Gas South Named Inaugural Recipient of goBeyondProfit Champion Award
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Today Gas South was named the inaugural winner of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. This honor is given to companies who exhibit exemplary efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.
Gas South was nominated for exhibiting decisive leadership and clear strategy to implement its purpose, “Be a Fuel for Good.” Leadership made a pledge to give 5% of profits to help children in need and then intentionally empowered their people to execute. Their focus on community empowerment is evidenced by their investment and multi-layered efforts to tackle underlying barriers to children’s ability to thrive.
“Gas South’s journey has been decisive and creative,” explained goBeyondProfit founder Rick Jackson. “We hope it’s inspiring to businesses of all sizes to embrace an idea, infuse associates with its energy, and empower their employees and customers to live it.”
Gas South President and CEO Kevin Greiner accepted the honor personally on October 8. “We believe we have an obligation to help those in need to ensure stronger more resilient communities,” Greiner said. “Our pledge to invest 5% of our profits for children in need underscores this commitment and leads to stronger communities. I’ve learned that delivering on a clear purpose articulation is extremely powerful for building a positive company culture so the whole approach translates into a stronger business, too.”
To read a complete profile of the Gas South honor, visit https://www.gobeyondprofit.org/champion/.
Unlike countless awards honoring corporate or individual generosity alone, the goBeyondProfit Champion designation honors companies for community outreach benefitting both the community and their business. To access the nomination form and submit a goBeyondProfit Champion nomination, visit the goBeyondProfit website.
goBeyondProfit was launched by business leaders, for business leaders, as a visible statewide alliance providing peer and expert insights into elevating community engagement for highest business and community impacts. Every Georgia business, from sole proprietors to Fortune 500s, are invited to join the 550+ members of the goBeyondProfit initiative. Visit www.gobeyondprofit.org.
Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in competitive markets throughout the southeastern U.S. The company serves more than 300,000 residential, business and governmental customers. Since 2016, Gas South as been recognized as one of the “Top Workplaces in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For more information, visit www.GasSouth.com.