Vision for America Award Past Recipients

Since 1986, Keep America Beautiful's Vision for America Award has been presented annually to a corporation whose commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability have significantly enhanced civic, environmental and social stewardship throughout the U.S.

The Vision for America Award is a limited-edition piece in which the design of the crystal pays tribute to America and our country's beautiful red, white and blue banner. The 13 facets on the massive vertical cylinder symbolize the 13 stripes of the American flag and remind us of our historical beginnings, as a new nation of 13 former colonies. On the top of the slanted surface of the crystal are etched 50 miniature stars, symbolizing the union of the 50 states.

Past recipients

2017
Delta Air Lines
Glen Hauenstein
President
 
2006
PepsiCo, Inc.
Steven S Reinemund
Chairman
 
1995
The Dow Chemical Company
Frank P. Popoff
Chairman & CEO
 
2016
Honeywell
David M. Cote
Chairman and CEO
 
2005
Koch Industries, Inc.
David H. Koch
Executive Vice President
 
1994
Lever Brothers Company
Charles B. Strauss
President & CEO
 
2015
Caterpillar Inc.
Doug Oberhelman
Chairman & CEO
2004
Waste Management
A. Maurice Myers
Chairman of the Board
1993
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
T. Marshall Hahn, Jr.
Chairman
2014
Dell Inc.
Michael S. Dell
Chairman and CEO
2003
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
August A. Busch III
Chairman of the Board

1992
K-mart Corporation
Joseph E. Antonini
Chairman, President & CEO

2013
Wrigley
Martin Radvan
President
2002
3M
W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
1991
DuPont
Edgar S. Woolard, Jr.
Chairman & CEO

2012
Xerox Corporation
Ursula M. Burns
Chairman & CEO

2001
AT&T
C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman & CEO
1990
The Procter & Gamble Company
Edwin L. Artzt
Chairman & CEO

2011
City of Philadelphia
Michael A. Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia

Altria Group, Inc.
Michael E. Szymanczyk
Chairman & CEO

2000
BP
Sir John Browne
Group Chief Executive
 
1989
The Kroger Company
Lyle Everingham
Chairman & CEO
 
2010
Nestlé Waters North America
Kim Jeffery
President & CEO
 
1999
McDonald's Corporation
Jack M. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO
 
1988
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Hamish Maxwell
Chairman & CEO
 
2009
Novelis Inc.
Philip Martens
President & COO
 
1998
Ford Motor Company
Alex Trotman
Chairman, President & CEO
 
1987
The Southland Corporation
Jere W. Thompson
President & CEO
 
2008
ITW
David B. Speer
Chairman & CEO

1997
Home Depot, Inc.
Bernard Marcus
Chairman

The first lifetime achievement
award was presented in 1997
to The Honorable Bruce Babbitt,
Secretary of the U.S. Department
of the Interior

1986
The Coca-Cola Company
Donald R. Keough
President
2007
UPS
Michael L. Eskew
Chairman & CEO
1996
Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.
William D. Ruckelshaus
Chairman