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Eastman Kodak Company
Eastman Kodak Company is the proud primary sponsor of CAEPV's "Girls Allowed"; a 3-D animated website focused on helping girls (aged 11-14) learn to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships before becoming involved in potentially abusive relationships.

To help build internal awareness and prevention of domestic violence, Kodak offers a wide variety of employee communications and education. Their employee newsletters are one effective way to build awareness. These targeted articles include:
  • Powerful graphics and text--highlighting the signs of partner violence
  • Ideas on preventing partner violence
  • Internal, local community and national resources where assistance is readily available
Additionally, Kodak offers outstanding Work/Life Initiatives including:
  • 24/7 employee resource and referral program covering all of life's challenges
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • CAEPV educational brochures distributed throughout the company
Kodak provides ongoing presentations to employees and leaders regarding Work/Life initiatives including involvement with CAEPV and increasing understanding that domestic/partner violence is not just a personal issue, it is a business issue.

Additionally, through mandatory Leadership training, Kodak educates their leaders about recognizing and preventing violence in the workplace, including an emphasis on domestic/partner abuse.

At Kodak, they recognize that prevention of partner/domestic violence is a journey. They continually strive to ensure that their employees and leaders are aware of the breadth of resources available to them.

Kodak was named among the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" for 2003 by Business Ethics magazine. This is the third year that the Company has made the "Best" list, which is based on an analysis of 1,000 companies. Kodak's ranking climbed to 22nd in 2002, up from 51st in 2001 and 82nd in 2000. Business Ethics issued its list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in April, 2003. Now in its fourth year, the ranking is based on quantitative measures of corporate service to seven stakeholder groups: shareholders, employees, customers, the community, the environment, overseas stakeholders, and women and minorities.

Business Ethics magazine covers corporate governance, reporting, decision-making, incentive and corporate responsibility issues. The magazine lauded Kodak for top-tier strengths in its diversity programs, community/education support, employee relations, and pollution prevention programs.

"It's important not to lose sight of the values that enable us to earn this recognition," said Chairman and CEO Daniel A. Carp. "Kodak people consistently demonstrate their commitment to responsible behaviors and business practices. That foundation has enabled us to build a business that respects and honors its commitments to shareholders, customers, employees, and the communities and constituencies we serve."

Earlier this year, Kodak was ranked among the top ten companies in the latest Harris Interactive Corporate Reputation Survey. The ranking is based on how respondents rated companies on 20 attributes in six major areas: emotional appeal, products and services, financial performance, workplace environment, social responsibility, and vision and leadership. This marked Kodak's first appearance on the corporate reputation survey. The company was ranked seventh among 60 companies rated.
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