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Wagner Asia Equipment in Mongolia Named 2014 Winner of Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Honor given for outstanding corporate citizenship, exemplary leadership practices,environmental stewardship, innovative business practice, and contribution to the local development.

 Wagner Asia Equipment in Mongolia, a heavy equipment dealership,was presented with the Secretary of State’s 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) by the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novellion December 9, 2014. The award recognizes the company’s achievement in advancing sustainable development, fair employment practices, environmental protection, transparency, corporate citizenship, and support for Mongolian technology.

In selecting Wagner Asia Mongolia as an ACE winner, an interagency committee chaired by the State Department noted Wagner Asia’spartnerships with Mongolia’s local and national governments to protect the environment through practices like planting more than 900 trees and rehabilitating a toxic waste site. In addition, the company was recognized for their exemplary employment practices, which include anongoing program to recruitand employpersons with disabilities, providing employees with medical care,and offering generous financing for housing.

The three winners, Wagner Asia Equipment, LLC in Mongolia, EcoPlanet Bamboo Group in Nicaragua, and Coca-Cola Company in the Philippines were chosen from among nine finalists. The other six finalists were Chevron Corporation in Burma, ContourGlobal in Togo, General Electric International, Inc. in Tunisia, GlassPoint Solar in Oman, and The Linden Centre in China. Past winners include both multinational and small-to-medium size enterprises such as General Motors, Colombia; Goldman Sachs, Chile, Intel Corporation, Vietnam, GE, Indonesia, Procter & Gamble, and Nigeria.

The Secretary of State has presented the ACE for 16 years to U.S.-based companies doing business abroad that undertake responsible activities to improve the lives and address the needs of the local communities. This is the first time company operating in Mongolia has received this award.

AmCham Mongolia is proud to congratulate our member company “Wagner Asia Equipment” LLC for receiving this prestigious award.