Virginia Beach, Va. – Aug. 13, 2021 – Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Hampton Roads Top Workplaces by Inside Business.
This annual award recognizes companies that go above and beyond to create a positive working environment for their employees by providing a motivational workplace that makes their lives easier, allows time for fun, supports community involvement and work-life balance. This is the second time VNG has been named to the Top Workplace list.
“We are proud to receive this recognition for a second time,” said Robert Duvall, president of Virginia Natural Gas. “This award speaks to the culture at Virginia Natural Gas which is built on mutual respect, inclusiveness and safety, as well as keeping customers at the center of everything we do. Our team members made this honor possible and what they do every day reflects on our community and customers we serve.”
The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection, to name a few.
VNG had an impressive 77% participation rate from team members, who expressed their overall satisfaction working for the company with safety being the most popular word used to describe the company’s values and culture.
"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."
About Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Natural Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas service to more than 300,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeast Virginia. Consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the company also has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for its safety, innovation, environmental stewardship, community outreach and educational programs, and has been named Local Distribution Company of the Year four times since 2015. The company has been ranked by its business customers as one of the most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry according to Cogent Reports, and as one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. For more information, visit virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.