Labor 411 Foundation Salutes #GivingTuesday: Corporate Do-Gooders

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Here are five companies that we at the Labor 411 Foundation wish to highlight for supporting good jobs and strong communities.

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch brings the same dedication and commitment they have for brewing great American beer to supporting the communities they call home. From showing up when disaster strikes to promoting responsible drinking and retailing; reducing carbon emissions to cleaning our local watersheds; engaging local farmers to share best practices to developing new strains of barley — their commitment to building a Better World is unwavering. AB also supports the American Red Cross as an Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) partner, providing a grant of $1 million annually to support the American Red Cross’ ability to mobilize disaster relief services quickly when disaster strikes.

Ben & Jerry’s
We agree that “True change occurs only when underlying, systemic forces are understood and addressed.” The ice cream label known for zany flavors like Half Baked and Phish Food supports grassroots organizations and movements throughout the U.S. working to change underlying conditions in order to bring about a more equitable society through its B&J Foundation.

Campbell’s Soup, founded in 1869, answers the question “What is corporate social responsibility?” in an exemplary way.  Campbell’s Strategies for Success is designed to deliver product innovation, build stronger communities and create a more sustainable environment. Across the world, roughly one-third of all food produced intended for human consumption is lost or wasted. At the same time, one in nine people remains undernourished.  With initiatives to decrease ingredient waste during processing and a commitment to transparency though product labeling that communicates food quality and food safety, they are making strides to hit their 2030 goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent.

Hershey’s supports the community through the Shared Goodness Promise that ties the company’s business success to initiatives that positively impact people, communities and the environment. This includes Nourishing Minds, which provides children in need with the food, nutritious snacks and educational support they need to perform their best in the classroom and in life.

Patagonia, a registered B-Corp, promotes fair labor practices and safe working conditions throughout their supply chain. Check-out their “Footprint Chronicles” mapping success locally and globally.

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