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Target, Walmart among Businessweek's Civic 50

Washington — Target, Walmart and McKesson were each recognized Friday as one of America’s more community-minded companies as part of the The Civic 50 — the first scientific evaluation to rank the companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life where they do business. 

The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light, and was published in the Nov. 9 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek.

“McKesson is in the business of better health, so our citizenship efforts are simply a part of our daily work,” stated Carrie Varoquiers, VP corporate citizenship. “Whether it is through the daily delivery of life-saving medications, improved medication safety in the emergency room, Comfort Kits delivered to cancer patients through our Giving Comfort charity, or our all-employee volunteer week, McKesson is proof that companies really can do well by doing good.”

“The results of The Civic 50 show that what is good for business can also be good for the community,” said Michael Weiser, chairman of NCoC. “Rather than passively write checks to charities or philanthropies, the top corporations are actively aligning their resources and professional skills with the needs of community partners. The Civic 50 reveals which companies are truly innovative, and we are hopeful that these examples will inspire other companies to make a difference in communities.”

Companies were evaluated on several elements, including leadership, measurement and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships, cause alignment and transparency. 

To see the full rankings, click here.

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