Ceremony for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will present this year’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

Established in 1999, the award recognizes U.S. companies that represent American values well in their business practices worldwide.

This year’s ACE winners are: For Sustainable Operations, PVH Corp. in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Alaffia in Lome, Togo.

The ceremony will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Final access time for writers and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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).

Source: U.S. Department of State

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