Fredericksburg, VA-based environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day was one of only thirty companies awarded the 2013 Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) EcoLeadership Award for its commitment to creating and maintaining a sustainable workplace. As a second-time winner of the award, Marstel-Day again demonstrated its leadership and outstanding commitment to an environmentally sustainable workplace. Award applicants undergo a thorough evaluation process by an independent review panel comprised of academic and business professionals. Among the practices being evaluated were waste minimization, energy efficiency, water conservation, pollution prevention, environmentally conscious travel, and community and client outreach.
This year’s luncheon and award ceremony was held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Prior to the luncheon, facilitators from winning companies including Marstel-Day led roundtable sessions on trends in workplace excellence. These interactive discussions focused on flexible work arrangements, sustainable workplaces, corporate philanthropy, social media, employee engagement, and corporate wellness programs. Marstel-Day led the panels on sustainable workplaces.
This year, Marstel-Day was also recognized for its creation of a Climate Change Adaptation Plan, collaborating in the formation of a regional climate action planning initiative, and its efforts to promote the benefits of sustainability to small businesses through local Chambers of Commerce, Rotary International and the American Sustainable Business Council. According to company President Rebecca R. Rubin, “These initiatives are a natural outgrowth of the tremendous work that has been done by our Green Vision Council. This employee-led group constantly looks for new ways to promote workplace sustainability in ways that can be shared within our broader communities.”
Marstel-Day is an idea-driven, value-based environmental company offering green consulting to the public and private sectors.
AWE is a non-profit organization that has been recognizing the greater Washington, DC’s best places to work for nearly 15 years.