FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay (formerly, Earth Charter US) proudly announces the winners of 2014 Sustainable Business Awards
Tampa, May 20, 2014 – Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay (SBC), in partnership with The University of Tampa (UT) Center for Ethics, will recognize several businesses in the Tampa Bay area at its sixth annual SBC Sustainable Business Awards luncheon, at UT on Friday, June 13, 2014.
Businesses are being recognized for their contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay, while embracing the “Triple Bottom Line” — advancing the interests of People, Planet & Profit through innovative practices, products and services. University of Tampa MBA students, under the guidance of UT faculty at the Sykes College of Business, developed an evaluation process based largely on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. Nominated businesses were then evaluated by the students, who made recommendations to SBC for the Award.
Congratulations to the 2014 Sustainable Business of the Year Award Winners:
The Refinery, Triad Cleaning Solutions, Advanced Healthcare Partners, Bayshore Solutions, Elutions, Suncoast Food Alliance and Landmarc Contracting.
“We train our people to be aware of USGBC and LEED Certification requirements, we stay on top of the latest innovations in green cleaning solutions, to provide our clients with the highest quality, renewable-resource paper products and more,” said Andrew Schaberg, GM of Triad Cleaning Solutions.
A survey by Accenture and the United Nations Global Compact reported that 93% of CEOs see sustainability issues as important to their companies’ future success. Alongside this, some 81% of the CEOs surveyed stated that sustainability issues are now ‘fully embedded’ into their companies’ strategy and operations, with many extending this focus to their subsidiaries and supply chains.
Over 70 Tampa Bay area businesses have been Award winners, including such leading employers as Syniverse, Mosaic, Xerox and Tampa Bay Times Forum, as well as smaller innovative tech companies like LumaStream. These businesses demonstrate business practices that embrace social, economic and environmental responsibility. “We want to applaud and encourage companies that are helping to transform the area economy and raise the standards of sustainability in business. Through the vision, innovation and investment of companies like these, our community as a whole grows stronger and more sustainable,” suggests Andrew McIntosh, Chairman of the SBC and partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.
Luncheon Awards Registration
The June 13, 2014 awards luncheon is open to the public. Corporate sponsorships are welcome. For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, Click Here.
About Sustainable Business Coalition
The mission of the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa is to support development of a sustainable economy in the Tampa Bay area by promoting and educating businesses about sustainable business practices that align profitability with environmental and social responsibility for the advancement of People, Planet & Profit. SBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Herb Goetschius, Chairman Sustainable Business Awards