50 companies have risen from the constantly evolving and ever-challenging business environment to earn the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023, including Salt River Project (SRP).
“Most Admired Companies is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” says Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine and co-founded the Most Admired Companies program with the team from BestCompaniesAZ. “To be called a Most Admired Company, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership; corporate culture; innovation; customer relations; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs.”
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be recognized at a celebration dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Top Arizona executive: Jim Pratt, general manager and CEO
What it does: Energy and water provider for Arizona
Community impact: In 2022, SRP supported the community with $4.5 million in monetary and in-kind contributions to more than 300 nonprofit organizations. Additionally, 362 employees logged nearly 30,000 volunteer hours, and 200 employees served on nonprofit and civic boards. SRP employees collectively donated $1.7 million through the employee-giving Boosters campaign.
Innovation: Last year, SRP prioritized the innovation of additional renewable resources by finalizing carbon-free power purchase agreements, extending existing battery storage agreements and initiating the procurement process for new solar. Additionally, the company introduced a supplier onboarding tool to prequalify suppliers based on sustainability criteria for all formal RFPs.
Most Admired Companies of 2023
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Canyon State Electric
Circle the City
Colliers in Arizona
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
JE Dunn Construction
Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Salt River Project
The James Agency
U-Haul International, Inc.
WillScot Mobile Mini