POINTS OF LIGHT ANNOUNCES 2022 HONOREES OF THE CIVIC 50
Program Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Year and Honors Top Companies for Corporate Citizenship, Social Impact and Community Engagement
Points of Light, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, announced The Civic 50 honorees of 2022. For 10 years, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills, and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company. The Civic 50 honorees are companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs – investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.
“Congratulations to the 2022 honorees of The Civic 50, who have been leaders in showing what’s possible when a business prioritizes purpose,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. “By utilizing the full suite of their assets – from employee talent, cash assets, products and connections – they are making deep impact that is driving transformational change in communities around the country.”
The Civic 50 Honorees of 2022
American International Group (AIG)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
Delta Air Lines
General Mills, Inc.
Health Care Service Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
* Designates companies that have been an honoree all 10 years
The Civic 50 Sector Leaders & Volunteer Award
- Deloitte - Industrials
- Dow, Inc.- Materials Sector
- DTE Energy - Utilities Sector
- KeyBank - Financials Sector
- Steelcase - Consumer Discretionary
- Tata Consultancy Services - Information Technology Sector
- TEGNA Inc.- Telecommunications Sector
- The Hershey Company - Consumer Staples Sector
- UnitedHealth Group - Healthcare Sector
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Volunteer Leader Award (This award recognizes the company for having the leading volunteering culture and embracing volunteerism as a priority for civic engagement.)
- Tata Consultancy Services - Strategic Volunteering Award (This award recognizes the company for their strategic efforts to drive impact by engaging employees through pro bono and skills-based and volunteer initiatives.)
Key Statistics and Highlights from The Civic 50 2022 Honorees
- Contributed a total of $2.0 billion cash and $1.8 billion in-kind to societal causes. Although both figures represent drops relative to 2021, The Civic 50 have not become less generous. Average cash and in-kind contributions as a percentage of revenue actually increased slightly since last year, from .39% to .43%, and substantially since 2019 (.34%).
- Engaged their employees in 5.8 million hours of external volunteering. Similar to above, this is a drop in total hours relative to last year but the average percent of employees participating remained virtually unchanged, at 22%. Similarly, participation in internal volunteering (employee resource groups, green teams, etc.) remained at the 2021 level of 48%, a hefty increase from 2019’s 33%.
- Prioritized civil and human rights. Fifty-six percent of honorees focusing on the cause of civil and human rights, up from 24% in 2019. Although this cause replaced environment as the top concern, the focus on environment only dropped slightly from 60% from 2019 to 54% in 2022. In other words, The Civic 50 appear to be taking on more societal causes, not simply rotating them.
- Treated community engagement as strategy, not charity. All honorees integrate their community engagement into business functions, most commonly diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, employee health and wellness, marketing/PR and purchasing.
Points of Light will release a full report in late June featuring key trends, benchmarking data and insights from the honorees.
Since it was launched in 2012, The Civic 50 has provided a roadmap for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.
The annual survey is administered by True Impact and the data is analyzed by VeraWorks. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. To learn more about The Civic 50, visit pointsoflight.org/the-civic-50.