Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, announced last night the winners of the ninth annual Responsible CEO of the Year Awards. These awards are presented to CEOs who visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact and sustainability, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices.

The winners of the 2016 Responsible CEO of the Year Awards are the following:

– Manny Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp.
– Richard Noll, Chairman and CEO, HanesBrands
– Richard Shadyac, President and CEO, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders including:

– John P. Bilbrey, President and CEO, The Hershey Company
– William Cho, President and CEO, LG Electronics USA
– Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO and President, Lockheed Martin
– Gale Klappa, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Energy
– Terri Ludwig, President and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

“Today’s business landscape requires CEOs to maintain a balance between their commitment to investors and shareholders and their desire to ensure that the company’s daily actions exceed the requirements and responsibilities of corporate citizens,” says Elliot Clark, CEO of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. “We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these three winners who all set a clear example for their peers by maintaining sustainable supply chains as well as by creating transparent company cultures that promote and reward corporate social responsibility and authenticity in every area of their enterprises.”

To determine the winners, judges considered several dimensions of the aforementioned standards, including the scope of the CEO’s impact on their organization and community, the extent to which the CEO drove this initiative, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken by the CEO.

The 2016 award winners were honored at CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner at the COMMIT!Forum on Wednesday, October 19, at The Westin Times Square Hotel in New York City.

For more information about the annual COMMIT!Forum and CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner, visit

About CR Magazine
CR Magazine is the voice of the corporate responsibility profession covering case studies, best practices, and trends in the five primary segments of the CR profession: a) Governance, risk and compliance, b) Environmental sustainability c) Corporate social responsibility, d) Philanthropy, and e) Workforce/diversity. Visit

About the COMMIT!Forum
Each year, the COMMIT!Forum attracts C-suite executives, leaders in communications, CR and sustainability professionals, foundation heads, and non-profit executives. This year’s theme was “COMMIT! To A Responsible Culture & Supply Chain.” Attendees learn how to run a more responsible business, how to build a more sustainable workforce, and how to build a more responsible supply chain. Our competitive advantage? Access. Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-to’s from our hand-picked experts. And, just as important, the COMMIT!Forum allows networking opportunities to engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals–industry leaders who can help our attendees achieve their professional goals.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae

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