AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) announced on October 30 that three North American companies have been selected as winners of the fifth annual FIT Sustainability Award, an industry recognition program honoring businesses and organizations that are actively engaged in practices that advance the concepts of sustainability.
The winners include:
· Economical Insurance – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
· GMG Envirosafe – Chicago, Illinois
· Selecta Auto Body – San Francisco, California
“We are pleased to recognize these businesses,” said Bill Orr, Communication Manager at AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes North America. “Sustainability is not simply an obligation, it is an opportunity to grow through the implemention of business practices that meet today’s needs for profitability, while considering societal and environmental issues. The 2014 honorees of the FIT Sustainability Award represent different facets of the collision repair industry, yet they share unique perspectives for implementing focus, vision and talent to anticipate the impact that today’s decisions will have on future generations.”
Representatives from the three companies — Rocco Neglia, Economical Insurance; Joe Hayes, GMG Envirosafe; J.R. Hubbard, Selecta Auto Body — will participate as panelists in the fourth annual AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Symposium to be held Monday, November 3 at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FIT is an acronym for three key measurement criteria of the award: Focus, Innovation and Talent. This award, an industry innovation of AkzoNobel, was created in 2009 to promote the leadership role and unique contributions that the collision repair industry is making to generate a more sustainable future.