Advanced Drainage Systems recognized for sustainability, communication

July 17, 2023
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. was honored by the 21st Annual American Business Awards, Fast Compony’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards, and Communicator Awards.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) announced that it was honored by multiple organizations for its efforts to advance sustainability and corporate responsibility through its business practices.

The company received recognition across three programs: it won the Gold Stevie® Award as Company of the Year in two categories as part of The 21st Annual American Business Awards; placed as a finalist in Fast Company's 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards; and won two awards of distinction in the Communicator Awards.

"The ADS team is driven by a commitment to take plastics out of the waste stream, recycling that plastic and transforming it into pipe that protects our most precious resource: water," said Scott Barbour, ADS president and CEO. "We are honored to be recognized by both The American Business Awards and Fast Company for our work and success in these initiatives. I thank our dedicated ADS teams, who innovate every day to deliver results for our stakeholders and the communities we serve."

21st Annual American Business Awards

ADS was awarded the lone Gold Stevie® Award as Company of the Year in both the Materials and Construction category and the Large Manufacturing category in The 21st Annual American Business Awards® on April 27. ADS was also honored for achievement in corporate social responsibility and environment, social and governance with two Silver Stevie® Awards.

Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards

On May 2, ADS was named a finalist in Fast Company's 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards for its work protecting water by turning single-use plastics into pipes that manage stormwater runoff.

Communicator Awards

ADS won two awards of distinction in the Communicator Awards, an international awards program recognizing excellence in communication across a spectrum of industries, championing effective and meaningful work. ADS was honored for its business-to-business communications via its blog, The Ripple Effect, as well as ADS' Texas landing page.

ADS is a manufacturer of stormwater solutions that capture, convey, store and treat rainwater, and these awards recognize the company's continued efforts in managing water with products made more sustainably by utilizing recycled plastic.