|The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (NASBA CPT) presented a 2009-10 Being A Difference Award to Spartanburg Water on Tuesday, May 25. The award acknowledges the organization’s unwavering efforts in cultivating a corporate culture focused on integrity, accountability and community activism.
Established by the NASBA CPT in 2006 – the Being A Difference Award honors individuals and organizations for their unique contributions to ethical leadership.
“We are all so honored to receive this recognition,” comments Sue Schneider, Spartanburg Water General Manager. “Too often we hear about companies taking shortcuts or employees who get into trouble for misuse of their customers’ resources and trust. We have worked hard to weave ethics, responsibility, and integrity into what we do every day at Spartanburg Water. To be the first utility to earn this distinction is a tribute to our entire staff and the difference they make in the community.”
In choosing Spartanburg Water, the NASBA CPT considered several key practices the utility has in place, such as:
The NASBA CPT also took into account the utility’s commitment to community outreach. Some of these efforts include: Earth Day and National Drinking Water Week events and the Pontoon Classroom, an educational exhibit at the Spartanburg Science Center.
Spartanburg Water’s 260 employees serve over 55,000 accounts and a combined population of nearly 200,000 people. www.spartanburgwater.org.