CEA Gets Green Honor
The Consumer Electronics Association received a special honor from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, which recognized CEA for its environmentally friendly employee policies.
The group that gave the award, Commuter Connections, praised CEA for encouraging its employees to avoid driving to work, therefore, by their calculations, reducing their annual commuting miles by nearly 500,000 and saving more than 25,000 gallons of fuel. For that, CEA received the Connections Employer Recognition Award for Incentives.
"We have proactively implemented programs and benefits that encourage employees to use alternatives to driving. We also support telecommuting and flexible work arrangements," Gary Shapiro, CEA's President and CEO, said as part of the announcement. "The Washington metropolitan area is where our employees work and live; we believe it is important to work together to help protect this environment."