Wrapping Up Our 25th Year: 2022 In Review

As we close out our 25th year in business, we’re reflecting on some of the highlights of 2022. This past year was full of strengthening relationships with our existing partners, forming connections with new ones, and focusing on our people and culture. Our success is owed to all of you – the wonderful clients and partners we’ve developed along the way. Thank you for making our favorite moments from this year possible and being part of our community. 

2022 Accomplishments:

Contracting: Our contracting group continues to be the leading Remediation Contractor in the New England Region and was successfully awarded multiple high-profile projects in 2022, including our 27th project for National Grid. Over the course of the year Charter worked on over 15 projects with exceptional results for our valued clients and project owners where we delivered timely innovative cost effective solutions in solving complex remediation issues.

Environmental Services: Charter Environmental Services (ES) had a record-breaking year managing the transportation and disposal of more than 800,000 tons of soil and sediment, while partnering with 32 disposal facilities.

Development: In Lynn, Charter Development entered into a project agreement with the City of Lynn, MassDevelopment, and Massachusetts’ Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to convert 22 acres of brownfield waterfront property into a signature public park.

Safety: Charter surpassed our previous record, marking over 380 thousand work hours without a lost time incident (and counting)!

We also implemented new HCSS Safety Management software, and trained our teams to record all safety-related information, measuring our success–using Leading Indicators–across all projects. This has increased our efficiency in collecting safety records, scheduling toolbox talks and training topics, and ensuring that all information is collected in real-time.

Company Recognition:

Third Largest Minority-Owned Business: We were named the third largest minority-owned and largest Latin American-owned business in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.

Top 2022 Environmental Firm: For the 18th time, Charter has been ranked among the ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms due to another successful year of project execution, diversification of our services, and a continued focus on our clients and employees. We jumped 12 spots on the overall list to #116 and have been recognized as #26 in the All-Environmental Firms subcategory.

Top Places to Work: Charter was ranked one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe! This honor reflects a shared team commitment to our growing company, culture, and values. We’re thankful that such hard-working, talented individuals choose to work for Charter, as their dedication and creativity drive our success.

Minority Supplier of the Year: Charter was named the Category 4 Supplier of the Year by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC). This award recognizes certified minority-owned businesses with robust diversity initiatives. We’re so proud to have been awarded this distinction and are grateful to National Grid, one of our long-time partners, for nominating us.

Charitable Efforts:

In honor of our 25th year, we gave back to the communities in which we work by supporting non-profit organizations that reflect our core values. These include organizations that maintain public access to the Boston area waterfront, facilitate the creation of thriving public open spaces, and serve vulnerable population segments in those communities. Below are the non-profits that we have chosen to support in 2022 and beyond:

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay: The region’s leading voice for continued public investment in Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy: Working to restore and improve the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, and Franklin Park. The organization hosts 1,100 volunteers, operates education programs, advocates for the parks at all levels of government, and brings people together.

Beyond Walls: A placemaking agency that introduces public art and curated experiences into the fabric of our communities by partnering with local organizations, municipalities, community members, and experts to design, produce, and manage projects and programs. 

My Brother’s Table: Providing meals and a wide range of other services to those in need in the Lynn community through the support of donors and more than 2,500 volunteers each year. In addition to serving meals 7 days a week, MBT provides meals to homebound individuals, participates in a family dinner program, provides meals to at risk-seniors, and hosts a free weekly medical clinic.

Pine Street Inn: Established in 1969 as an emergency shelter, Pine Street Inn serves 1,900 individuals daily, providing short-term remedies and long-term solutions to homelessness.

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