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Awards recognize leaders in workplace health and wellness, diversity, environmental consciousness, and overall excellence
In June, Hughes was recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as one of the best workplaces in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the 18th consecutive year. Hughes received the 2017 AWE Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Seals of Approval as well as the AWE EcoLeadership and Diversity Champion Awards at the AWE Annual Awards luncheon. The AWE awards honor organizations that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community, as well as their commitment to sustainability and workplace diversity.
“Hughes is committed to providing a healthy, encouraging, and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive both professionally and personally,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “We are honored to be recognized once again by the AWE as one of the region’s best places to work. Our employees are our most important asset, and their success drives our success as a company.” Candidates for AWE awards undergo a rigorous assessment process led by a panel of independent reviewers from the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, public health, and diversity and inclusion.
Partnership to ignite youths’ passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math recognized in Education category
HughesNet®, America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet, and the National 4-H Council (4-H) announced that their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) partnership won a Silver Halo Award in the Education category of Engage for Good. The HughesNet/4-H partnership was also a Halo Award finalist in 2016. Engage for Good provides industry-leading resources for social good, cause marketing, and corporate social responsibility programs.
The HughesNet/4-H partnership began in 2014, introducing American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. Since then, the partnership has provided hands-on STEM activities to more than 100,000 youth across the country each year.
“HughesNet’s continued support helps us deliver high-quality STEM programming that gets young people excited about STEM through topics like robotics, agricultural and environmental science, rocketry, computer science, and alternative energy. These programs give thousands of young people the opportunity to build skills, develop passions, and discover career paths they never imagined,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing.
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