Company to be inducted into WasteWise Hall of Fame
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pitney Bowes Inc., the world’s leading provider of mailstream solutions, (NYSE: PBI) today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program for induction into the WasteWise Hall of Fame. The 2007 award is the ninth WasteWise award in which the EPA has recognized Pitney Bowes for the company’s significant accomplishments in recycling and solid waste reduction at its US facilities.
The EPA launched WasteWise in 1994 as a voluntary partnership program to help businesses and institutions find practical methods to reduce municipal solid waste, increase materials reuse and recycling, and encourage the buying and manufacturing of products with recycled content. Pitney Bowes began participation in the WasteWise program in 1996.
“We are very pleased that the EPA recognizes our efforts and accomplishments of the past 11 years with the WasteWise program, especially with the top honor of induction into the WasteWise Hall of Fame,” said Paul Robbertz, Pitney Bowes Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety. “At Pitney Bowes, we embrace sustainability with an environmental strategy that reduces our environmental footprint. Participation in the WasteWise program is just one of many environmental initiatives that add comprehensive business value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”
In 2006, Pitney Bowes reused and recycled 5, 700 tons of materials and demonstrated a 75 percent rate of recycling. Pitney Bowes also reported approximately 2,000 tons of waste reduction for the 2006 reporting period. Pitney Bowes’ eco-friendly World Headquarters renovation is a component of their waste reduction strategy. During the first two phases of this renovation, approximately 193 tons of materials were recycled or reused. The company also chose “green” building materials like carpet and furniture made from recovered materials. The project encompasses 92 percent of the office space in Stamford, CT.