CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH is pleased to acknowledge corporate donors nationwide that represent the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program. These corporations work throughout the year with Matthew 25: Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, saving these products from the landfill, protecting our environment and helping millions of people throughout the US and worldwide each year.
Commercial and industrial waste is a significant portion of solid waste. American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the EPA. Reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing excess products can have an enormous impact on our environment. Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of these corporate excess products each year.
Corporate donations are evaluated, categorized and processed at Matthew 25: Ministries’ 170,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati, OH. The products are then redistributed to partner organizations in the Greater Cincinnati community, throughout the US and around the world. Responsibly recycled products from generous corporate donors like Cintas Corporation impacted the lives of more than 20,000,000 people in 2014.
Matthew 25: Ministries has developed the Green Giving Guidelines as a way of acknowledging these product donors for their exceptional level of corporate and environmental responsibility. Corporate donors like Cintas Corporation that meet the standards of the Green Giving Guidelines have demonstrated an extraordinary level of environmental stewardship. Corporate donors receive a display certificate and the opportunity to display the Green Giving Seal. The Green Giving Guidelines include the following standards:
• Donate product multiple times per year to Matthew 25: Ministries.
• Donate a significant amount of product based on company size, location and/or capacity.
• Demonstrate an overall commitment towards minimizing corporate waste.
• Demonstrate outstanding corporate citizenship by repurposing corporate excess for humanitarian work.
The Green Giving Guidelines are designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility, values and attitudes; acknowledge participating corporations’ willingness to act responsibly and applaud the enormous impact their actions have on the environment and on people in need.
Cintas is proud of their relationship with Matthew 25: Ministries and environmental responsibility is just one facet of their partnership. Cintas has been a generous donor of humanitarian aid and disaster relief supplies since 1998. In 2013, Cintas and Matthew 25 unveiled the Cintas Mobile Disaster Relief Vehicle. Over the past 2 years in response to weather events across the country, Matthew 25: Ministries has deployed the Cintas Mobile Disaster Relief Vehicle to distribute disaster relief including safety glasses, gloves and masks, as well as tarps, blankets, cases of water, baby supplies, personal care kits and cleaning products.
ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products a year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 16,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries appears in The "Philanthropy 400" listing of America's Top Charities and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards". For more information, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.