At Kimco, corporate responsibility is a key priority. Since launching our program in 2011, we have unveiled a Corporate Responsibility website detailing our program initiatives to external stakeholders, implemented efficiency improvements throughout portions of our portfolio, developed sustainability resources to help retailers reduce their energy usage and costs, and executed a host of other innovative CR initiatives, including bringing that news and information to you via our blog. Each of these efforts is aimed at enhancing the performance of our properties and giving back to our communities, and we’re proud to say, those efforts are paying off.

Kimco’s blog is recognized for building industry leadership in corporate responsibility.

Today we are excited to announce that Kimco was named best-in-class at the 2014 PR News CSR Awards in the blog category. The PR News’ CSR Awards recognize the most innovative and successful social responsibility and sustainability campaigns in the nation. The judging panel selected Kimco for this award based on our ability to quickly and authentically disseminate information about our corporate responsibility programs through our blog, and our seamless integration of the blog with Kimco’s larger communications and media relations programs to spread our CR story to target audiences and the general public.

Kimco’s Director of Sustainability Will Teichman accepts the PR News CSR Award for best blog. Photo credit: PR News

Kimco’s Director of Sustainability Will Teichman accepts the PR News CSR Award for best blog. Photo credit: PR News

Our competition in the category was significant, with several other well-qualified finalists including General Motors’ GM Beyond Now blog, RF|Binder Partners on behalf of CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can blog, Network for Good, and Cone Communications. Each of our category competitors, and all of the attendees at the event, are making tremendous strides toward improving performance and communicating their successes, and so we’d like to give each of them a virtual round-of-applause for their efforts.

Check out the PR News website for the full list and profiles of the winners, which include award categories like CSR on a shoestring, CSR professional of the year, sustainability/CSR report, social good, and others. As always, be sure to check back to our blog for news and updates on our CR initiatives.