Neenah, Wis.-based Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently honored with a 2011 Corporate Citizenship Award from Corporate Report Wisconsin magazine and Edgewood College.
The award recognizes Miron for coupling its environmental ethic with the company’s commitment to employee engagement, creating a model that benefits the environment, local communities and employees’ personal pocketbooks.
Cool Choices, a Wisconsin nonprofit that facilitates environmentally-sustainable actions, nominated Miron for the award.
Cool Choices made the nomination based on Miron’s efforts to engage employees in environmental sustainability. Over the past year, Miron’s employee-based voluntary Sustainability Action Team has worked with Cool Choices to create a six-month, game-based competition that encourages Miron employees to make more well-informed sustainable choices in their personal lives.
The game is part of Miron’s employee sustainability program, iChoose, which provides opportunities for employees to earn points by taking “steps” toward integrating habitual sustainable activities into their daily lives, “leaps” by accomplishing one-time activities, applying “focus” on more in-depth sustainable topics and “innovating” their own sustainable actions. All of these activities contribute to personal development and the realization of the benefits of the triple bottom line: people, planet and payback.
In addition to providing individual prizes and incentives to help motivate employee participation in the game, Miron’s leadership committed to donating sustainability grants to local charities, as selected by the highest-scoring teams.
“Miron has been an ideal partne, responsive, open to innovation and committed to employee engagement,” said Kathy Kuntz, executive director of Cool Choices. “We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to become a part of the Miron family.”