Boston – NEI General Contracting announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Corporate Citizenship Award from the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). As one of the top charitable contributors to Massachusetts nonprofits during the 2021 calendar year, NEI was honored at the BBJ’s 17th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Sept. 8 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.
The BBJ annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities. This year, 95 companies have qualified for the distinction. The honorees include companies from such industry sectors as financial and professional services, health care, technology, retail, and professional sports.
“The past couple of years has presented companies and communities with many challenges, and the needs have continued to grow. It is with honor that we present our list of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts – companies who gave $100,000 or more to Mass.-based charities in 2021. Collectively, they gave $322 million in cash contributions, a true example of the business community coming together to help those in need,” said BBJ market president and publisher, Carolyn Jones.
NEI prioritizes equity and inclusion with initiatives that are designed to engage and maximize the participation of diverse local contractors and community-based workforce on all of its construction projects. To this end, NEI partners with a number of local organizations such as Metro Housing Boston, The Neighborhood Developers, Urban Edge Housing Corp., Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp., Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp., and others.
“To be ranked with Massachusetts’ most philanthropic companies is an honor, and one we work hard to achieve,” said Josef Rettman, president of NEI. “We are dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen and a positive force enhancing our communities.”