All of the honorees demonstrated a commitment to sustainability efforts within their business. Atlantic Westchester implemented several transportation sustainability initiatives including purchasing energy efficient company vehicles, encouraging employees to carpool and walk to local vendors and businesses whenever possible and using Metro-North for transportation to and from New York City.
“We try hard to car pool or use public transportation whenever possible,” said Bud Hammer, Atlantic Westchester’s President. . “When commuting to and around the City, our technicians meet at central locations and take trips in our efficient Prius. We have been replacing company work vans and cars with newer efficient models and the technicians are trained and monitored to drive the speed limit, maintain tire pressure and keep vehicles properly maintained. Our changes in this area of transportation are measured and recorded which shows our efforts are paying off.”
Atlantic Westchester officially became Westchester Green Business-Certified in December 2015. The certification is the region’s only green business certification program for Westchester-based organizations. Members receive enhanced tools to measure their performance, opportunities for peer collaboration, support from WGBC program staff and recognition as leaders within their industries. For more information about Westchester Green Business Challenge’s Sixth Annual Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony, and its winners, click here.
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