Zipline Ghana Awarded for Corporate Excellence by u.s secretary of state.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced the winners for the U.S. Department of State’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE).
Zipline Ghana has been recognized by the department for its innovative work in delivering perishable medical supplies including COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines via drones across the country. Zipline Ghana is the only company representing the African continent.
There was a virtual ceremony where Daniel Marfo, Senior Vice President for Zipline joined the U.S Ambassador for the awards ceremony.
“Zipline has really delivered for Ghana. With its six distribution centers, Zipline can deliver critical medical supplies to remote clinics up to 50 miles away. This is a game-changer for Ghanaians,” said U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan.
Zipline was established in Ghana in 2019 and has successfully expanded to six distribution centers across the country. This makes Ghana privy to being the world’s largest medical supplies drone delivery.
Zipline delivers up to four pounds (1.8kg) of medical equipment to remote clinics up to 50 miles away within minutes. Zipline Ghana has completed nearly 500,000 deliveries of life-saving medical products like blood, snake anti-venom, and vaccines in just two years. Zipline is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The Secretary of State’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) recognizes and honors U.S. companies that uphold high standards as responsible members of their communities.
Established in 1999, the award seeks to highlight ways in which U.S. companies represent American values in the way they do business, in line with international best practices such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.