The Giant Co. has been named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia by Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and local partners. Modeled after Points of Light’s national program, The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia provides a standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how employers use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company.
“Thank you to the Philadelphia Foundation and Points of Light for recognizing The Giant Co., our team members and our partners for their efforts to connect families for a better future across the greater Philadelphia community,” said Manuel Haro, divisional VP of greater Philadelphia for The Giant Co. “As a purpose-led team, we feel it’s our responsibility to raise up the families we serve every day, in every way we can. If families are strong, communities are strong and if communities are strong, our world is strong and that adds up to a better future for everyone.”
The Civic 50 Philadelphia honorees are private and public companies and other employers operating in the Philadelphia region. They have been selected based on four dimensions of their community engagement program: investment of resources; integration across business functions; institutionalization through polices and system; and impact measurement.
Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and has showcased how companies use their time, skills and other resources to drive social impact in their business and community.
“Philadelphia Foundation is proud to recognize The Giant Co.’s outstanding civic engagement,” said Pedro Ramos, president and CEO of Philadelphia Foundation. “All of the 2021 have demonstrated great passion and dedication to making a meaningful impact in the local communities they serve. It is this type of commitment that resonates throughout a region and sets the standard for corporate stewardship. We thank The Giant Co. for their efforts and congratulation them on this exciting honor.”
Also, in keeping with Philadelphia Foundation’s role in advancing civic initiatives through partnerships and in collaboration, it serves as home to the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, as well as the Key Skills Hub – an ecosystem that matches community nonprofits with skills-based volunteers, free of charge.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities, and The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees including The Giant Co. exemplify that,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light. “Their inclusiveness and comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship, as well as their responsiveness to reflect, learn from each other and respond to community needs, makes the Greater Philadelphia region a better place for all. We are so pleased to recognize them for taking their civic responsibility seriously, and for the role they play in shaping their communities.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on June 30, at a celebratory event on the central Delaware River waterfront.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia assessment is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform scoring process. To learn more about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and honorees, visit philafound.org/civic-50.