2023 Awards - Year in Review

2023 Awards Blog

Our motive power solutions have long been the pride of the people who have researched and developed, made, and used them. To honor our people and the numerous contributions made throughout the last year, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on the 2023 accomplishments. 

America’s Most Responsible Companies Award 

Awarded by Newsweek in partnership with Statista—a global research and data firm—this accolade highlights the most responsible corporations in America today. For the second year, the Hawker Powersource, Inc. parent company, EnerSys, made the grade.

Judged primarily along three key metrics for corporate responsibility—Environmental, Social, and Governance—this award recognizes integrity and the innovations that make the world a better place. 

In receiving this award, we couldn’t be in better company alongside Merck & Co, Cisco Systems, General Mills, and Microsoft. As global leaders in lithium-ion and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries, our technology speaks to our environmental commitment and our dedication to powering the supply chain intelligently.

Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year Award 2023

Since 1999, the news and analysis service Environmental Finance has reported on groundbreaking companies and sustainable corporate practices. As part of their mission, Environmental Finance chooses one company each year to receive its Energy Efficiency Initiative award

In 2023, a panel of 40 investors and industry experts chose Hawker Powersource, Inc. parent company, EnerSys. The deciding factor for the judges was the EnerSys Operating System (EOS)—a lean management program designed to identify, reduce, or eliminate excess waste and associated costs across operations. 

EOS is a resounding demonstration of our commitment to sustainability and efficiency. By making simple changes here and there (such as replacing cardboard boxes with wooden crates), we’ve produced less waste, implemented conservation practices, and lowered operating expenses.

But the EOS is more than just a handful of clever decisions—it’s quickly become a primary driver of company culture, a question on everyone’s mind about how we do better, be more responsible, and create a brighter future.

U.S. Department of Energy Better Practice Award 2023

In addition to the Energy Efficiency Initiative Award, the HAWKER® Richmond, Kentucky Manufacturing facility was also acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Energy with their Better Practice Award for practices stemming from the EOS lean management program. 

As a framework for continuous improvement, our lean management system touches everyone in the organization—our employees, our shareholders, and our customers. We’ve made doing the right thing integral to doing business, and the Department of Energy recognized the impact we’re making.

Award winners must demonstrate industry-leading accomplishments in several sustainable verticals, including decarbonization, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and waste reduction. But simply making these changes isn’t enough to put you on the shortlist. 

Responsible company practices must be of a certain magnitude, must be replicable across the organization, and must foster health, wellness, diversity, and community engagement. 

At HAWKER®, we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the EOS. We look forward to making even more necessary changes that achieve these noble goals.


Partner With HAWKER® For All Your Motive Power Needs in 2024!

To solve the biggest challenges of today, we must consider the challenges of tomorrow.  At HAWKER®, we’re dedicated to sustainability, inclusivity, cost reduction, and innovation—not just to keep expenses down, but to keep corporate responsibility high.

Join a conscientious team of material handling pros by finding a HAWKER® dealer near you or exploring our motive power solutions today.

To Our Customers, Our Employees, & Our Peers: Thank You!

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the dedication and commitment of so many. From the bottom of our hearts, the HAWKER® family thanks our dedicated employees, dealers, and customers. To learn what we can do for your operation, contact us today. With our new Quick Ship Program, we can deliver the batteries you need within 24 hours!