April 28, 2015

Cartus Sweeps Alliance for Workplace Excellence Awards

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Apr

28

Cartus Sweeps Alliance for Workplace Excellence Awards

Cartus was thrilled to learn earlier this month that the “Alliance for Workplace Excellence” (AWE) had honored us with four awards in AWE’s annual celebration of excellence in the workplace.  A total of 61 employers were recognized for creating and maintaining exemplary places to work in the United States, but Cartus was the only relocation company to be named, and one of just 10 companies to be recognized in all four categories. They are:

•  2015 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval

•  2015 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval

•  2015 EcoLeadership Award

•  2015 Diversity Champion Award

AWE is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and is “dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large.” Award applications are rated by an independent review panel comprised of Master’s- and Ph.D.-level students and/or business professionals.

I sincerely thank our employees, all of whom help create our exceptional company culture through their ongoing involvement and participation. These awards are a celebration of their efforts, not only supporting our clients and their relocating employees, but also in giving back to the communities we live and work in around the world.

Following are brief descriptions of each of the awards and why Cartus was selected.

Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval

Presented to companies that demonstrate their commitment to creating a workplace environment that contributes not only to the company and their employees, but to the community as well. Initiatives such as Cartus’ BRAVO! employee recognition program, and many other charitable endeavors, including our CEO-led Ice Bucket Challenge, were major factors in this award.

Health & Wellness Seal of Approval

Awarded for “healthy workplaces” that take a holistic approach to a productive workplace environment. Cartus’ regular Wellness Fairs, Lunch & Learns, health screenings, employee newsletters, and various on-site programs/amenities (runner’s clubs, smoking cessation support, Weight Watchers, etc.) helped us earn this seal.

Lending further credence to the first two honors is the fact that a significant percentage of the selection criteria hinged on the results of an “Employee Voice Survey”—an online questionnaire designed to help AWE understand our organization’s culture that was sent to 10% of randomly selected Cartus employees.

EcoLeadership Award

Designed to encourage employers and employees to look for ways to contribute to a stronger workplace via “green” efforts throughout the office. We demonstrated our environmental focus through our participation in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility monitoring platform, UN Global Compact (which contains a large environmental component), International Transit Day, and the many varied initiatives of our in-house Conservation Committee.

Diversity Champion Award

This isAWE’s newest category, added in 2013—and acknowledges that diversity and inclusion are competitive advantages that need to be strong components of any company’s growth strategy. As one of only a dozen winners in this category, Cartus showed a powerful commitment to diversity recognition and celebration through the efforts of our Diversity and Inclusion Council, including our Veterans’ Walls of Honor, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, “What Would You Do” Lunch & Learn, Gay Pride Month activities, International Food Day Festival, and others too numerous to list.

I sincerely thank our employees, all of whom help create our exceptional company culture through their ongoing involvement and participation. These awards are a celebration of their efforts, not only supporting our clients and their relocating employees, but also in giving back to the communities we live and work in around the world.

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Amy Meichner, senior vice president of Global Human Resources, has more than 20 years of experience with an emphasis on both learning and development and general HR.

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