NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine and the COMMIT!Forum are pleased to announce that Dan Hesse, the Chief Executive Officer of Sprint (NYSE:S) has been named the 2013 Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award winner. For the first time in the Award's history, Charles Moore, the former Executive Director of CECP has also been granted the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award.
Mr. Hesse and Mr. Moore will accept their respective awards tonight at the culmination of the 2013 COMMIT!Forum. CR Magazine 's Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals whose risk-taking, visions and pioneering spirits have led to significant achievement in the field over the course of their careers.
"As we considered the candidates for this year's Lifetime Achievement Award, Dan Hesse was a natural choice. A publicly committed executive, Dan has demonstrated the role and impact of the responsible corporation through his vision and leadership," said Elliot Clark, Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, the publisher of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. "We also honor Charles Moore this year, the winner of our first Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award. Charles changed the way corporations view giving and giving back to society through his work in the development and growth of CECP."
"My personal experiences have helped me understand the importance of a values based culture," said Mr. Hesse. "Whether it's developing new services to better serve our customers with disabilities or expanding our commitment to renewable energy, I believe our industry can drive significant shared value where our customers, our planet and business benefits."Under Mr. Hesse's leadership, Sprint has led the U.S. telecom industry in its portfolio of eco-friendly devices and in wireless re-use and recycling. The company was also the first U.S. carrier to deploy Code Factory's Wireless Accessibility application to make Android devices fully accessible for the visually impaired. Among other initiatives, Sprint serves as the nation's largest Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provider to assist customers who are deaf and is also named as a top place to work for military veterans and diverse managers. Last year, Newsweek named the company third among America's Greenest Companies, the only telecommunications company to receive a top 25 ranking on the survey. Last month Sprint received two top honors as the only telecommunications company named to CDP's S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which highlights companies that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impact on the environment. Sprint was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, which tracks the corporate sustainability performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies by industry in the United States and Canada. Earlier this year, Sprint was named the Marketplace winner at the U.S. Disability Matters Awards, one of the most important Corporate Awards in the U.S., for delivering innovative accessibility solutions that empower people with disabilities. "I am honored to receive the 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award," commented Mr. Moore. "My gratitude goes to my CECP colleagues and CECP's companies that share my vision for investing in their communities, and that together contribute more than 40% of all corporate giving in the United States. This enthusiasm from our network is what creates innovative solutions to some of society's toughest challenges, and it is my hope that we can continue to inspire more companies to do the same."