Booz Allen Honored for Commitment to Environmentally-Friendly Commuting Options

Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Booz Allen Hamilton was recently honored by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) for its continued commitment to offer employees viable alternatives to driving alone, thereby reducing air pollution, traffic congestion, and fuel consumption. The firm was awarded a silver medal for its efforts in the 2016 Race to Excellence challenge.

For a decade Booz Allen has been recognized by BWC for the efforts the firm makes to support alternative commuting options for its employees. The firm takes commuting into consideration when it leases office space, choosing options close to public transit whenever possible. Its McLean, Virginia headquarters is just a short walk to both a Metro station and a bus stop that serves multiple major commuter routes. The firm offers bike racks and shower facilities for staff who bike or walk to work, and connects employees with up-to-date information on commuter resources like WageWorks, NuRide, Capital BikeShare, and more. Periodically the firm hosts a transportation fair for employees, inviting vendors that offer commuting options designed to make the daily commute more manageable.

Best Workplaces for Commuters was originally created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) in an attempt to encourage employers to look at alternatives to single occupant vehicles to help improve commuting as well as the environment. The BWC program is now administered by the Center for Urban Transportation Research in collaboration with organizations throughout the U.S.

Learn more about Booz Allen’s commitment to sustainability and the environment here.