Bernhard announced today that its Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts have garnered a nomination as a finalist for ESG of the Year at the 2023 P3 Awards. The recognition spotlights the company’s commitment to ESG and its mission to advocate for the betterment of humanity and the environment, strengthen local communities, and amplify all voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging and inclusion.
Founded in 2018, the annual P3 Awards recognize projects, companies, and individuals worldwide that “push the envelope and deliver innovative solutions to difficult problems.” Winners will be announced at the P3 Awards ceremony held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
“At Bernhard, we are in the business of serving others,” said Alyssa Jaksich, Chief of Staff and Head of ESG at Bernhard. “With dedicated commitment, we have made significant strides towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, furthering our internal diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and promoting a healthier and more inclusive work environment for our employees.”
Throughout 2022, Bernhard made remarkable progress in incorporating ESG initiatives within its daily operations and workplace culture. Within the last year, the company has:
- Published its first ESG report.
- Launched the Bernhard Leans In culture initiative.
- Achieved carbon neutrality.
- One of five companies worldwide named Best of GBB 2022 by Green Business Bureau.
- Created the “360 Promise” program to develop and recruit future energy leaders.
“I am infinitely proud of the work we accomplished during 2022 in advancing our ESG initiatives forward and achieving notable progress along our journey to become a leader in the energy transition,” said Jaksich. “While celebrating our achievements, we recognize that our ESG journey is ongoing. As we embrace the challenges ahead, we are eager to maintain transparency and drive continuous improvements, ensuring our dedication to a better Bernhard and a more sustainable future remains unwavering.”
Bernhard is now a four-time finalist at the P3 Awards. In 2021, an EaaS partnership between Bernhard and East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala., was a finalist for the P3 Awards’ Best Social Infrastructure Project of the Year, and in 2022, a 30-year Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership with Tulane University was named a finalist in both the “Best Education and Higher Education Project” and “Best Energy Project” categories.
For more information about the P3 Awards, visit p3awards.com