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O.C. Tanner at a glance.

O.C. Tanner develops strategic employee recognition and reward solutions that help people accomplish and appreciate great work.

  • Founded in 1927, pioneered the recognition industry, privately held
  • Chair of the Board, Carolyn Tanner Irish
  • Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom; and Mumbai, India. Global offices in Frankfurt, Mexico City, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo
  • Thousands of clients in 150 countries
  • Ranked number 61 on the 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, along with 29 of our clients
  • Serving 26 Fortune 100 companies including DOW Chemical, Caterpillar Inc., and Chevron
  • 1,600+ employees from 59 countries of national origin
  • Award partnerships with over 800 top name brands
  • 5.1 million awards delivered to 19 million users worldwide annually
  • Thousands of hand-crafted symbolic awards, and 99.1% on time delivery

Mission: “We help companies appreciate people who do great work. Because celebrating great work inspires people to invent, to create, to discover. And when people are inspired, companies grow.”


We will lead the recognition industry in researching and sharing insights around the universal human need to create value and be appreciated. We will apply these insights and serve our clients in ways that grow their people, their brands, and their bottom lines by aligning multiple programmes into strategic global appreciation solutions tailored to their individual cultures. 

Innovation And Leadership

  • Yearbook™, our latest web and print-on-demand technology, reinvented service awards for the 21st century by allowing leaders and peers to create personalised, one-of-a-kind keepsakes to celebrate each service anniversary. 
  • Our SaaS and cloud-based technologies support social appreciation tools that help clients globally celebrate 100 recognition moments a minute, every minute of every day. 
  • We lead the industry in one-of-a-kind manufacturing capabilities that include cutting edge 3-D CAD design, sophisticated laser technology, and precision milling machines, that help us create over 6000 unique symbolic awards and trophies daily.
  • O.C. Tanner’s Wall of Fame social technology enables recognition to flow up, down, and sideways, peer-to-peer, leader-to-peer, and more, to broadcast recognition company-wide.
  • Our Smarts™ analytics suite allows admins to filter and access big data gathered from recognition programmes in more flexible and creative ways than any other recognition provider. So organisations can use real-time numbers to manage programmes, people, and performance.
  • We founded the annual Executive Recognition Summit attended by senior executives from around the world to share industry best practices and recognition breakthroughs.
  • Recently commissioned global studies include the Towers Watson Global Recognition study; Great Work, Global Awards, Performance, and Years Of Service Studies by Cicero Group; and The O.C. Tanner Study of Award-Winning Work which included The Forbes Insights Study. 
  • Insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work led to the New York Times bestseller, Great Work: how to make a difference people love by David Sturt and the O.C. Tanner Institute.
  • The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, an endowed lectureship at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and the universities of Utah, Michigan, and California, was established by Obert C. Tanner to “contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind”. 


1930 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
United States of America
(800) 453-7490
+1 801 486 2430

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Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East
Mumbai - 400059
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The Platina, B-Block, 206 - 207,
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Hyderabad, Telangana 500032
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4200 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario L7L4Y8
(800) 668-7227
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6A Imprimo Park Lenthall Road
Loughton, Essex IG10 3UF
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