OBG had multiple Client Appreciation Events celebrating our 70th anniversary year with 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 2015, OBG continued to enhance the connectivity of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program with its brand 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 $270,000 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 a best-in-class safety culture, the Company improved training and leadership engagement related to its implementation of the following 2015 initiatives:
Safety Ambassadors continued to promote and enhance OBG’s safety culture through safety leadership, awareness, and engagement.
Near miss program opened a company-wide dialogue through the sharing of lessons learned to increase awareness, improve safe work procedures, and build a collective commitment to OBG’s goal of zero safety incidents.
Health, safety, and environment manual provided a foundation for employees to engage in best-practice procedures for protecting the health and safety of OBG’s people, clients, and communities.
EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS
The 14th 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 - Yolanda Pagano, ESQ, CPA, Philadelphia, PA
- Earl F. O’Brien Leadership Award - Susan Stalnaker, Virginia Beach, VA
- Edwin C. Tifft, Jr. Unwavering Employee Satisfaction & Spirit Award - Paul Freyer, Syracuse, NY
- John R. Loveland Employee of the Year Award - Mary Roeckel, Philadelphia, PA
- Russell L. Sutphen Client Satisfaction Award - Peter Bearkland, Syracuse, NY
- Samuel W. Williams Engineering & Sustainable Financial Performance Award - Joseph Segretto, Syracuse, NY
OBG celebrated our people throughout the year and during special 70th anniversary celebrations.
OBG held SPARK innovation competitions at four universities, connecting the innovative ideas of students with real-world industry challenges.
More than 100 students participated in four SPARK innovation competitions at Drexel University, Syracuse University, the University of Rochester, and Villanova University.