HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waste Management (NYSE:WM) announced the winners of the 2015 “Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award,” a recognition given to the top waste reduction customers in the construction industry whose various projects achieved outstanding sustainability milestones. This year’s winning companies diverted the highest total tonnage for recycling in 2014, as measured by an online tracking application from Waste Management.
“These companies have shown a high level of social responsibility through their commitment to diversion, recycling and sound environmental practices.”
Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC – Mark Layman, chairman & CEO
Gilbane Building Company – Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., chairman & CEO
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. – Dave Beck-Engel, president
M.A. Mortenson Company – Thomas F. Gunkel, CEO
Robins & Morton – Bruce Adams, president
Skanska USA, Inc. – Richard Cavallaro, president & CEO
Wespac Construction, Inc. – John Largay, president
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company – Timothy Regan, president & CEO
Walsh Construction – Matthew Walsh, chairman & CEO
W.M. Jordan Company – John Lawson, president & CEO
In total, these winning companies put over 90 thousand tons of materials to reuse and achieved a 70 percent diversion rate. To know these precise calculations, as well as the impact their construction projects had on the environment, all used Waste Management’s Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool (DART®), an online application that calculates the amount of waste – as well as the different types of waste – being diverted from the landfill.
Information is updated daily with accurate recycling totals. The tool can then convert those numbers into environmental statistics, such as the equivalent amount of greenhouse emissions a project avoided. The information DART provides is used by some of the nation’s top builders to achieve LEED® certification.
“Each company deserves to be applauded for successfully incorporating environmental solutions in their daily operations,” said Jim Trevathan, executive vice president & chief operating officer for Waste Management. “These companies have shown a high level of social responsibility through their commitment to diversion, recycling and sound environmental practices.”
“It’s great that our customers are taking advantage of the DART tool to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing their waste and increasing their sustainability efforts,” said Kenny Lark, director of strategic accounts overseeing construction services for Waste Management.
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