Diamond Awards

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The iCommute Diamond Awards recognize employers in the San Diego region who have made strides to promote alternative commute choices in the workplace. Congratulations to the latest Diamond Awards recipients.

Diamond Awards employers help people get to work or school without adding traffic to the region’s roads and freeways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve mobility. This is accomplished by promoting alternatives to driving alone: vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, take transit, telework, try a compressed workweek schedule, or a combination of these. Some organizations also provide their employees with incentives, subsidies, or pre-tax deductions to support their participation in eligible programs.

The Diamond Awards program recognizes employers as they work through stages of their commuter benefits program. The program is based on a points system tied to employer involvement, Corporate Challenge participation, and shifts in employee commute choices. In addition to recognition at the various point levels, all Diamond Awards employers are recognized at an annual SANDAG Board Meeting and in an agency press release.

Employers of all sizes are encouraged to participate in the complimentary SANDAG iCommute employer services program to be eligible for Diamond Awards. There are four tiers of Diamond Awards recognition: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

In the past, Diamond Awards was an annual recognition opportunity with several award categories for organizations and individuals — recognizing those who demonstrated a commitment to promoting sustainable transportation choices in their workplace, school, community, or through their own commuting practices. 

The SANDAG iCommute Diamond Awards has recognized outstanding commuter programs since 2002. View the list of previous winners. We applaud these organizations and individuals and encourage all employers to adopt the new Diamond Awards program, work with the iCommute team to continuously improve employee transportation programs, and be recognized for your accomplishments.

If you would like assistance setting up a commuter program at your organization or if you would like more information, please call 511 and say ”iCommute” or email employersupport@sandag.org, and an employer representative will assist you.

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