Esri and three of its customers were recognized at the 13th Annual International Business Awards (IBA) for exemplary achievement in the workplace.

The International Business Awards, known as the Stevies, is an international business award program. Individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations in a variety of categories. The 2016 IBAs received 3,800 entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

“We’re proud to serve storied customers like Audubon and to have pioneering organizations like Echosec and Mapillary involved in the Esri Startup Program,” says Esri President and Founder Jack Dangermond. “Processing crowdsourced data and powerful Web maps through ArcGIS Online provides the global community with new perspectives and valuable insight and enables our customers and partners to develop innovative solutions in real time. We’re honored to have been recognized alongside them.”

The 2016 winners include:

Gold Stevie Company of the Year: The National Audubon Society. Audubon is well known for its use of geographic information systems (GIS) to preserve bird species habitat, but they also use the technology to empower citizen scientists, influence government conservation legislation and streamline organizational collaboration.

Silver Stevie Startup of the Year: Echosec. Echosec uses GIS to map locations of public social media posts that can provide crowdsource information for image detection, alerts, geofencing and real-time streaming to keep communities safe.

Silver Stevie Startup of the Year: Mapillary. Mapillary uses street-level imagery to identify geographic locations combined with more than 54 million crowdsourced photos and compiles maps that include formerly undocumented places, allowing people to discover — and uncover — the world virtually.

Silver Stevie App of the Year: Esri Survey123. Survey123 simplifies the creation, sharing and analysis of survey data. Organizations and field workers use Survey123 to streamline the reporting of detailed information, which presents significant cost savings over paper-based workflows.

This year’s Stevie award celebration and presentation is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

"This year's IBA judges were treated to many remarkable and inspiring stories of achievement," says Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months with the hope that they will inspire and instruct the next generation of business achievers."

Details about the International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has provided customers worldwide tools to think and plan geographically. A market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations including each of the 200 largest cities in the U.S., most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications run on more than 1 million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers. Esri provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server and Internet platforms.