As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, it is especially meaningful and humbling to be honored with the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics. I was proud and delighted to accept this award on behalf of our entire team here at HEMIC, at a ceremony held on Friday, March 31 at the Sheraton Waikiki.
We are grateful to be recognized as a company that acts with integrity, one of our fundamental core values. In January of this year, we installed new artwork on each floor of our offices to remind us daily to put our core values into action.
The BBB’s high honor is a testament to the ways we have successfully integrated our core values of excellence, professionalism and integrity into our daily work practices here at HEMIC. Our team strives daily to incorporate these core values into all of our conversations in the workplace, looking for ways to translate them into our day-to-day activities with our policyholders, injured workers, agents, and with one another.
Embracing these values helps us fulfill our mission to serve Hawaii’s businesses and workers, and to do so effectively, efficiently and with compassion. Embracing these values is critical to pursuing our vision to be a model provider of workers’ compensation insurance.
I would like to say mahalo nui loa to the entire HEMIC ohana for their hard work and dedication to our organization, and for the commitment and compassion with which they care for all our key stakeholders. It is their daily actions and interactions – their spirit of excellence, professionalism, integrity and belief in the work that we do – that has earned this award.
Martin J. Welch
Chief Executive Officer