With submissions from 58 companies and more than 40,000 individuals casting votes, this year’s International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival attracted an enormous amount of attention to stories of successful corporate citizenship programs. Now the voting has closed and the results are in. Each finalist video, based on popular vote, offers a unique perspective, touching on important issues within both the CSR field and our communities.
Congratulations to the top ten finalists! (listed below in alphabetical order)
Allstate Insurance Company: As the National Co-Title Sponsor of We Day, which is Free the Children's series of youth empowerment events, Allstate is proud to celebrate and empower thousands of youth to become involved in their communities.
Amdocs: In the past year, 2,200 Amdocs employees invested more than 50,000 hours of volunteering with young kids in their communities. With their service, Amdocs is empowering this younger generation to build a successful future.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions: Did you know 2.5 million children are homeless in our country? Bright Horizons is making their world a little brighter by creating spaces that spark children’s creativity and bring happiness to their lives.
FedEx: FedEx is committed to keeping child pedestrians safe. This video demonstrates their 15 years and counting of collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide. Over these past 15 years, the two organizations have managed to bring safety to the streets of 250 U.S. cities.
Humana: Humana is a supporter of Starting Right Now (SRN), an organization that serves children and teens who are no longer with their parent or guardian for various reasons, by providing them with housing, health care, academic support, life and leadership skills, and mentoring. SRN’s program has given disadvantaged youth the opportunity to turn their lives around and is ending homelessness, one child at a time.
Mary Kay Inc.: One in four women in the United States will experience domestic abuse. This video from Mary Kay puts this statistic into perspective by telling the stories of four domestic violence survivors who prove that abuse can happen to anyone but there is always hope for a new life.
MFS: This video shows how MFS has collaborated with City Year to give students a sense of hope. Their commitment to early education helps give children a positive learning environment and ultimately the drive to succeed academically.
TD Bank Group: In their film, TD Bank Group selects 24 customers with powerful giving ideas and surprised them with both the money and resources to #MakeTodayMatter within 24 hours. The acts rolled out in 24 communities across the U.S. and Canada and were as varied as the communities and the people living in them. These customers jumped to make a difference in their communities, and they delivered.
Tyson Foods: In this video, Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith empowers the younger generation to use their voices to take back the story of agriculture. Tyson Foods is committed to protecting the future of food and agriculture by inspiring students to learn, lead, and make a difference in our world’s future.
UPS: Following the Haitian earthquake in 2010, UPS adapted its proprietary UPS Trackpad package-tracking technology to minimize violence and chaos during the distribution of relief supplies, ensuring that each family received an equitable distribution of supplies. Based on this initiative’s success, UPS and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) developed a NEXT Generation Tracking System for use in refugee camps, which could have a tremendous impact on the lives of refugees and provide a new level of efficiency for UNHCR.
All 58 entries in this year’s competition are available for viewing on the Film Festival page of our website. Your opportunity to vote has passed, but it’s not too late to enjoy some great examples of how companies use video to generate awareness of their corporate citizenship programs.