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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Recognized for Industry Leadership
Hunt Valley, Maryland (24 March 2017)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it was recognized with a 2016 Business Achievement Award in the category of Industry Leadership by the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ). The honor was presented to EA’s leadership team during an awards banquet held on 22 March 2017 in San Diego, California as part of EBJ’s Environmental Industry Summit XV, hosted by Environmental Business International.
EA was recognized for publishing its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report/Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) Statement in 2016. The report reflects EA’s continued success in achieving fiscal goals, while remaining mindful of its broader impact on society and the environment. Accomplishments of EA’s CSR program, as detailed in the report, include the appointment of EA’s first Director of CSR and first Small Business Liaison Officer; establishment of a PBC Committee; continued commitment to public disclosure of CSR efforts based on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines; formalization of a strategic partnership with Water For People; development of a new Supplier Portal to enhance opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses, as well as to include sustainability considerations in EA’s supply chain; and introduction of a Paid Volunteer Time program for all employees.
Reflecting on the award, Ian MacFarlane, EA’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We’re honored to be recognized by EBJ amongst our industry peers for the efforts our employees have put forth under EA’s PBC framework and CSR program. As an employee-owned PBC focused exclusively in the environmental space, public disclosure of our CSR efforts affirms our commitment as a good corporate citizen, drives innovation, reinforces the value of continuous improvement, and enhances our position as a trusted advisor to our clients.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 25 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 43 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.
About Environmental Business International, Inc.
Founded in 1988, EBI (San Diego, California) is a research, publishing, and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors, and policymakers working in the environmental industry. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ), which provides market intelligence on climate change. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sectors and hosts the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual 3-day event for executives in the environmental industry. For more information on EBI, the Environmental Industry Summit, and the EBJ and CCBJ Business Achievement Awards, visit www.environmentalbusiness.org.