LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2017) — The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has been selected as the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award winner for 2017.
KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize Kentucky entities that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. The award is presented each year in conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week.
Established in 1911, KAM’s mission is to create and protect a manufacturing-friendly environment in Kentucky through advocacy, education and provision of cost-saving programs and products to members. For several years, KAM has hosted an annual Energy Conference to inform manufacturers about energy efficiency, reliability and affordability. KAM has been an integral partner working with KPPC on numerous other projects promoting sustainable practices that conserve energy and reduce environmental impacts, helping manufacturers preserve jobs and enhance overall competitiveness.
KPPC is a state mandated environmental technical service center and is part of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. The center provides technical services at no cost to Kentucky businesses and industries and feels that is important to recognize organizations that have incorporated sustainability efforts into their business model. There have been 14 Kentucky companies that have won the Environmental Sustainability Award since KPPC created the award program in 2009.
Lee Lingo, incoming executive director, accepted the award along with retiring CEO Greg Higdon in Louisville on October 26. Higdon acknowledged the support of the staff and board of directors in the association’s successful sustainability efforts, “We are honored to accept this award for our environmental sustainability achievements. I would like to thank our team for their hard work and foresight to promote the projects we have been able to accomplish, and I challenge them to pursue additional opportunities to further our sustainability efforts. I also want to thank our Board of Directors and KAM’s advocacy team for their leadership and support. We also appreciate the assistance the staff of KPPC has provided to help us achieve our goals.”
More information about the annual Sustainability Award is available at www.kppc.org.