Nominate Your Workplace as One of Michigan's Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies

Feb 04, 2013, 09:07 ET from The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

Deadline is March 8, 2013

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does your organization have a focus on inspiring sustainability? Is your company taking the lead on Green initiatives? The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies™ is a way for your organization to be recognized for your efforts and accomplishments.

The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program is looking for companies in Michigan that are leading the way on sustainable and green initiatives. Companies from all industries that are focused on being more sustainable, improving the lives of their employees and are committed to the local and global environments are encouraged to participate. Nominations are being accepted online at Anyone can complete the online entry form. Nomination forms are also available by calling 866-321-1822. The deadline is March 8, 2013.

Participating companies will be evaluated and scored by an independent research firm in the following categories: Education, Communication, Strategic Planning & Operational Implementation, Innovation & Problem Solving, Building & Grounds, Community Leadership, Workforce and Financial Performance. Each company's entry is evaluated based on a point system; those receiving the highest points in relation to the company's sustainable initiatives category are selected as the winners.

In all categories the winners are further analyzed for Elite recognition. The companies with the highest points assigned in each category are selected as the Elite Winners. The judges look for unique and creative thought processes with support from senior management and policy makers. Adaptations to various new factors in the marketplace are also weighed.

An educational symposium and awards gala will feature the winning Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies and their best practices on April 23, 2013 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies is being co-presented by Corp! magazine, Davenport University, and dmStrategists. The event is being sponsored by Grand Rapids Business Journal, WOOD 106.9FM & 1300AM, WJR, and DTE Energy. Call 866-321-1822 or visit for sponsorship, advertising and exhibit opportunities.

The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies celebrates organizations that inspire and produce green technology to impact the industry and environment. This is the premier awards symposium that celebrates those companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and the community locally and globally better as a whole. The 101 Best and Brightest program provides year-long education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction throughout Michigan.

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