O.C. Tanner Recognized as Evergreen Company of the Year by Tugboat Institute

Salt Lake City, July 3, 2024 – O.C. Tanner, the global authority for strengthening organizational culture through meaningful employee recognition, was recently recognized by Tugboat Institute as an Evergreen Company of the Year for its leadership and impact in society.

The Tugboat Institute is an organization dedicated to supporting companies that create a long-term difference in society. Recently, Tugboat Institute announced its inaugural Best Evergreen Companies List, which consists of 24 purpose-driven companies from all industries. The companies on the list exemplify excellence in building and scaling enduring and market-leading businesses that positively impact their employees, customers, suppliers, communities, and families. In addition to this list, the Tugboat Institute awarded O.C. Tanner as the first Evergreen Company of the Year, an award given to the company that embodies Evergreen values.

“Our purpose is to help people thrive at work,” said Scott Sperry, O.C. Tanner CEO and president. “I'm proud to work alongside a team and with clients that truly believe in this mission. The Tugboat Institute has been a wonderful resource that aligns in mission and determination to creating a lasting impact on the world. Thank you to Dave and the whole Tugboat organization for recognizing O.C. Tanner with this great honor.”

The Evergreen 7Ps principles are the defining characteristics of Evergreen companies that reflect the company's character and long-term strategy tenets. The 7Ps include purpose, perseverance, people first, private, profitable, paced growth, and pragmatic innovation.

"We are incredibly proud to honor O.C. Tanner as the inaugural Evergreen Company of the Year,” said Dave Whorton, CEO, Tugboat Institute. “, O.C. Tanner’s founding vision to build a lasting company rooted in the Evergreen 7Ps principles has been carried forward with remarkable dedication and excellence. Their profound impact on their employees, their customers, and their community is truly inspiring. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dave Petersen, former CEO and current Vice Chair of the Board, and the entire O.C. Tanner team for this well-deserved recognition.”

This announcement follows O.C. Tanner’s recent appointment of Scott Sperry as the company’s fifth CEO in its 97-year history. To learn more about O.C. Tanner’s leadership team and commitment to helping organizations strengthen their corporate cultures, please visit O.C. Tanner's website.

About O.C. Tanner

O.C. Tanner is the global leader in software and services that improve workplace culture through meaningful employee recognition experiences. Our Culture Cloud employee recognition platform helps millions of people thrive at work.

Our team of more than 1,600 programmers, researchers, designers, client professionals, and craftspeople hail from 58 countries and speak 62 languages. Together, we create the technology, tools, and awards that help our clients shape productive work environments, drive innovation, and fuel positive business results. Learn more at octanner.com.

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