Denver, CO, May 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Two Baxa Corporation entries have been selected as finalists in their respective categories for the sixth annual American Business Awards – for overall design in the Best Web Site category and for Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program. The American Business Awards recognize excellence at all levels of business – from management and sales to marketing and communications activities. Hailed as “the business world’s version of the Oscars” (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.
“These awards promote the very best in American business today, and we’re honored to stand among the other distinguished finalists,” notes Baxa CEO Greg Baldwin. The 2008 awards program features the first-ever award for the Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program. Finalists in this category with Baxa Corporation include InterContinental Hotels, John Hancock, and the Philadelphia Eagles – all companies taking action to protect the environment and promote environmental stewardship in their day-to-day operations.
As a healthcare products provider, Baxa strives to choose the most efficient materials for its products – those that have the greatest potential for patient safety and clinical efficacy and the least potential for adverse environmental impact. In its American Business Awards submission, the company outlined a number of ‘green’ initiatives for further reducing its environmental impact and supporting corporate goals for environmental stewardship. The company’s 2007 recycling efforts resulted in significant environmental savings, including: 288 cu yd of landfill airspace; 1,399 mature trees; 38,110 gallons of oil 576,170 gallons of water.
The Baxa Web site redesign project launched in January of 2008. The new site addresses customer feedback on desired site content and provides a better user experience through increased technical content and more in-depth product specification and demonstration materials.
The Baxa entries were judged among more than 2,600 entries in more than 40 categories. Finalists were selected by business professionals nationwide over five weeks of preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select the winners of the Stevie awards from among the finalists the week of May 19th.
Nicknamed Stevie for the Greek word meaning ‘crowned,’ the American Business Awards design is from the same company that makes the Oscar® and other major awards. Stevie winners will be announced during a gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 12th. In keeping with their ‘green’ theme for this year’s event, a portion of each ticket sold for the gala will be contributed to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore that seeks to halt global warming by educating people that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.
About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.
Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include: FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, which will host a nationwide radio broadcast of the ceremonies, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
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