. Team members also do their part for the less privileged by contributing to Community Chest monthly, with the hotel matching dollar-for-dollar to support this initiative. Annual visits to the old folks homes bring joy to both the residents and the team members as they spend meaningful moments together. Royal Plaza on Scotts also cares for the community by doing its part to protect the planet. Initiatives are implemented throughout the hotel to go green and minimize waste.

 

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SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL | Our core values make us who we are – putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity, and serving our world. At the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, we have a “Spirit to Serve our Communities” program in which our associates are committed to help make our communities better places to live and work. With this in mind, at least two activities are organized annually to support our beneficiaries. In 2015, we partnered with Thye Hua Kwan Home for the Disabled @ Eunos and organized an afternoon of fun for the residents – establishing close bonds and creating brilliant memories. Two months later, we organized a surprise Christmas party for the residents! Over the years, we have partnered with different beneficiaries and worked on projects such as Operation Smile, Causes for Animals, and the FoodBank Singapore. We will continue to reach out and serve our communities!

 

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UPS ASIA PACIFIC | In every aspect of business, UPS is Committed to More™ – helping customers pioneer more sustainable solutions, delivering packages more efficiently, creating more connections around the world, and finding more ways to take action and give back. Our sustainability efforts are focused on doing more to protect the environment, more to enhance the economy, more to develop empowered people, and more to connect communities worldwide. More than 424,000 UPSers around the world are a powerful force for good. In every corner of the globe, they support our philanthropic culture by volunteering in local communities and contributing on a daily basis so we can be a more responsible company. In 2015, UPS Asia Pacific Region contributed a total of 10,485 hours to various activities such as volunteer at the Octoburst Festival for children in Singapore, capacity building for women-led small businesses in ASEAN, and helmet donation and road safety training for children in Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY SOUTHEAST ASIA | Disney is committed to strengthening communities by providing hope, happiness, and comfort. Through contributions, collaborating with nonprofit organizations, in-kind gifts, and employee volunteerism, Disney brings positive, lasting change to communities. Happiness heals. Imagine when a suffering child and their parents walk into a badly lit and dull-walled hospital. Now, imagine when the same family enters a bright, happy hospital environment with a well-trained hospital staff. Disney Southeast Asia is focused on creating a comforting environment for kids when they need it the most. Disney volunteers work with hospitals and orphanages throughout the region to create better surroundings inside and around the facilities. Doctors across the region are reaching out to Disney to work together and to better understand the best way to handle kids when they need treatment. Disney has also been working closely with NGOs like Make-A-Wish Foundation to help the healing process for kids suffering from life-threatening ailments.

 

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VISA | Visa has been supporting governments, international relief organizations, and charitable organizations to improve lives and strengthen communities around the world. Visa’s financial literacy and inclusion programs have educated millions of children and adults in more than 30 countries on managing their money wisely and has elped underserved communities gain access to financial services for a better future. And when humanitarian crises arise, Visa works with humanitarian-aid organizations such as the Red Cross, Oxfam, and governments on emergency and relief responses. Visa also believes that its employees are agents of change and empowers them to donate their time and talent to support non-profit organizations. During Visa’s Global Volunteer Month, Visa Singapore volunteers were supported by Visa Volunteers and Matching Gift programs to enhance their contributions back to their local communities, and a team of volunteers organized their own volunteering activities with a local charity in support of Corporate Community Day.

 

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YUM! ASIA FRANCHISE | We are a company with a Huge Heart and we believe our greatest contribution as a global company is in making food accessible to the less fortunate. We invest in giving back to the communities in which we work and live, making a positive difference in the lives of our customers, associates, franchisees, and their families.