Evoqua Water Technologies has named uniform supplier Cintas Corp as the inaugural recipient of the Evoqua Water Sustainability Award, recognizing excellence in water stewardship.
Cintas has taken steps in several facilities to lower water use and minimize environmental impact through enhanced wastewater treatment and water reuse efforts. At its recently upgraded Newmarket, Ontario facility, for example, Cintas has saved more than two million gallons of water in the first three months of operation through a new reuse system. Other Cintas facilities are taking similar steps to lessen water impact across operations utilizing water reuse with dissolved air flotation systems and, in some cases, reuse coupled with ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems.
The award finalists - Air Products, Ford Motor Company, the National Mall and Cintas - were selected from submissions by Evoqua employees nominating customers for their sustainability efforts to treat, re-use, and conserve water.
“We are honoured to recognize a leader like Cintas Corporation with the Evoqua Water Sustainability Award,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua CEO. “Cintas goes above and beyond to protect the world’s water and it is our privilege to partner with them in their efforts to care for the environment.”
“At Cintas, our employee-partners are fully engaged in practicing workplace sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Pamela Brailsford, senior director of supplier diversity and sustainability at Cintas. “We also recognize the importance of partnering with organizations like Evoqua that share our commitment to improving sustainability within the communities in which we operate.”
Cintas’s products and services include uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training.
Cintas joined Evoqua at the New York Stock Exchange on 19 March to open trading and kick-off a week-long celebration of World Water Day which is on 22 March.