DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its distribution center in Dallas has received Gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Since Cintas launched its waste reduction initiatives in 2013, it has had seven distribution locations certified.
“This certification is an honor for our Dallas location, which has made great strides toward Cintas’s corporate goal to shrink its ecological footprint,” said Valerie Dodge, Dallas DC Manager, Cintas. “Our team has worked very hard to foster a zero-waste culture and identify ways to increase recycling and repurposing of materials.”
The Dallas distribution center was awarded the TRUE Zero Waste certification because the facility strategically diverts at least 90 percent of its waste stream from landfill, incineration, and the environment; has a zero waste policy in place; and met the TRUE Zero Waste certification requirements over the past 12 months.
Looking ahead, Cintas is preparing for certifications at its Chicago distribution center and a new location in the Columbus region. Cintas also plans to incorporate a model of its zero-waste-to-landfill program at its rental laundry plants and rental locations to further limit the amount of waste produced and sent to landfill.
“With this latest certification, Cintas has once again proven its dedication to manage waste responsibly across its distribution centers,” said Stephanie Barger, Director, Market Transformation & Development, TRUE Zero Waste Program. “The Dallas location is another testament to the impact that organizations can make when they commit to rethinking the resource life cycle.”
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.