Business Recycling Award to Securis
In June, Securis, Inc. was presented with the 2009 Fairfax County Business Recycling Award from the Fairfax County Department of Solid Waste. The award presentation took place at Securis’s headquarters in Chantilly, VA. Securis Vice President, Jeff Farber, accepted the recycling award on behalf of the premier electronics recycling and data destruction firm from Benjamin Boxer who was at the ceremony in place of Pamela Gratton, Fairfax County’s recycling manager.
Securis wanted Virginia Delegate Kenneth Plum to be a part of the presentation because of his consistent support of electronics recycling. In a recent article in the Reston Connection, Delegate Plum discussed his introduction of the Computer Recovery and Recycling legislation—which requires computer manufacturers to provide a recycling program for their used products in the state of Virginia.
The purpose of the Business Recycling Award Program is to honor businesses that achieve in making environmental stewardship a key part of their corporate culture. Fairfax County awards this honor based on:
• total amount of trash diverted from the waste stream through recycling, waste reduction and/or reuse efforts
• positive impact on and benefit to Fairfax County’s environment
• level of employee participation
• innovation and creativity of the program
An electronics recycling company winning a recycling award seems like an easy task—but more than Securis’s everyday operations were taken into account for this award. Securis does not only offer electronics recycling and data destruction solutions daily but also keeps their customers and interested individuals informed. A monthly community recycling event is held at the Chantilly office—every second Saturday of the month. Securis keeps connected to the people through e-mail and social media which include an interactive blog on the Securis website. Securis is constantly working to reduce its own environmental footprint.
Pamela Gratton said, “The businesses we have recognized have accepted this responsibility by recycling not as a matter of requirement, but as a matter of principle. Their recycling efforts have resulted in real bottom-line benefits, but their commitment to our environment is recognized by and extends into the community of which they are a part.”