Ball receives Corporate Citizenship Medal
Ball Corporation has been announced as a recipient of the Corporate Citizenship Medal.
Governor Jared Polis and CiviCo, a nonprofit that cultivates civic-minded leaders, announced the recipients of the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals.
Each year, the Governor awards the Citizenship Medals to citizens and organisations who inspire excellence and public service. Gov. Polis announced six recipients for 2022 who will be honoured on January 26, 2023 as part of Colorado Leadership Month.
The medals, established in 2015 and inspired by the Presidential Medal of Freedom, represent the highest honour recognising significant contributions to communities across Colorado. Each of the 2022 medal recipients shares the same values: they are people who put people first.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to recognise the recipients with this award and highlight all you have done for Colorado. The important award categories allow us to select recipients from different sectors that all play a unique role in uplifting our communities through innovation and hard work. The recipients truly embody leadership and are driven to make Colorado an even better place to live,” said Governor Polis.
“On behalf of all Coloradans, thank you for your dedication to building a Colorado that can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
On its reasons for giving Ball the award, a post on the CiviCo website read: “Ball Corporation consistently proves itself as a company dedicated to Colorado’s well being. Through corporate giving, employee giving and volunteerism, Ball logged more than 24,000 volunteer hours and donated $6.2 million last year in global community investments.
“Ball Corporation has supported more than 2,900 nonprofit organisations and pledged $5 million in additional funding to global communities during COVID-19. Ball’s community work focuses on four main priorities: Education, Recycling, Disaster Relief and Preparedness.
“Most recently, Ball’s partnership with Mile High United Way has positively impacted the community by expanding Mile High’s 2-1-1 Help Centre, which connects individuals to tailored resources in our community.
“Additionally, Ball’s commitment to disaster relief, preparedness during the pandemic, and response to the Marshall Fire has benefited the state of Colorado in ways the community could not have imagined.
“This year to support victims of the Marshall fire, Ball coordinated with the Governor’s Office and contributed $1 million to the Community Foundation Boulder County to support those most impacted by the wildfire.”