RENO, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its distribution center in Reno has received Gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The Reno facility was certified Gold as a result of diverting at least 90 percent of its waste stream from landfill and incineration, having a zero waste policy in place and meeting the TRUE Zero Waste certification requirements over the past 12 months.
“This recognition for the Reno DC represents another big step in our corporate zero-waste-to-landfill journey,” said Terri Cain, Vice President of Distribution, Cintas. “From reusing packing materials to being more conscious about materials that can be recycled, the Reno team has made a concerted effort to review its waste strategy and make improvements wherever possible. We look forward to replicating the facility’s innovative strategies in other Cintas distribution centers.”
The goal for businesses participating in the TRUE Zero Waste certification is to divert all end-use materials from the landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment. Cintas launched its initiatives in 2013 and has since had six distribution locations certified. The company is also working to expand a model of its zero-waste-to-landfill program for its rental laundry plants and rental locations.
“With yet another TRUE certification under its belt, Cintas has again demonstrated that it values responsible waste management,” said Stephanie Barger, Director, Market Transformation & Development, TRUE Zero Waste Program. “By meeting the program’s zero waste requirements, the Reno DC is helping to greatly limit the creation of new waste while also diverting additional materials from our nation’s landfills.”
For more information about Cintas, visit www.cintas.com.
For more information about TRUE Zero Waste certification, visit http://true.gbci.org/.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps over one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org.