Survey the market research business, and you’ll find Westat among the leaders of the pack. A statistical survey organization, the company provides research and consulting services, including study design and analysis, data collection, program evaluation, and communications campaign development. It has technical expertise in survey and analytical methods, computer systems technology, biomedical science, and clinical trials. Westat serves US, state, and local government clients, in addition to businesses and foundations. It has offices in six US states, as well as international offices in China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand. The company was founded in 1963 and is employee-owned.
1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
IndustryBig data and analytics
CategoryInternet & Web Services
At Westat our passion and culture of improving lives carries through into our contributions in our communities. Our approach to social responsibility is driven by three things. First is our mission to improve lives. As researchers, we gain a deep understanding of the many needs facing Americans. But it has never been enough for Westat to provide answers only through research. We’ve always sought to improve lives beyond our everyday work. Second, being an employee-owned company gives us a long-term view of Westat and our place in the communities where we work and reside. This keeps us mindful of our environmental impact and drives our support for local workforce development and economic opportunity for all. The third is Westat’s cooperative and mindful culture. We collaborate through our research to meet client needs and improve lives. Then we carry that ethic out into our communities. By reaching out with our time and talents, we find ways to give back through effective partnerships. Westat makes strategic contributions to organizations working to improve lives in ways tied to Westat’s work in the areas of health, education, workforce development, nutrition, social policy, transportation, and criminal justice. These are typically multiyear arrangements with the potential to significantly advance the mutual goals of Westat and the organization for the benefit of vulnerable populations. Sustainability and environmental stewardship are an integral part of Westat’s culture. You see this in everything from our use of electric and alternative fuel vehicles to our energy-efficient lighting and equipment to our water conservation efforts and storm water management