In 2016, OBG had multiple Client Appreciation Events to celebrate its clients and partners across the regions. In addition, many employees were recognized through OBG’s Client Service Award Program, which provides clients an opportunity to recognize employees for excellent service.
Corporate Social Responsibility
PEOPLE CREATING A BETTER FUTURE
To support OBG’s mission of People creating a better future by making a difference each day, the Company continually strengthens its efforts of improving natural and built environments. In 2016, OBG continued to enhance the connectivity of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program with its branding, thought leadership, and innovation initiatives, and focused on supporting STEM education, safety, wellness, community development, environmental stewardship, and philanthropic endeavors that are important to its employees, clients, and communities.
OBG, together with its employees, contributed more than $250,000 and significant time and talent to support and strengthen the communities in which we live and work.
As part of OBG’s CSR objective and commitment to developing and sustaining a best-in-class safety culture, the Company implemented the following safety initiatives in 2016:
Safety Perception Survey measured progress of OBG's safety culture and how its people feel about safety and was marked by a 7% increase in safety perception score.
Near Miss Program reported 50 near misses and shared 25 lessons learned to improve safe work procedures and reduce accidental injuries.
Safety Ambassadors continued to promote and enhance OBG’s safety culture through safety leadership, awareness, and engagement, and re-energized the Company's Project Safety program to improve engagement at project sites.
EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS
The 15th Exceptional Employee Awards program recognized six employees who live OBG’s values, support its mission, and go above and beyond in helping the Company achieve its vision.
- Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr. Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Paul Hare, CPG, PG, Albany, NY
- Earl F. O’Brien Leadership Award - Maggie Hopkins, PE, Richmond, VA
- Edwin C. Tifft, Jr. Unwavering Employee Satisfaction & Spirit Award - Colin Lautz, PE, LEED AP, Syracuse, NY
- John R. Loveland Employee of the Year Award - Melanie Marshall, PE, Savannah, GA
- Russell L. Sutphen Client Satisfaction Award - Robert Richards, PE, Bowie, MD
- Samuel W. Williams Engineering & Sustainable Financial Performance Award - Tom Heenan, Sr., PE, Syracuse, NY
OBG celebrated employee contributions throughout the year and during employee events at each office.
The fourth I-Factor competition focused on leveraging innovation to enhance OBG’s growth and challenged employees to develop solutions that build resilience within the communities in which OBG lives and works.
Funding was provided to the top four I-Factor competition teams to advance their innovation solutions.