Harris Corporation Named 2008 Corporate Citizenship Award Finalist by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Company Nominated for National Corporate Stewardship Award
MELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, DC — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been recognized for its commitment to corporate responsibility by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center. Harris is a finalist for the organization’s 2008 Corporate Citizenship Award in Corporate Stewardship category, which honors overall values, strategies and practices.
The awards recognize positive contributions to communities, advancing important economic and social goals, and demonstrating ethical leadership and sound stewardship. Other award categories include the U.S. Community Service Award, International Community Service Award, and Partnership Award. Winners will be announced at the ninth annual awards dinner on November 18 at Washington, D.C.’s historic National Building Museum.
“The finalists for the 2008 Corporate Citizenship Awards represent diverse industries, interests and geographies, but they all have one thing in common — a profound devotion to civic duty,” said Stephen Jordan, executive director, Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC). “They are committed to doing the best they can for the people and communities they serve. Their actions make them exemplary corporate citizens.”
BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses’ social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region. “Harris Corporation continuously strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and trusted neighbor, and we are honored to be named a finalist for this award,” said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO of Harris. “Our business conduct program is considered a hallmark in our industry, and our corporate responsibility programs are an integral part of our strategy for sustained growth. They are incorporated into our standards of business conduct, supported at the highest levels of management, and backed by standards of accountability.”
Harris supports a wide variety of civic, educational, business, and environmental activities, and encourages employees to practice good citizenship and become involved in community programs. During 2007, Harris employees worldwide logged more than 65,000 volunteer hours, which represent some $6.5 million in volunteer labor in the community. During that same period, Harris, its employees, and its retirees raised more than $1 million for the United Way Campaign of Brevard County, Florida, home to the company’s headquarters. The company and its employees also were recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County for helping to build two Habitat for Humanity homes.
Harris also teamed last year with MILCOM, the premier military communications conference, to support the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) to help serve military families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, and other locations. The company also teamed with the Orlando Magic in 2007 and 2008 to host two Seats for Soldiers Nights, which provided free tickets to military men and women and their families.
Other examples of support are included in the 2007-2008 Harris Corporate Responsibility Report, which is available online at www.harris.com.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5.3 billion and 16,500 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications®; products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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