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Certifications, Awards & Honors

Abt Global is recognized for its commitment to the highest standards of quality, equity, and creativity.  Certifications and awards encompass domains ranging from digital solutions and project management to global health and environmental impact mitigation.



NSF/ANSI 391.1 Certification (NSF International)

Abt Global is the first-ever company to earn NSF/ANSI 391.1: General Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Professional Services certification and is certified at the highest “Leadership” level. The standard certifies professional service organizations based on transparency and rigor of practices, policies, and commitments across environmental, social, economic, and sustainable supply chain performance criteria.

ISO-9001 Certification (NSF International)
Abt Global has earned ISO 9001 certification following an audit of its quality management system. The certification applies to design, implementation, and support of IT & Digital Solutions and Services. This includes information technology professional services applicable to cybersecurity, application development, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing.

CMMI V2.0 Level 2-DevCertification (CMMI Institute)
Abt Global has been appraised at CMMI V2.0 Level 2-Dev.  This assessment validates our commitment to delivering the highest standards of systems engineering and project and quality management. This is critical for us to serve our clients and their beneficiaries.The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Development is an integrated set of best practices that improves performance and key capabilities for organizations that develop products, components, and services.

AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency (Amazon Web Services)
Abt Global has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency status. This designation recognizes that Abt Global provides deep expertise to help customers leverage the power of AWS to protect the public, and prepare, respond and recover from natural or man-made emergencies and disasters.  [Achieving the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency differentiates Abt Global as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized, demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success with implementing workloads focused on disaster and public safety data and analytics tools and disaster and public safety infrastructure Recovery Tools.]

EDGE Certification for Gender Equality (EDGE Foundation)
Abt Global has been awarded EDGE Certification, becoming the first U.S. government implementing partner to meet the prestigious global business standard for gender equality.  Abt has also achieved Move certification both in the U.S. and on a global level.  The Economic Dividends for Gender Equality—EDGE—Foundation certification is considered the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The process included an intensive audit of Abt’s gender equity practices, policies and employee perceptions and benchmarking them against other organizations.  Abt is one of just 20 organizations in the U.S. to attain Global EDGE Certification.


2023 Commuter Connections Telework Award (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments) Abt Global received the 2023 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter Connections’ Employer Recognition Award for its improved Telework Program. Since winning the Incentives Award in 2020, Abt responded to the pandemic and changes in work conditions with the development of a robust hybrid and remote work strategy for our over 500 employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

MarCom Gold Award - 2020 Mission Impact Report (Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals)
Abt Global was named a Gold Award winner by MarCom for its 2020 Mission Impact Report in the Strategic Communications I Communications/Public Relations I Corporate Social Responsibility category.  MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communications and is one of the largest creative competitions in the world.


Global Health 50/50 Report : 2021 Top Performer (Global Health 50/50)
Abt Global is a top-performing companies when it comes to putting its commitment to gender equality into practice, according to the 2021 Global Health 50/50 Report. The report rated 200 organizations active in global health on two entwined dimensions of inequality: inequality of opportunity in career pathways inside organizations, and inequality in who benefits from the global health system. The ranking is based on performance across 14 criteria for gender- and equality-related policies and practices, including workplace gender policy, parental leave policies, and gender-responsive programmatic strategies. Abt is one of just three high-scoring companies among 42 private-sector organizations included in the report, and it improved on its high score from last year.

‘Leadership’ Level - Environmental Impact Mitigation (CDP)
Abt Global has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability and climate governance by global environmental non-profit CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. Out of more than 5,800 companies scored in 2020, Abt achieved an A- rating, placing it in the top 14 percent of professional services firms implementing best practices addressing environmental transparency and action.

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