Jumpstart progress on key sustainability topics and earn bragging rights through these fun, friendly competitions.
2022 SOCIAL EQUITY SPRINT
Congratulations 2022 Social Equity Sprint Top Scorers!
Sustainable Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the Top Scorers of the inaugural Social Equity Sprint, a competition for businesses, organizations, and municipalities to jumpstart progress on social equity. Workplaces and communities are socially equitable when all members have the opportunity to engage, prosper, and reach their full potential.
Following are the Top Scorers, as well as the runners up, from each category:
- Top Scorer: Trademark Threads: 71.3% of points earned
- Runner Up: 3R Sustainability 66.7% of points earned
- Top Scorer: Bike Share Pittsburgh: 99.5% of points earned
- Runner Up: Topaz Thimble: 87.2% of points earned
- Top Scorer: City of Scranton, 66.1% of points earned
- Runner Up: Millersburg Borough, 24.8% points earned
- Top Scorer: Allegheny General Hospital Cafeteria, 32.3% points earned
- Runner Up: Nancy’s Revival Diner, 21.3% points earned
During the Social Equity Sprint, organizations across southwestern Pennsylvania competed against peers and took point-earning actions in areas covering operations, hiring and promotions, accessibility, procurement, and more. The competition ran from November 2022 through February 2023. Twenty-four participating organizations took more than 1,400 actions toward advancing social equity in their workplaces and communities.
Businesses in the top twenty five percent for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have bottom lines that outperform their peers. Overall, organizations with demonstrated diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies foster innovation, gain an edge for top talent, and see a correlation to stronger financial benefits. Municipalities that prioritize social equity not only enjoy these operational benefits, but also build value for their residential and business communities via policies and plans that support accessible main streets; ensure affordable housing for all; celebrate cultural diversity through tourism, public art, and community events; and many others.
What is a Sustainable Pittsburgh Sprint?
Sustainable Pittsburgh Sprints enable organizations to compete against peers in earning points for actions that advance social equity, carbon-emissions reduction, or another critical topic. Any workplace, from any sector and at any stage of sustainability advancement, is encouraged to be part of these three- or six-month bursts. Organizations can rally employees toward quick progress, track performance against peers through Sprint leaderboards, and earn recognition as sustainability leaders.
Value to our Region
Organizations that prioritize sustainability are employers and partners of choice, contributing to more vibrant, equitable communities and a healthy environment.
Value to Participating Organizations
Whether your organization is new to sustainability or more advanced in its practices, Sprints offer tools, resources, and connections to advance progress in an essential focus area.