MobilityWorks was recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) during the NH Sustainability Awards last week! We received the Workplace of the Year Award for demonstrating positive change in the workplace throughout the pandemic. NHBSR cited that MobilityWorks was selected for our belief that our team members are our “greatest asset” and for our focus on investing in career development at all levels.
Read on for the full press release published by NHBSR:
Concord, NH – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) celebrated the leading efforts of the state’s most environmentally and socially conscious businesses at the NH Sustainability Awards, held on March 9th at Southern New Hampshire University. The event celebrated the incredible work of New Hampshire companies and individuals driving positive change throughout the pandemic.
The 2022 Sustainability Award Winners were recognized for their demonstrated leadership in Community, Environment, Governance, Workplace and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. The event also highlighted the outstanding efforts of the state’s next generation of sustainability leaders from our universities, as well as business leaders with systemic, robust and enduring impact within New Hampshire.
Cornerstone Innovator Award Winner
Lisa Drake was recognized for her efforts to advance sustainability through her work at Stonyfield Organics and her dedication to building a strong advocacy effort for socially responsible businesses through NHBSR’s Advocacy Committee. Her efforts resulted in the Clean Energy Principles and opposition to Divisive Concepts language in New Hampshire. Lisa continues to be a sustainable business champion in her current work as the Fleet Electrification Manager for Merchants Fleet.
Measure What Matters Award Winners
Systemic Leadership: ReVision Energy was honored for their leadership in addressing challenges and using them to cultivate opportunities for our state. As Katie Schwerin, CMO of W.S. Badger, the 2020 winner of the award stated, “They (ReVision Energy) see the whole picture and the need for us all to work towards a viable solution for the long term health and wellbeing of the planet. These are challenging times for many reasons, but the climate crisis continues to loom big, and this company is stepping up to meet the need for achievable solutions.”
Community: NEMO Equipment was recognized for their focus on building community and keeping it inclusive. The company focuses on tearing down barriers during a time when we desperately need access to adventure.
Environment: Lonza Biologics was honored for their efforts to reduce waste and their carbon footprint, engaging their employees at all levels, while still reacting swiftly to ramp up production of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Governance: Northeast Delta Dental was recognized for their leadership in Governance, specifically their attention to all of their stakeholders, and collaboratively developing their strategies and goals.
Workplace: MobilityWorks was selected for their demonstrated belief that their employees are their greatest asset and their willingness to invest in their development at all levels. They strive to understand that people carry challenges with them to work and focus on overcoming employment obstacles.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Mascoma Bank was recognized for their approach to DEI engaging a multifaceted lens, thinking about the ways they can open doors via education, products and open conversation. They continually explore opportunities to create an exceptional workplace and a stronger community.
Student Change Agent Award Winners
Anastasia Morrison (Saint Anselm College), Paul Michael (Granite State College) and Colleen Spear (University of New Hampshire) have each made positive and impressive changes on (and off) their respective campuses as students, positively impacting their communities and workplaces. These young sustainability leaders will undoubtedly continue to inspire and engage.
Other 2022 Sustainability Award Finalists include: 900 Degrees, Henry Whipple House, EasterSeals, Velcro Companies, Scrapp LLC, Shawmut Communications Group, Hanover Co-op Food Stores and Auto Service Centers, NH Charitable Foundation, MegaFood and Timberland.
Student Change Agent Finalists Include: Elizabeth Cain, Masami Dustin, Pete Franggos, Jules Good and Katie Rascoe.
“Recognizing these incredible leaders is always special, but more so now as they have elevated their leadership in the midst of the challenges of the pandemic. We are incredibly fortunate to have such dedication to our people and our planet in our midst.” says Michelle Veasey, Executive Director of NHBSR.
The Sustainability Awards were made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor Cirtronics.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility convenes, inspires and supports businesses and their community stakeholder to improve our workplace, our communities and the environment. Find out more at nhbsr.org.