Good Corporate Citizenship Awards 2012

Javier Irarrázaval, president of AmCham; US Ambassador to Chile, Alejandro Wolff; Felipe Kast, Presidential Delegate for Villages and Encampments; Aldo Anselmo, CEO of Valle del Maipo; Paul Schiodtz, general manager of Methanex Chile; Ángela Ossa, president of Target; First Lady Cecilia Morel; Cecilia Castro, president of Corporación También Somos Chilenos; Francesco Schiaffino, general manager of Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS); Cristián Goldberg, president of Desafío Levantemos Chile and Gonzalo Iglesias, CEO of Coca Cola Chile and president of AmCham’s Communications Committee.

On October 17 the winners of the 10th annual Good Corporate Citizenship Awards were announced at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Santiago. Chile’s First Lady, Cecilia Morel, presented the awards with AmCham’s president, Javier Irarrázaval.

Spanish bank Grupo BBVA won in the category of large companies for its program Niños adelante (Children First). The program provides teaching materials to kindergartens and nurseries run by the non-profit Hogar de Cristo in order to achieve a qualitative improvement of educational practices.

In the small businesses category, human capital consulting firm Target-DDI won for its Prisoner Training and Rehabilitation program, which aims to help Santiago inmates with their personal development and enable them to reintegrate into society.

In the Innovation category, fruit exporter Valle del Maipo won with its Mapuche Community Partnership in the Los Rios Region; in the Environment category, Canada’s Methanex won for its Energy Efficiency Campaign, and in the Associativity category, port operator Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso (TPS) won for its program TPS Junto al Barrio.