Deloitte Wins “Best Company” Award, FedEx and Cabot Creamery Announce Award Winners - CSR Minute for January 25, 2013



Deloitte has earned a top spot on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 14th year, and its highest ranking in more than a decade. The annual survey is the national benchmark that rates employers who consistently raise the bar on talent initiatives and corporate culture improvement for all employees. Deloitte invests in its employees through workplace innovations that include Deloitte University, a leadership center that has hosted one million learning hours for nearly 30,000 Deloitte professionals; a flexibility initiative that focuses on work-life fit; and tax equalization benefits on healthcare benefits for domestic partner coverage. To select the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for this year, Fortune partnered with the Great Place to Work Institute to survey 227,000 employees at 259 firms in corporate America.

FedEx has named the grand prizewinner of the first-ever, nationwide FedEx Small Business Grant Competition. Darn Good Yarn will receive a $25,000 grant to invest in its business of recycled, earth-friendly materials, much of it created from remnants of the production of silk saris. The materials are handspun and dyed by women’s groups in Northern India and Nepal, who are provided with a marketplace for their products, as well as much-needed wages for their families. FedEx also named five runner-up prizewinners, who will receive grants of $5,000 each. FedEx launched the small business grant competition in September 2012 to support businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative will announce the Reward Volunteers 2.0 Grand Prize winners at the end of this month. Volunteers have been logging their volunteer hours for the last four months, earning awards from the dairy farm, family-owned cooperative, including cash, vacations to Vermont bed and breakfasts, gift cards, and gift baskets. Reward Volunteers use Facebook Connect to record their volunteer activity and share their experience with friends through Facebook, email, and the app itself. The more hours logged, the more “likes” and “comments” received, and emails opened, the more likely participants are to win prizes. By logging activity through the Reward Volunteers iPhone app or web widget, Cabot hopes to bring recognition to volunteers and encourage others to donate their time.

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