CHICAGO, IL (January 10, 2024) – Sphera, a leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, has been named on Built In’s Best Large Places to Work in Chicago list for the third consecutive year.

Sphera, headquartered in Chicago, has been in a period of continued growth and expansion with more than 7,000 customers and a million-plus users in over 80 countries. In 2021, global investment firm Blackstone completed its investment in Sphera, enabling Sphera to pursue strategic partnerships, innovate its offerings and expand its workforce. Sphera is a proud partner of Blackstone Career Pathways, a program that helps recruit, develop and advance historically untapped talent through increased access to jobs and career advancement opportunities within Blackstone’s portfolio companies.

Sphera’s company culture is centered around a core set of values aimed at fostering a collaborative environment based on an open exchange of ideas. Colleague engagement and employee-led initiatives are integral to Sphera’s culture. The company has Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs), which are created by colleagues for colleagues to provide a forum for networking and discussion on issues that matter to them. Sphera also has programs, including an annual community day focused on safety and sustainability, that align to the company’s mission, excite the teams globally about working for Sphera and enable them to give back to their local communities.

“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. “People are at the center of our success and are the driving force of our mission to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world. We strive to cultivate a collaborative, diverse and inclusive work environment. We offer training and development opportunities to equip our employees with tools and resources that will help them grow within the organization and contribute to solving challenges around them.”

The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprises, 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 and benefits. 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 DEI and other people-first cultural offerings.

“I’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2024 Best Places to Work winners,” said Maria Christopoulos Katris, Founder and CEO, Built In. “I am truly inspired by these companies that have risen to the challenge of fostering a positive work environment, maintaining a strong brand and ensuring employee satisfaction. The future is filled with promise and we are so excited to see what lies ahead.”

About Built In

Built In is creating the largest candidate generation 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 thousands of innovative companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them reach otherwise hard-to-hire tech professionals.

About Built In’s Best Places to Work

Built In’s annual Best Places to Work program honors companies 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. Best Places to Work is distinct because its algorithm selects tech companies that build their offerings specifically around what tech professionals value in a workplace. Winners are announced in early January 2024.

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 7,000 customers and a million-plus users in 80 countries to help companies keep their people safe, their products sustainable and their operations productive.

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