SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Management Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), an environmental consulting firm, is named to Outside magazine's annual "Best Places to Work" list. EMPSi was ranked No. 2 out of the 50 top companies. Outside's "Best Places to Work" project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available at newsstands August 17, 2011.
"We are honored to make this prestigious list," said David Batts, Principal at EMPSi. "We don't manufacture widgets, we provide excellent people; therefore, our success is directly correlated to employee happiness." EMPsi's unique workplace culture includes flexible working hours, free employee health and pet insurance, paid community volunteer time and incentives to take public transit or bicycle to work. John King, Principal at EMPSi, said, "Satisfied employees whose contributions are appreciated lead to excellent work quality and happy clients."
"These 50 companies are successful precisely because they support a proper work-life balance," says Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. "Happy workers that feel part of an active community are guaranteed to be more engaged and productive."
EMPSi has received numerous awards for their work in clean and renewable energy including the Gold Medal (March 2011) from the Environmental Business Journal and the Project Merit Award for renewable development (March 2011) from the Climate Change Business Journal for their work on the Bureau of Land Management's Restoration Design Energy Project.
About EMPSi (http://www.empsi.com)
EMPSi is an environmental consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, Denver, Reno, and Washington, DC. Focusing on five service areas - Environmental Planning and Compliance, Natural Resources Consulting, Public Outreach and Participation, Project Management, and Sustainability - EMPSi works with government, commercial, and nonprofit clients on complex projects throughout the US.
About Outside Magazine
Outside is America's leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at http://www.outsideonline.com.
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