Foundation Financial Group Named EcoLeader

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The Alliance for Workplace Excellence has named Foundation Financial Group one of the 2012 EcoLeadership award winners.

Foundation Financial Group EcoLeadership Winner AWE

Foundation Financial Group EcoLeadership Winner

“We have a commitment to our employees and to each other to make the world a better place,” said Foundation Financial Group’s CEO Mark W. Boyer.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence has named Foundation Financial Group one of the 2012 EcoLeadership award winners.

The EcoLeadership Award was launched in 2009 and honors companies that recognize the importance of environmental sustainability and that demonstrate a commitment to being eco-friendly. Foundation Financial Group was selected because the company is dedicated to the environment in waste minimization, energy demand and supply, building operations and pollution prevention.

“We have a commitment to our employees and to each other to make the world a better place,” said Foundation Financial Group’s CEO Mark W. Boyer. “We have had huge success with Project Sequoia, our environmental corporate sustainability program, and we continue to make strides in reducing Foundation Financial Group’s carbon footprint.”

Project Sequoia is Foundation Financial Group’s fully secure, integrated, paperless document management system that includes an entirely paperless origination, processing, shipping and storage process for all of Foundation Financial Group’s affiliates. Since its inception in 2011, Project Sequoia has improved efficiency and time management at Foundation Financial Group.

In conjunction with Project Sequoia, Foundation Financial Group also uses a paperless hiring system that will save the company $25,000 previously spent on paper and printer cartridges. Replacing the paper-intensive processes are eSignatures for loan paperwork, a new document storage process and adoption of signature capture pads used in the hiring process. Foundation Financial Group has also implemented the use of ceramic mugs and 16-ounce drinking cups that have replaced Styrofoam cups, a move that saves about 21,000 cups per month.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host its annual awards luncheon from on June 11, 2012 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. At this event, 73 businesses will be honored and more than 500 area business executives are expected to attend; 28 companies will be receiving the EcoLeadership Award.

The Alliance has recognized best places to work for the past 12 years, distinguishing health and wellness trailblazers and EcoLeaders dedicated to creating sustainable workplaces.

About The Alliance for Workplace Excellence
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence provides a portfolio of services that allow employers to build excellent places to work. Recognizing existing Excellent Places to Work, Health & Wellness Trailblazers and EcoLeaders throughout the mid-Atlantic region is one component of the Alliance’s mission. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Montgomery County, Maryland and Discovery Communications, Inc.

About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services companies, specializes in mortgage lending, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement services, personal taxes and corporate tax services. Foundation Financial Group operates seven regional centers as well as a branch network of retail storefronts across the Midwest. Foundation Financial Group offers mortgage refinancing and first-time buyer lending through traditional financing, as well as Federal Housing Administration and other government-backed home loan programs. Foundation Financial Group enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest accreditation the BBB gives, and an industry-leading Federal Housing Administration compare ratio. For more information, call 866-334-1001 or ffg.com.

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