BECU received the Diamond Ring award for the second time. The Diamond Ring is awarded to companies that continue to excel year after year. BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and the fourth largest in the US. BECU has goals and strategies in place to become completely carbon neutral by 2035 – the year of its 100th anniversary. The employee commute program plays a large part in their plans. From 2007 to 2013, BECU reduced its carbon footprint by 160 metric tons of CO2 while, during the same time frame, it added 100 employees.
BECU continues to support and enhance its Commute Trip Reduction program in an economic climate where other companies are still cutting back. BECU offers every employee a fully subsidized ORCA Passport card which provides unlimited rides on all Puget Sound bus and rail systems. They also provide personalized commute trip planning to help employees find the best commute mode available.