AVANGRID Honors Its Business Partners
Supplier Awards Recognize Vital Role of Business Community
Rochester, N.Y. – AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) celebrated the contributions and achievements of its business partners at its first annual Supplier Recognition Event on Wednesday.
Approximately 250 business community members, from across multiple states, turned out for the awards ceremony at the Strathallan Hotel on Wednesday, as AVANGRID presented awards to entrepreneurs and executives who supply a wide variety of products and services to AVANGRID and its companies across the United States. The event recognized suppliers that have shown commitment and have provided value to AVANGRID’s strategic plan.
“As we prepare to celebrate the 240th anniversary of our nation’s independence this July 4, we recognize the important role that our business community plays in preserving America’s legacy as a land of prosperity and opportunity,” said James P. Torgerson, AVANGRID Chief Executive Officer. “Each of these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our business partners, whose efforts have helped AVANGRID emerge as a leader in providing innovative, clean and reliable energy to customers and communities across the United States.”
Burns and McDonnell was selected as Supplier of the Year, recognizing the company’s performance, agility and commitment to cooperate.
Six other awards were also presented, reflecting key corporate values such as innovation, sustainability, storm excellence, diversity and others. The winners were:
- Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility – Sevenson Environmental
- Storm Excellence – Lucas Tree Company
- Environmental Stewardship – TRC
- Health and Safety – Black and Veatch
- Supplier Innovation – Wanzek Construction
- Diverse Supplier of the Year – Sheen & Shine
- Prime Supplier of the Year – General Cable
Business partners were nominated by various AVANGRID companies and winners were selected by a steering committee, as well as representatives of the AVANGRID purchasing team.
In addition to issuing the awards, the recognition event provided an opportunity for AVANGRID’s leadership team to inform main suppliers and media about the company and its 2016 business plan; to demonstrate its local commitment; and to reinforce its principles of sustainability, environmental responsibility, health and safety, and diversity.
AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with $31 billion in assets and operations in 25 states. The company operates regulated utilities and electricity generation through two primary lines of business. Avangrid Networks includes eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates 6.3 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, across the United States. AVANGRID employs 7,000 people. The company was formed by a merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation in 2015. IBERDROLA, S.A. (Madrid: IBE), a worldwide leader in the energy industry, owns 81.5% of AVANGRID. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs more than 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.
With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.