The following is a selection of recent awards and recognitions the company has received.
2016 Governor’s Arts Awards
Due to both monetary and volunteer support, APS was recognized as a top corporate supporter of the arts by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts and the Office of the Governor.
Forbes America’s Best Employers List
APS was included in Forbes America’s Best Employers List of 2016. Being included among America’s Best Employers demonstrates a number of attributes that make APS a great place to work, including the career opportunities we offer our employees, our engaging workplace and our deep community involvement.
EPA/ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award
2016 marked the seventh year in a row that the EPA awarded APS with its highest honor–the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award–for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
AICCAZ Corporate Partner of the Year
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) recognized APS as Corporate Partner of the Year. The award honors corporate partners for outstanding work with the Arizona Native American community, support of the chamber and participation in chamber events.
Innovation in Visual Analytics Award
APS received industry recognition for its analytics strategy by Space-Time Insight World Inc. The award highlights the efforts of the Enterprise Analytics Initiative being driven by the Technology Innovation and Integration organization.
2015 Top Military Friendly Employers – G.I. Jobs Magazine
For the second time, G.I. Jobs magazine recognized APS as one of “America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.” The company ranked 64th on the list and joined U-Haul International as one of two Arizona companies ranked as “Military Friendly.” Criteria included the strength of military-recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies toward National Guard and Reserve service. Twenty percent of APS employees are veterans.
2015 Most Trusted Brands in the United States
APS was named the second most trusted brand among the largest utilities in the U.S. by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International. The report, "Commercial Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement," surveyed more than 25,000 residential utility customers of the 59 largest U.S. utilities–electric, natural gas and combination–and measured the overall customer engagement relationship, including company reputation, advocacy, customer focus, community support, communication effectiveness, environmental dedication and reliability.
Edison Electric Institute’s Innovation Award
At its recent Supplier Diversity Conference, Edison Electric Institute recognized APS with the Innovation Award. This award recognizes the recipient for its innovative approach in crafting a supplier diversity program that strengthens the program’s processes, and for innovation that positively affects its outreach effort to diverse suppliers.