Tuesday, November 28, 2017

San Diego Port Honored

By Karen Robes Meeks

SANDAG has honored the Port of San Diego as a Gold Tier recipient of an iCommute Diamond Award for Excellence in Commute Programs for Fiscal Year 2017.

The iCommute Diamond Awards are bestowed annually on San Diego Regional employers to recognize their efforts in creating innovative programs that encourage employees to use alternative ways to commute.

The port has organized events and initiatives toward that efforts, such as hosting a Bike to Work Day, taking part in the iCommute Rideshare Corporate Challenge 2016, hosting a Health and Sustainability Fair, developing a reimbursement program for employees who use alternative transportation and offering an alternative workweek schedule.

“In accordance with the port’s Climate Action Plan, we work hard to develop programs that encourage the safekeeping of the environment,” said port chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama. “This award recognizes our efforts and highlights the many effective initiatives and events our Green Team launched to encourage port employees to opt for eco-friendly methods of transportation.”