November 3, 2010

Denver Customer Center Wins Environmental Award

The Colorado State Department of Public Health and Environment recently named Industrial Technologies’ Denver Customer Center as one of 54 Gold Leaders in its Environmental Leadership Program.

The statewide voluntary environmental recognition and reward program offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement. To achieve the highest level – gold – companies must have the following elements in place:

- fully operational, facility-specific Environmental Management System with goals
- meet beyond-compliance requirements for the Gold tier
- no serious violations for three years, criminal violations for five years The Environmental Leadership Program recognized the Denver Customer Center for the following programs and initiatives at its site: - “Lights Out” campaign to encourage use of daylight
- “No Idling” policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption
- Seven new recycling programs, including aluminum, wood, paper, scrap metal, oil, batteries and electronics
- virtually paperless office

Also contributing to the center's reduced impact on the environment are used oil storage/management practices and a reduction in packaging waste. In addition, Ingersoll Rand’s Environmental Management system has been in place for two years.

Industrial Technologies EHS Director Dean Rossi congratulated the Denver Customer Center by saying, “At the end of the day, this big blue ball that we inhabit and call earth is the only planet that has been found to sustain human life. It is our job as stewards to make sure we pass it on to the next generation in a fashion better than we found it. Your EHS leadership is valued and appreciated. Keep up the good work!”

Adds David Thomas, regional director for the Industrial Technologies Customer Centers, “This award is a reflection of not only the hard work and dedication of the Denver Customer Center, but also the support and focus of our EHS teams. Without their support, our teams would not be able to achieve the high standards and be recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.”

Customer Center Manager Ryan Cook and Service Manager Chris Gomez accepted the award on behalf of the employees of the Denver Customer Center. Ryan and Chris plan to use the award as a leveraging tool to earn additional business, as several companies the center currently does business with (25 in all) are also in the program, as well as make contacts with numerous new prospects.

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