ANNUAL WORKPLACE AWARDS PROGRAM
Celebrating Excellence in the Workplace
SEAL OF APPROVAL
Beginning in 1999, Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval winners have shown an outstanding commitment to overall workplace quality. Organizations with a strong commitment to creating the best possible workplace for their employees are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are evaluated on many components including:
•Corporate culture and management practices
•Flexibility of work environment
•Communication and employee engagement programs
As of 2018, applicants of the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval are also eligible to apply for the Certificate of Recognition for Best Practices Supporting Workers 50+.
DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARD
In 2013, AWE started to recognize Diversity Champions, which 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:
•Products and services diversity
As of 2015, applicants of the Diversity Champion award are also eligible to apply for the Certificate of Recognition for Best Practices Supporting Workers of All Abilities.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
SEAL OF APPROVAL
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, this 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: