At Spectra Energy, we pride ourselves on creating a world-class work environment and offering the most advanced, sustainable energy solutions. Below are some of our most recent awards.
Spectra Energy was named a top U.S. workplace by Workplace Dynamics, a research firm that conducts more than 5,000 company surveys each year of more than 1.7 million employees.
Spectra Energy has been named a top Houston workplace by the Houston Chronicle for the third consecutive year. The company ranked No. 12 among large companies on the newspaper’s listing of the Houston area’s 150 best places to work.
The ranking was based on an independent survey of Spectra Energy’s Houston-based employees, measuring employee satisfaction in a number of areas including company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and pay and benefits. In total, more than 72,500 employees from 244 companies throughout the greater Houston area participated in the survey.
Spectra Energy is considered one of the most community-minded companies in America. In November 2012, we were recognized as being part of the Civic 50, an honor bestowed upon us by Bloomberg, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light. The Civic 50 identifies 50 companies in America that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in their local communities and beyond.
In September 2012, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year and to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fifth consecutive year.
We were named to the 2012 CDP Global 500 and S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Indexes. These indexes highlight companies that have displayed a strong approach to information disclosure regarding climate change. This is the fifth consecutive year that Spectra Energy has been recognized by the CDP and named to one or more of its leadership indexes.
Companies voluntarily respond to the annual CDP questionnaire and are scored on their climate change disclosure and carbon management and risk mitigation efforts. High scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change-related issues affecting the company, including greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets, and risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
We were recognized as one of the top workplaces in the United States, according to Workplace Dynamics, an independent research firm specializing in organizational health that conducts more than 5,000 company surveys each year, surveying a total of 1.7 million workers.
For its first annual Top National Workplaces list, Workplace Dynamics surveyed more than 5,000 U.S. companies and 319 made the list. To be included, companies had to meet the following criteria:
We were named to the SAM Bronze class for our 2011 and 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) performance. This award recognizes those companies whose score is within a range of 5 percent to 10 percent from the score of the sector leader of the DJSI.
Union Gas has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, an award that recognizes the company as a leading organization in the nation for creating a culture of environmental awareness.
Spectra Energy has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" for 2012, ranking seventh overall and first among energy companies. The company also ranked second for its climate change efforts on the annual list, which is recognized as a leading assessment of corporate responsibility performance.
Spectra Energy has been named to the Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies list. This year’s list highlights a record 145 organizations worldwide that demonstrated real and sustained leadership in promoting ethical business standards as integral to the companies’ business practices and license to operate, and that exceed legal minimums for compliance and introduce innovative ideas that benefit the public and compel competitors to follow suit. New this year to the list, Spectra Energy is one of only four energy companies in the natural gas sector designated with the honor.
In 2012, Spectra Energy was again named a Fortune 500 company. We're proud to be recognized among the best companies in the United States.
We have again been recognized as one of Houston's top workplaces in a survey conducted by the Houston Chronicle, this year ranking 10th in the Large Company category. This is the second consecutive year the company has been included in the ranking.
The Houston Chronicle's survey measured employee satisfaction in a number of areas, including company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and pay and benefits. In total, about 55,000 employees from 234 companies throughout the greater Houston area participated in the survey.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as determined by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This honor comes on the cusp the company's 100th year of doing business in Ontario.
Spectra Energy was named a top 50 employer in Alberta, Canada. The award, given by Mediacorp Canada Inc., highlights many reasons why Spectra Energy received this award.
Chief Learning Officer magazine has recognized the excellence of our Learning, Development and Performance programs by naming Spectra Energy a LearningElite organization.
The LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. This robust peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results.
Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior learning and development practitioners, the LearningElite program utilizes best practices in evaluation to rank the best organizations based upon their impact, size and industries served.
We were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year and to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI NA) for the fourth consecutive year.
Of the companies in our sector that were analyzed for the DJSI NA, ours was the only one selected. We also increased our score by several points in this index compared with last year, which was a major accomplishment.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level, respectively. DJSI World captures the top 10 percent of the world's 2,500 largest companies, based on economic, environmental and social performance. DJSI NA rates the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies in the United States and Canada. In selecting the top performers in each business sector, DJSI reviews companies on both broad and industry-specific sustainability criteria, assessing performance in areas such as corporate governance, environmental standards, climate change policy, risk management, supply chain standards, branding, labor practices and employee development.
In 2011, Spectra Energy was again named a Fortune 500 company. We're proud to be recognized among the best companies in the United States.
We again ranked first in the Energy Sector in the 2011 CDP "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)." The CDLI highlights companies within the S&P 500 that have displayed the most professional and transparent approach to corporate governance in respect to climate change disclosure practices. This is the third consecutive year the company has held the top slot.
We were recognized for our environmental efforts. The rankings examines company policies, programs, initiatives and reporting practices.
Spectra Energy was named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's prestigious '100 Best Corporate Citizens List' for 2011, ranking 18th. We scored among the highest-rated energy companies on the 12th annual list, which is recognized as a leading assessment of corporate responsibility performance.
The '100 Best Corporate Citizens List,' which rates large-cap Russell 1000 companies, documents more than 320 data points of disclosure in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. 2011 was the first year Spectra Energy responded to the magazine's survey, breaking into the top 20 in its first appearance on the list.
In 2011, Spectra Energy was designated a Community of Respect TM. The Community of Respect TM Initiative is an innovative, community-wide anti-bias program based on the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL's) successful No Place for Hate® school program. The Initiative began in 2006 and helps participants, including Spectra Energy, express commitment to and appreciation of diversity. This was Spectra Energy's fifth consecutive year to receive this award.
We received a perfect score in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index, rating American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The score was based on numerous factors, including companies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and companies that positively engage the LGBT community.
Spectra Energy was named a top Houston workplace by The Houston Chronicle. Our company was included in the newspaper's "Top Workplaces 2010," a list of the 100 best places to work in the Houston area, which was published Nov. 7, 2010.
We ranked fourth in the Large Companies category. Spectra Energy also won a special award for communication.
The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program was based on feedback from an employee survey.
Spectra Energy was named to Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings, a prestigious acknowledgement of outstanding environmental performance.
Rankings are based on three main scoring criteria, each with multiple components: the Environmental Impact Score, Green Policies Score and Reputation Survey Score. All are weighted and an overall Green Score is determined.
Spectra Energy did not enter a competition for this or solicit consideration, but was chosen for evaluation by Newsweek. Sources of information judges consulted included our 2009 Sustainability Report as well as the Carbon Disclosure project and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
In 2010, we were ranked first in the Energy Sector on the 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)." The CDLI highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 that have displayed the most professional and transparent approach to corporate governance in respect to climate change disclosure practices.
This is the second year the company has held the top slot. Spectra Energy also ranked first in its sector on the CDP's new "Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI)." The CPLI recognizes S&P 500 companies that have demonstrated a superior commitment to strategy, governance, stakeholder communications and, most of all, emissions reduction in their CDP responses. The company tied for second overall on the CDP's "Top 10 Performing Companies" for combined results in both disclosure and performance.