Dr Pepper Snapple Group Named to the Civic 50
DPS Named One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the
Nation for Second Year in a Row
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has once again been named a member of The
Civic 50, an initiative to identify and recognize companies for
their efforts to improve the communities where they operate. The survey
was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and
Points of Light, expert organizations on civic engagement, and published
by Bloomberg News.
"We are proud to be a part of the Civic 50 for the second year in
a row," said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for DPS.
"It's a reflection of our commitment to drive positive change in
communities and a testament to our employees' engagement in making a
difference in their hometowns."
DPS continues to advance its ACTION Nation philanthropy program with the
mission to foster physically active, engaged and sustainable communities
where its employees, customers and consumers operate. The program
targets four areas — fit and active lifestyles, environmental
initiatives, emergency relief and hometown giving. Highlights from DPS's
numerous philanthropic initiatives and partnerships include:
Let's Play, a community partnership led by DPS to get kids and
families active nationwide. The first Let's Play initiative was a
three-year, $15 million commitment to non-profit partner KaBOOM! to
build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds across the country, benefiting 5
million children. The commitment will be fulfilled this month.
United Way — DPS has partnered with United Way since
2008, raising close to $8.5 million, including nearly $2.2 million
this year, plus contributing thousands of volunteer hours to local
United Way chapters and its agencies.
Keep America Beautiful — DPS donated $300,000 this year to Keep
America Beautiful to fund the placement of recycling bins in public
state, regional and city parks.
American Red Cross — The company continues to support the
relief efforts of the American Red Cross and its Annual Disaster
Giving Program through a $1 million, four-year commitment initiated in
"The results of this year's Civic 50 survey show that even the
most civically engaged companies are doing more to make community
engagement a top priority and a permanent aspect of their business
strategy," said Michael Weiser, chairman of the Board, National
Conference on Citizenship and Neil Bush, chairman of the Board, Points
of Light, in a joint statement. "These 50 companies are showing others
in the private sector how to boost the bottom line and make the world a
DPS was evaluated on several elements, including leadership, measurement
and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships,
cause alignment and transparency. To learn more about The Civic
50 survey as well as the importance of civic engagement in corporate
America, please visit www.Civic50.org.
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored
beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by
more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and
flavor. We have six of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14
leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In
addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio
includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's,
Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.
To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company,
please visit DrPepperSnapple.com.
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Chris Barnes, 972-673-5539
Source: Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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