American & Efird has achieved 100% zero waste to landfill in each of its United States manufacturing facilities as well as its two corporate office buildings.
This environmental achievement is just the latest sustainability milestone, supporting A&E’s global Eco Driven initiative.
CEO Fred Jackson said: “We are very proud of our US manufacturing operations. This achievement is the result of the hard work, commitment and dedication of our company leadership and our employees. 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 inception of the programme in 1990.
Vice president of environmental, health and safety/sustainability, John Eapen, said: “We started our environmental journey with a well-designed and organised company initiative of sustainability.
“Reaching 100% 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 coasting companies more and more. 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. Its Eco Driven sustainability principles continue to be lauded by the 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.