Tempe-based Salt River Project (SRP) was recently recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
SRP was ranked number 89 overall on the foundation’s list of 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces and ranked second among 100 U.S. energy and utility companies, according to an announcement.
The recognition by the foundation marks the second time SRP has been ranked on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list top 100. It also marks the sixth time SRP has made the list among top five energy and utility industry companies since the foundation’s creation of the list 11 years ago.
SRP’s adoption program allows employees who participate to receive payments up to $4,000 for a regular adoption per child and up to $6,000 for a special-needs adoption. SRP also offers a group insurance plan once the employee’s adopted children have been legally placed in the home.
The Dave Thomas Foundation is a national nonprofit that works to find permanent homes for the more than 134,000 children in North America’s foster care systems. The foundation was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was an adopted child.
SRP is the largest water and power provider of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and supplies roughly 800,000 acre-feet of water each year to agricultural, urban and municipal water users.