Awards & Honors

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute, LLC is committed to social responsibility for our employees and the central-Maryland community we serve.  Our efforts to improve the lives of our employees and education in Frederick County have been recognized by numerous government and civic groups during our tenure as the management and operations contractor at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

2018 Frederick’s Top 50 Businesses

BNBI was selected as one of Frederick’s Top 50 businesses for 2018. Frederick’s Top 50 is a partnership between The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) and Frederick Magazine that highlights the 50 companies in Frederick County that have the largest potential to contribute to the county’s vibrant economy.

2017 Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work Award

BNBI was recognized as having instituted significant levels of wellness programming demonstrating its commitment to improving employee health and well-being. The bronze level certification was based on a review of evidence‐based worksite wellness activities and guidelines using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Workplace Health Model.

2016 Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work Award

BNBI was recognized as having instituted significant levels of wellness programming demonstrating its commitment to improving employee health and well-being. The silver level certification was based on a review of evidence‐based worksite wellness activities and guidelines using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Workplace Health Model.

2015 Healthy Workplace Certification

BNBI was recognized as having instituted significant levels of wellness programming. The silver level certification was based on a review of evidence‐based worksite wellness activities and guidelines from existing efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Office of Personnel Management, Partnership for Prevention, and Healthy People 2020.

2014-2015 Best Places to Work Award

BNBI was selected as Frederick County’s best place to work in the large employer category (companies with 51-200 employees). The Best Places to Work Award is sponsored by the Frederick County Business Development and Retention Department; the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development; Frederick County Workforce Services; and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. The criteria for selection included a broad base of measurable objectives that are assigned points and evaluated on a weighted scoring system. The finalists were scored on recruitment and retention; compensation, benefits and amenities; professional development; work/life balance; and community and social responsibility.

2014 Frederick County Business Leader Award

BNBI was one of fifteen Frederick businesses honored for their leadership, expansion and job creation by the Frederick County Department of Business & Retention reception. BNBI was specifically recognized for job creation.

2014 Healthy Workplace Certification

BNBI was recognized as having instituted significant levels of wellness programming. The silver level certification was based on a review of evidence‐based worksite wellness activities and guidelines from existing efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Office of Personnel Management, Partnership for Prevention, and Healthy People 2020.

2011 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve Patriotic Employer Award

The Patriot Award is in recognition of BNBI’s support of our employees who are also Reservists and Guardsmen. BNBI is committed to backing our Citizen Warriors colleagues who are a key component of our strong national security.

2009 Live Here! Work Here! Benchmark Award

Nominated by Frederick County Public Schools, BNBI won the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s Live Here! Work Here! Benchmark Award for our STEM education program as well as our outstanding commitment to the quality of education in the greater Frederick community.