I am deeply honored to share that Mapbox has been recognized on Fast Company's fourth annual list of Best Workplaces for innovators. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world - and Mapbox came in at No. 59 this year.
This is an award that truly recognizes the strength of our people and their creativity, dedication, and commitment to our company values.
We have many things to be proud of including a revolutionary electric vehicle offering that transforms the EV-owning experience, a dedicated Community team that equips innovators within nonprofits and underserved communities, and investments in growing our inclusive company culture that champions innovation. Just to summarize a few of these achievements:
Within the last year, a cross-functional team of passionate Mapbox employees came together to develop a new product that would improve the driving experience in electric vehicles (EVs). The resulting Mapbox EV Routing solution equips automakers and app developers to help drivers find the most efficient routes that intelligently account for charging locations, charging times, changing traffic conditions and other factors. By improving the experience of driving and owning an EV, saving drivers time and money, and using charging infrastructure more efficiently, Mapbox is making crucial contributions to the transition to electric vehicles for consumers and commercial fleets.
For over five years, the Mapbox Community Team has led initiatives to apply Mapbox products and the pro bono time and expertise of employees to drive positive social and environmental impact. This includes partnering with hundreds of nonprofits, volunteer organizations, and educational institutions to help them apply the best mapping and navigation tools to advance their work —from climate change modeling to disaster response to distributing vaccines and public health information.
As a global company with employees in North America, Europe, and Asia, we have embraced remote-work across our team, updating policies, benefits, and championing Employee Resource Groups to best support employees and build communities wherever they live. A deeply rooted culture of asynchronous communication enables innovators across teams and geographies to collaborate.
This special recognition from Fast Company is a particularly meaningful acknowledgement of the hard work and incredible achievements of the entire organization. I am so proud of our team, and I know that it is a big responsibility—not just to the team here at Mapbox, but also to the entire tech industry—to continually push for diversity and inclusion to fuel innovation. We'll continue that work, and we hope others join us.