Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ASHA's a Quadruple Winner

ASHA has been selected by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as a 2013 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Winner, and 2013 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval Winner, 2013 Diversity Champion Award Winner, and 2013 EcoLeadership Award Winner. ASHA is one of only 14 organizations to receive all four awards conveyed in 2013 and we have been honored to receive each of these awards annually since their inception. Congratulations to all the other winners! Here is a brief description of each of the awards from the Alliance's site. 

Beginning in 1999, Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval winners have shown an outstanding commitment to overall workplace quality. Winning organizations are selected based on their commitment to creating the best possible workplace for their employees.

Applicants are evaluated on many components including:

• Corporate culture and management practices
• Flexibility of work environment
• Communication and employee engagement programs

Launched in 2006 the Health & Wellness Seal of Approval application recognizes employers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their employees’ health and wellness – and have led the way by developing and implementing innovative programs.

Outstanding wellness programs include:

• Education and awareness
• Health and wellness programs
• Health and wellness assessments

Since 2009, the EcoLeadership Award has recognized employers demonstrating visionary leadership and an outstanding commitment to environmentally sustainable workplaces and efficient use of resources.

Applicants are evaluated according to several environmental best practices:

• Waste minimization
• Water conservation
• Energy efficiency

New for 2013, Diversity Champions are companies committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. Their diversity initiatives extend beyond their workplace to include diversity in their products and services and supplier diversity.

Applicants are recognized based on many components, including:

• Leadership
• Workforce demographics
• Products and services diversity

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