Sustainable Quality Award Winners
Presented in alphabetical order. Click on a letter below for a listing of winners.
Excellence in Social Responsibility, 2014
Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. Yahoo’s team in Santa Monica gives back to the local community through a variety of means, including: employing university students as summer interns; empowering community organizations through the Yahoo Employee Foundation; and partnering with community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Heal the Bay, Ocean Park Community Center, and the Special Olympics Southern California in the greater Santa Monica area.
Excellence Award in Stewardship of the Natural Environment, 2004
SQA Grand Prize, 2007
Yoga Works, located in Santa Monica for 20 years, is a sustainability leader in the yoga world. They offer employees, including yoga instructors, a range of benefits such as life insurance, health and 401K options. They go the extra green mile by requesting their current office supply company, Staples, to carry permanent lines of biodegradable cleaners. This made the products available to anycommercial customer. They offset their carbon emissions by supporting Prana’s Natural Power Initiative. They helped revitalize the north end of Main Street by opening the studio and renovating an old building into functioning office space.
SQA Grand Prize, 2013
yogitoes is a creative yoga products company making sustainable yoga tools that integrate need with design. The business offers products made with recycled content and interacts with the community through their Experience Lab, providing a retail space and a venue to host special events supporting environmental and wellness efforts. Team members have a voice on establishing partnerships with other companies. They also enjoy flexible schedules and many strong social benefits. yogitoes donates to a wide range of programs including the Santa Monica-based 5 Gyres Institute and San Quentin prisoners yoga and meditation programs.