Sigma-Aldrich® Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg, National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light

Civic 50 Celebrates Company’s Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Dec 18, 2013 1:30 PM ET

St. Louis, Mo., December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq:  SIAL) was named for the second year running to The Civic 50, a national ranking that recognizes the most community-minded companies in the U.S.  Based on a survey conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), a non-profit organization that champions civic leadership, and Points of Light, a non-partisan volunteer organization, The Civic 50, is the only survey and ranking system whose sole focus is corporate involvement in communities.

“Sigma-Aldrich has a strong focus on giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Rakesh Sachdev, Sigma-Aldrich President and CEO.  “This effort continues to grow through the dedicated efforts of our Global Citizenship team and our more than 9,000 employees around the world.  We are proud to be recognized for the hard work of our team and the benefit they have been able to provide the communities in which we operate.”

The Civic 50 specifically examines community engagement and how companies align corporate social responsibility practices with their core business competencies.  The highest ranked materials company on this year’s list, Sigma-Aldrich, was evaluated using several criteria, including financial and human resources applied to civic improvement, internal and external resources activated to maximize community impact, how community engagement activities support business interests, how broadly community engagement is supported and institutionalized within its policies, systems and incentives, and the social and business value measurements of its engagement programs.

“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 better place.”

The complete list of winners was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and can be found online at Bloomberg.  To learn more about The Civic 50 survey as well as corporate civic engagement in the U.S., please visit    

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes more than 200,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units – Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial – Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 38 countries, has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.6 billion in 2012. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at


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