Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has joined the United Way Worldwide Global Corporate Leadership (GCL) program, the company announced today.
A distinguished group of more than 100 (or 105) major national and global companies, the GCL program is committed to improving lives, helping families and building opportunities through strengthening communities. GCL companies collectively contribute more than $1 billion through the United Way campaign plus 26 million volunteer hours annually to community causes throughout the United States.
“We are proud to be a part of the Global Corporate Leadership program as part of our commitment to our communities,” said Tina S. Barry, DPS executive vice president of corporate affairs. “Our partnership with United Way is a key element of our corporate philanthropy program and allows us to extend the reach of our efforts to foster physically active, engaged and sustainable communities where our employees, customers and consumers live and work.”
Joining the GCL program reinforces DPS’s continued support of United Way, for which DPS has raised and donated more than $4.1 million since 2008. The partnership with United Way’s GCL program will help push DPS closer to achieving its philanthropic goal to give 100,000 volunteer hours and $10 million annually in charitable cash donations by 2015.
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 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 11 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 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
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About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: