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Ceremony for the 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Office of the Spokesperson

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will present the 20th anniversary of the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

This is the 20th year for the award, which recognizes U.S. companies that promote and uphold high corporate social responsibility standards in communities where they do business.

This year’s ACE winners are:  In the Sustainable Operations category, Agilis Partners in Uganda and PepsiCo India in India.  For Women’s Economic Empowerment, Chambers Federation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Procter & Gamble (P&G) Asia Pacific in Singapore.

The ceremony will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras:  2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby

Final access time for writers and still photographers:  2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following:  (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

The event will be live-streamed at  Event photos and videos will be posted on the following Department of State social media platforms:, and

For more information, please visit  Media with questions about ACE may contact the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy at