This past week, several members of WP Engine’s Employee Experience team joined 600-plus individuals at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Central Texas for RecognizeGood’s 15th annual Ethics in Business & Community Awards. The ceremony aims to recognize outstanding ethical business practices to encourage the partnership between business and community in order to make Central Texas stronger.

WP Engine is honored to have received an award for ethics in business and community for mid-size businesses. Nominations were made through RecognizeGood’s community, then vetted by business students at Concordia University, followed by a final selection committee of distinguished Leadership Austin alumni. Past winners of this award have included Silicon Labs, 3M, Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas, and IBM.

WP Engine’s Hans Armknecht (Performance & Leadership Development Manager), April Downing (CFO), and Erin Barber (Sr. Director of Employee Experience) accept RecognizeGood’s top award for ethics in business and community.

Part of WP Engine’s core values is to “do the right thing.” This includes doing what’s right for the company, the customer, and being proud of each decision that’s made. In addition, WP Engine’s values revolve around giving back to the WordPress community through a number of ways that allow us to grow and thrive with one another. It is through these values that we make decisions and hold ourselves accountable.

“Ethics for us is really about alignment with our core values,” said WP Engine’s CFO April Downing. You can watch her full interview with RecognizeGood below:

About RecognizeGood:
RecognizeGood is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals and organizations to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout greater Austin. There are several active programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple –the illumination of GOOD in our community.

The mission of RecognizeGood is to elevate the spirit of community by catalyzing a movement of good deeds and unselfish charity through recognizing, rewarding and promoting good in our businesses and the communities in which they reside.