The ABC Delaware Diversity Committee presents two awards annually to ABC member companies who embrace diversity on a variety of levels.
The 2012 Diversity Utilization Award is presented to Pettinaro Construction Company. This award is presented to the ABC Delaware member company that exhibits the highest level of procurement with diverse vendors including diverse suppliers are certified by Delaware’s Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises and are defined as businesses that are owned by Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, women, as well as veterans and people with disabilities; and does company communication to include supplier diversity in requests for proposals (RFPs) as well as providing mentoring to suppliers and, in cases were possible.
Diversity & Culture in the Workplace Award 2012 winner is Seiberlich Trane Energy Services. This award is presented to the ABC Delaware Member company that expresses the highest level of commitment to diversity & culture in their workplace including: CEO Commitment (examine the CEO’s personal involvement in diversity, how she/he holds executives accountable for diversity success and board-of-director demographics); Human Capital (includes standards/employee policies on work/life benefits and recruitment strategies, including people with disabilities, provided educational & outreach workshops on culture and diversity); and Corporate/Organizational Communications & Outreach (external factors as philanthropic contributions, multicultural marketing, web-site communication of diversity branding, and outreach/assistance with resource organizations involved with diversity initiatives and joint ventures initiatives with: Small BusinessEnterprise (SBE); Service Disable Vetrans; Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE); Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE); Women-Owned Business Enterprise; (WBE); Veteran and Service Disabled (VSD); 8-A; Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)).