Autodesk regularly discloses details about its business practices, corporate culture, and sustainability performance to a number of rating and ranking organizations. This practice has resulted in Autodesk being recognized and selected for a number of ratings, rankings, indexes, and awards.
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Awards & Recognition
FORTUNE Magazine’s 2012 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For”
Autodesk was named to FORTUNE magazine's 2012 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the U.S. for the fourth time. In 2012, Autodesk ranked #52 on the list, up from #81 in 2006. The ranking is based upon a random employee survey, as well as an in depth evaluation of our company culture and benefits.
In addition, Autodesk has been consistently recognized as a top employer around the globe. Recent honors include:
EPA Recognizes Autodesk Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Purchasers
Autodesk Wins InfoWorld Green 15 Award for Sustainable IT Operations
IDG’s InfoWorld selected Autodesk among the top 15 companies embracing green technology. The Green 15 awards recognize the most innovative IT initiatives that boost energy efficiency, trim waste, and eliminate harmful substances. Autodesk was selected for its innovative use of worldwide virtual collaboration and telepresence technologies to cut costs, slash travel-related carbon emissions, and make bicoastal and global meetings more productive.
Fast Company Ranks Autodesk Sixth Most Innovative Company in Education
Autodesk was selected for its innovation in teaching mechanical engineering students the principles behind sustainable design. The Autodesk Sustainability Workshop provides free educational tools, such as videos and tutorials that illustrate how to put sustainable design theory to practice.
Autodesk Wins EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Gold Award for Innovative Green Booth Design
EXHIBITOR Magazine awarded the Autodesk Media & Entertainment tradeshow booth a Gold Award, calling it, “Sophisticated, detailed, and utterly green.” Autodesk uses its own software to design and build inspiring and inviting tradeshow booths that put sustainability front and center. The Media & Entertainment booth premiered at the National Association of Broadcasters Show.
Fast Company Names Autodesk’s Dawn Danby #1 Person to Follow on Twitter
Autodesk’s Dawn Danby, Sustainable Design Program Manager, was voted one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in 2009. In 2010, she topped the magazine’s list of people to follow on Twitter. “The design strategist tweets about her work, but mostly offers haiku-like messages,” says Fast Company.
Autodesk Rated Among Top Green Communicators by Eco Strategy Group
Autodesk was rated among the top 12 green communicators out of the 200 largest companies in the Bay Area. The report indicates that “The best communications include the most significant sustainability issues for the company and its stakeholders, and prioritize these topics appropriately.” Autodesk’s performance in the “materiality” category was rated as stellar.
Aspen Institute Selects Autodesk’s Emma Stewart as First Movers Fellow
Autodesk’s Emma Stewart, Senior Sustainability Program Lead, was one of 16 fellows chosen from around the world for her innovation in creating a Sustainable Design Living Lab to accelerate the greening of commercial buildings, and in implementing sustainability best practices across Autodesk’s operations.
Autodesk’s LEED Certified Office in Waltham Recognized for Innovative Building Construction
Autodesk used its own software to design its 61,000 square foot complex in Waltham, Massachusetts, which achieved LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors and LEED Gold certification for core shell. The building was recognized in this SMART 2020 report for employing the latest technology in energy efficient and control systems.
Autodesk’s LEED Certified Office in San Francisco Recognized for Innovative Design
Autodesk used its own software to design its facility at One Market in San Francisco, which achieved LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors. The design process utilized an innovative integrated project delivery (IPD) approach.