The 2022 ACE categories are responsible business operations, climate resilience, and inclusive economic growth.

Two companies were awarded in the category of responsible business operations. Anova Technical Services, LLC, a small-sized enterprise in Bali, Indonesia, won this year’s award for offering fully traceable seafood through secure tracking from its point of catch to its point of sale.

GAP Inc, India, was awarded for taking care of people during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the pandemic hit and their suppliers were unable to pay their employees, GAP Inc stepped in, negotiated payment of wages, and ensured financial security for those most vulnerable to the economic impacts of the pandemic.

In inclusive economic growth, the 2022 ACE Winner is Intel, Costa Rica for its "Skills 4 Life" capacity-building training, designed for underserved Afro-descendent and indigenous populations in one of the lowest-income regions in Costa Rica.

This year commemorates the Award for Corporate Excellence’s 23rd year. Established in 1999, the ACE recognizes the crucial role US companies are playing in elevating higher standards of business conduct.

Together, these companies are leading the way in addressing some of the greatest global challenges.