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Sphera Honored in Built In’s 2023 Best Places to Work Awards

Sphera Editorial Team

Leading global ESG firm recognized as one of the 100 Best Large Places to Work in Chicago by Built In for the second year running

CHICAGO, IL (January 11, 2023) – Sphera®, a leading global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, has been honored in Built In’s 2023 Best Places to Work Awards as announced by the technology platform today. Specifically, Sphera has again been named on the Best Large Places to Work in Chicago list.

Sphera, headquartered in Chicago, has been in a period of significant growth and currently spans over 80 countries with more than 6,700 customers. In 2021, global investment firm Blackstone completed its investment in Sphera, enabling Sphera to pursue strategic partnerships, innovate its offerings and expand its workforce. Through its combination of software as a service (SaaS), consulting services, proprietary ESG and sustainability data and a world-class team of safety, sustainability and productivity experts, Sphera is working to help solve some of the most important challenges facing the world today.

“We are excited to once again be recognized as one of Built In’s 100 Best Large Places to Work in Chicago,” said Paul Marushka, Sphera’s CEO and president. “Sphera’s company culture is centered around a core set of values aimed at creating an engaged, dedicated and diverse workforce and fostering a collaborative environment based on an open exchange of ideas. Providing programs, such as our annual community days focused on safety and sustainability, that excite our teams globally about working for Sphera and enable us to give back to local communities is critical to our mission of creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world.”

The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to those in the enterprise, and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies in large tech markets across the U.S. Built In determines the winners of Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits and companywide programming. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, programs for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and other people-first cultural offerings.

“It’s my honor to congratulate this year’s Best Places to Work winners,” says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “These exemplary companies understand their people are their most valuable asset, and they’ve stepped up to meet the modern professional’s new expectations, including the desire to work for companies that deliver purpose, growth and inclusion. These winners set the stage for a human-centered future of work, and we can’t wait to see that future unfold.”

About Sphera

Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management (ORM), Product Stewardship and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). For more than 30 years, we have served over 6,700 customers and a million-plus users in 80 countries to help companies keep their people safe, their products sustainable and their operations productive. Learn more about Sphera at Follow Sphera on  LinkedIn.

About Built In

Built In is creating the largest platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, millions of the industry’s most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, learn skills to accelerate their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves 2,000 customers, innovative companies ranging from startups to those in the Fortune 500. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them hire otherwise hard-to-reach tech professionals

About Built In’s Best Places to Work

Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fifth year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Startup Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 100 Best Large Places to Work and Editor’s Choice: 100 Best Hybrid Places to Work. The program honors companies – remote, hybrid and in-office – with the best total rewards packages across the U.S. and in the following tech hubs: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

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