U.S. Manufacturer Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

American & Efird (A&E) has achieved 100 percent zero waste to landfill in each of its United States manufacturing facilities as well as its two corporate office buildings. This significant environmental achievement is the latest sustainability milestone, supporting A&E's global Eco*Driven® initiative.

"We are very proud of our U.S. manufacturing operations. This achievement is the result of the hard work, commitment and dedication of our company leadership and our employees," A&E CEO Fred Jackson said. "We are committed to the principle that practicing sustainability and corporate social responsibility is the right thing to do."

A&E has followed Eco*Driven® principles since the program's inception in 1990.

"We started our environmental journey with a well-designed and organized company initiative of sustainability," said John Eapen, vice president of environmental, health and safety/sustainability. "Reaching 100 percent zero waste to landfill is a great milestone and is just one example of the many things we are doing as a company in our long-standing commitment to protecting our environment, from water conservation efforts, to state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facilities, to reducing our overall global carbon footprint.

"Existing landfills are full and will continue costing companies more and more," Eapen continued. "By eliminating our landfill waste, we are not only being socially responsible, but fiscally responsible as well."

A&E continues to abide by its pledge to create a better world through responsible corporate actions, environmentally protective efforts and numerous contributions to the communities in which it operates. It's Eco*Driven® sustainability principles continue to be lauded by many brands and retailers around the globe, frequently using A&E as an example of how industries should view and implement environmental standards in their own business practices.
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