In the lead-up to this year’s Chairman’s Awards ceremony in London on 23 June, we are interviewing our finalists to learn more about their projects and what it means to reach the final. The awards recognise and celebrate the efforts of employees who have gone above and beyond their day jobs.
The Environment category recognises employees for best practices or behaviours that have improved the environmental impact from our activities, or promoting and supporting good environmental behaviour. Our US Environment finalist is ‘Supporting electric vehicle adoption’ from Massachusetts.
Mark Siegal, Principal Project Manager, Product Energy Services
What can you tell us about your project?
In 2013, governors from the three states we serve committed to having 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and public health, and save consumers money. Our team have supported this by making it easier for employees and customers to switch to electric vehicles through installing over 150 publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. They are also in the process of moving our fleet vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. These efforts support the region’s environmental goals, while also helping customers reduce their energy costs.
What does it mean to reach the final of the Chairman’s Awards?
It is very satisfying to even be considered for a Chairman’s Award because it recognises the hard work of so many people these past five years as well as providing support for the work still to be accomplished in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
What are you most looking forward to about the ceremony in London on 23 June?
I really look forward to having the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work my peers are focused on while also enjoying a great meal!
Anything else you’d like add?
The accomplishments of the EV team reflect the work of so many more people than can be listed. Hopefully, this team’s nomination provides them with satisfaction and pride and they share their contributions toward this nomination with others.