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05/30/2013

Elliott Associates, Inc. Named One Of The 100 Best Green Companies To Work For in Oregon 2013

PORTLAND – About 300 people turned out yesterday for a luncheon held at the Nines Hotel where the Oregon Business magazine fifth annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon took place.  Elliott Associates, Inc. (EAI) was named as one of the 100 Best Green Companies To Work For in Oregon 2013.

Based on its widely recognized 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Companies were determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices. There were 440 organizations and more than 20,000 employees participating in the project. Companies must enter either the 100 Best Companies survey or the 100 Best Nonprofits survey to be eligible for the 100 Best Green ranking. The fifth annual 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon list showcases exemplary workplaces that inspire and empower workers with a daily and enduring commitment to sustainable practices.

The 100 Best Green Companies were determined by more than 18,000 employees from the 440 companies and nonprofits that took part in two anonymous surveys: the 2013 100 Best Companies and 2012 100 Best Nonprofits projects. As part of the surveys, Oregon workers rated their satisfaction with and the importance of 10 statements related to sustainable practices at their workplaces, such as green mission and goals, recycling and waste reduction, support for public transit, energy and water conservation, and buying local. Then employers were independently scored on 15 questions about their sustainable policies.

Elliott Associates, Inc. has previously been designated as one of the 100 Best Green Companies to work for in Oregon in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by the Oregon Business Magazine.  Our employees participate in BTA’s annual Bike Commute Challenge. The company’s president, Lou Elliott, celebrated his 20th ride in the Cycle Oregon event in 2012. The City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has awarded EAI with a Gold Certification for Sustainability at Work by meeting the energy efficiency challenge for our headquarters located at 901 NE Glisan Street.