Diamond Awards

The SANDAG Diamond Awards recognize organizations in the Employer Commuter Program for their accomplishments in promoting sustainable commute choices.

Employers earn Diamond Award points throughout the year by establishing commuter benefits programs, hosting commuter events, and encouraging employee behavior shifts toward sustainable transportation. There are four tiers of Diamond Awards recognition: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Employers in any industry or workforce size are eligible to participate in the complimentary Employer Commuter Program to be recognized at the annual Diamond Awards reception. To learn more about setting up a commuter program at your organization, email SustainableTransportation@sandag.org.

2023 Diamond Awards 

We recognized 118 employers at the 2023 Diamond Awards for their achievements in encouraging sustainable transportation. Platinum-tier recipients were responsible for:

  • Keeping 30,000 single-occupancy vehicles off the road
  • Reducing 844,000 vehicle miles traveled
  • Reducing their number of single-occupancy vehicle commutes six times the San Diego County average

We also recognized several of our region’s “super commuters” like Javier, a dedicated vanpool driver who has been commuting with 14 of his colleagues for more than 30 years at Watkins Wellness.