The Wonderful Company Wins Prestigious U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Award

Company Honored for its Community Development Work in Lost Hills,

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center
named The Wonderful Company the winner of the 2016
Corporate Citizenship Award
, in the category of Best Community
Improvement Program. The award recognizes the company’s continued
community development efforts in the town of Lost Hills, where more than
50 percent of households have family members who work at the nearby
Wonderful Pistachios plant.

With an investment to date exceeding $15 million, Wonderful has
completed extensive infrastructure improvements throughout the
community, including paved roads; installation of sidewalks, bus
shelters, storm drains and streetlights; and revitalized the community
park with two community centers, two soccer fields, a volleyball court,
basketball court, playgrounds, and a broad range of community activities
and events. The company has also helped build affordable housing,
finance and build the town’s first sit-down restaurant, and recently
received approval from the Kern County Board of Education to open a
charter school in the community next fall.

“All of us at The Wonderful Company are honored to be recognized by the
Chamber with their prestigious Citizens Award,” said Lynda Resnick, vice
chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company. “As a leading employer
across California’s Central Valley, we are committed to giving back in
the places where our employees live and work, and nowhere does that
promise ring truer than in Lost Hills, where we’ve dedicated our time
and resources to revitalizing the community and giving its residents
life-changing opportunities and a renewed spirit of hometown pride.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards
honor businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities
around the world. For 17 years, this awards program has illustrated how
every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good. Companies and
chambers of commerce from across the globe compete for the Citizens,
making them one of the most coveted opportunities for recognition in
corporate citizenship.

“The Wonderful Company is a true community partner to the people of Lost
Hills,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. “Their strategic
and sustainable investments in Lost Hills will positively impact the
community for years to come.”

The Chamber Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Citizens Awards
on November 17 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the
awards program here,
and visit here
to discover more about The Wonderful Company’s work in Lost Hills.

About The Wonderful Company

Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held
$4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness
around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 7,800
employees worldwide are dedicated to bringing consumers everywhere the
freshest, most wholesome pistachios, almonds, citrus and pomegranates;
bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that
are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the
company’s market share: Wonderful Pistachios is America’s No. 1 tree nut
brand and one of the top-selling salty snacks; Wonderful Halos is
the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful is the No. 1 100%
pomegranate brand in America; FIJI Water is America’s No. 1 premium
bottled water brand; Teleflora is the No. 1 floral delivery service
through local florists; and JUSTIN Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon
in California. A 2016 Nielsen study evaluating the familiarity, quality,
and momentum of more than 2,500 leading brands revealed that Wonderful
Company products dominated the top 10 lists of consumers across all
generations, more than any other consumer goods company.

The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart
and giving back in its DNA. The company has a
long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including
more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and
sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education
initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new
charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative
health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care
clinics for employees and their dependents.

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About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening
America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the
conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how
business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and
creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation
representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all
sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and
industry associations.


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