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FMYI receives Portland BEST Award for Sustainable Practices

City of Portland Mayor Sam Adams presented the BEST Award to FMYI President Justin Yuen last night at the Nines Hotel. The Portland BEST Awards recognizes business leadership in environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

imageFMYI was selected the BEST practices winnerin the very small business category at the 20th annual (and final) BEST Awards presented by Sustainability at Work.

FMYI is a pioneer in the field of social collaboration software and integrates the triple bottom line (peopleplanet, and profit) into its operations and through use of FMYI’s platform, clients are able to reduce travel, commute more sustainability, and reduce shipping by sharing videos and manuals.

Other highlights: ‌

• Fully subsidized TriMet passes for all Portland-based employees

• Employees are able to work remotely

• A shared bike for employee use as the company vehicle

• Certified B Corporation

• 2011 Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

• City of Portland Sustainability at Work Gold Certified

• Reduced company travel 40% in 2011

While accepting the award last night, FMYI President Justin Yuen said, “It is an honor for us to be recognized by our peers. We’ve all learned from one another over the years and what I’m most looking forward to is helping all of us continue to share best practices and coordinate our efforts to continue to make Portland a triple bottom line leader.” The seven companies awarded last night represent leading practices and creative solutions in environmental, economic and social sustainability. FMYI would also like to congratulate the winners who were announced in the other categories: BEST Practices – Large: Purdy BEST Practices – Medium: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance BEST Practices – Small: Capital Pacific Bank Sustainable Food Systems: NatureBake – Oregon Grains bread Sustainable Services: GO Box Sustainable Products: Sustainable Northwest Wood The BEST Awards are presented by Sustainability at Work, a program of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in partnership with Energy Trust Oregon, Metro, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The City of Portland Press Release can be found here.

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