AmeriPride Makes Strides in Sustainability, Responsibility

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Annual report shares results in environmental sustainability, community outreach, employee health/wellness

MINNEAPOLIS — AmeriPride Services, a textile rental services and supply company, has made advancements in sustainability and corporate responsibility, the company reports.

AmeriPride says these efforts have been summarized in its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, as well as a new online resource.

The materials outline the latest results of key programs and initiatives that the company says support its commitment to the environment, the health and safety of its employees and the well-being of the local communities it serves.

Company achievements outlined in the report include:

  • Fleet enhancements and alternative-fuel vehicles have reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 2,000 metric tons.
  • Solar power in processing plants has reduced CO2 emissions by 232 metric tons per year.
  • Telematics technology in delivery vehicles has decreased speeding and increased seatbelt use by 98%.
  • In the past three years, 3,100 employees have donated nearly 15,000 volunteer hours, and the company has contributed more than $1.7 million in monetary and product donations.

“Our third annual Corporate Responsibility Report offers a detailed look into our sustainability initiatives, while the new online resource provides a high-level snapshot of our programs,” says Bill Evans, president and CEO at AmeriPride. “We’re excited to share both of these resources with our key stakeholders and partners to demonstrate the safer, more efficient business practices we have in place that respond to the growing demand for action and transparency and have a meaningful impact on our people, planet and communities.”

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