The Sustainability Alliance hosted its annual Scor3card Celebration to acknowledge and reward sustainability accomplishments made by organizations locally, regionally and nationally.
Thirty-four of the 41 Scor3card members were recognized as verified members, six being recognized as platinum recipients, the highest level of achievement, representing the pinnacle of sustainability excellence. Twelve organizations were recognized as gold recipients, seven as silver recipients and nine as participants.
Four organizations were honored for their accomplishments that surpass the standard Scor3card ranking system. These individuals and organizations demonstrated dedication, set new standards and pushed the boundaries of sustainability.
Award for Highest Quality Responses: American Fidelity Assurance
Award for Consistently High Achievement: Up with Trees
Highest Scoring New Member: Tulsa International Airport
Award for Most Items Verified: Maxcess OKC
The event also included the acknowledgement of volunteer Scor3card coaches. Coaches continually help enhance operations and advance sustainability. They generously dedicate their time and energy, alongside day-to-day careers, by supporting the program and serving as sustainability champions for the members. The coaches acknowledged were:
Finally, The Sustainability Alliance announced this year’s Bellmon Award nominees. Bellmon awards categorizes businesses by the number of employees, so organizations are competing against comparable peers.
"Passionate and forward-thinking, the Scor3card members have shown commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Executive Director of The Sustainability Alliance, Corey Wren Williams. “Their innovative projects, community engagement, and achievements in energy efficiency, waste reduction, and conservation efforts set a leading example for businesses across multiple industries. The Scor3card program is proud to have such dedicated members, guided by expert volunteer coaches. Together, they are building a more sustainable future."
The event took place Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the Oklahoma Aquarium. The Aquarium served as the presenting sponsor for the event, providing the setting for the event and assisting in numerous other areas.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour, followed by the awards ceremony and a celebratory reception afterwards in the Aquarium’s Polynesian Reef and Shark Adventure exhibit areas.
Mark Yates served as the event emcee. Yates is a seasoned public affairs expert with experience in clean energy, agriculture, and legislative engagement in the local, multi-state and national arenas. He plays a major role in helping shape renewable energy policies to benefit communities.
Additionally, Yates served as the former vice president for the Advanced Power Alliance where he represented leading domestic and international companies in the renewable energy sector.
"Celebrating the achievements of these organizations in sustainability was truly inspiring,” said Yates. “I was honored to serve as the emcee for the Annual Celebration and witness the remarkable strides these businesses have taken towards a more sustainable future. Their innovative initiatives and commitment to responsible practices are setting a high standard for others to follow. Congratulations to all the members for their well-deserved recognition."
Scor3card was created by The Sustainability Alliance in 2015. It is an online tool designed to assist organizations of all sizes track and enhance their sustainability metrics across the triple bottom line: people, profit, planet. As a member of Scor3card, organizations measure their sustainability impact and initiatives year over year; save money and resources across operations; and attract and retain talent while creating more opportunities for employees to connect and make a difference in their community.
In only 8 years, Scor3card has saved members more than $10 million in electricity costs alone.
The Sustainability Alliance is led by Founder and Executive Director, Corey Wren Wiliams. Theresa Kerrigan serves as Scor3card Director and Morgan Fehrle serves as Programs and Development Manager.
The Scor3card award-winning organizations include:
Covanta Waste to Energy - Tulsa
Ihloff Salon & Day Spa (South)
Ihloff Salon & Day Spa (Utica)
POSTOAK Lodge & Retreat
Tulsa Regional Chamber
American Fidelity Assurance
Congregation B'nai Emunah
Covanta Environmental Solutions - Tulsa
Up With Trees
City of Tulsa Water and Sewer Department - Microbiology Lab
T.D. Williamson - Tulsa
Tulsa International Airport
UScellular - Tulsa Engineering
UScellular Engineering/IS Facility (Schaumburg)
Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality*
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust*
UScellular - Brookfield
UScellular - Cedar Rapids*
UScellular - Knoxville*
UScellular - Madison*
UScellular - South Portland
UScellular Operations Support Center (Chicago)*
ONEOK - Mont Belvieu 1
ONEOK - Mont Belvieu Complex
SLB - Kellyville Learning Center
*Leadership Circle Member
The Bellmon Award nominees for 2023 are:
Bellmon Micro (fewer than 25 employees)
SLB – Kellyville Learning Center
UScellular – South Portland
Bellmon Small (26-50 employees)
Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs
UScellular – Tulsa Engineering
Bellmon Medium (51-500 employees)
ONEOK – Mont Belvieu 1
ONEOK – Mont Belvieu Complex
UScellular – Brookfield
Bellmon Large (501 or more employees)
UScellular Operations Support Center – Chicago
The Bellmon Award winners will be announced on September 28, 2023, at The Sustainability Alliance’s annual fundraiser, RECHARGE.