The GEO Awards
The GEO Awards were designed to celebrate excellence by honoring impressive companies from around the globe who truly demonstrate their leadership and dedication to their employee stock plans. Winning companies are recognized for designing, communicating, or offering programs that allow millions of employees worldwide to participate in their company's share plan.
The mission of GEO is to provide all members with an opportunity to meet and learn from one another. The GEO Awards are just another form of sharing information. Winners represent both extremely large multinationals as well as smaller companies from various industries and countries. An independent panel of Judges carefully review each submission and select those that deserve to receive a prestigious GEO Award. Our Judges represent different views from within our industry to ensure that award submissions are thoroughly evaluated.
After ten years, we reflect on the companies that have won awards. Past winners represent multiple countries and include such large companies as Accenture, Michelin, Cisco, Vodafone, and Starbucks. Some are smaller companies such as Axcan Pharma and Xansa. Regardless of size or budget, companies can design and provide interesting share plan programs. By challenging ourselves, whether we are advisors or issuers, to create the most effective programs - we have a major impact on many lives.
The 2012 GEO Award and Star Recipients