Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection Names Safety-Kleen as Environmental Steward

posted by William R. Stott
Published: March 25, 2009

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Stewardship Initiative has formally recognized Safety-Kleen for its "voluntary and proactive measures to go beyond compliance to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future." The department awarded Safety-Kleen a "Certificate of Stewardship" specifically for its recycle center in Linden, New Jersey.

"Environmental stewardship is at the heart of Safety-Kleen's business goals," said Safety-Kleen CEO and President Frederick J. Florjancic. "Not only do we ensure environmental compliance for our customers and ourselves, we strive to go beyond compliance and aim for environmental excellence."

The Linden facility was specifically recognized in six categories: environmental policy; environmental management system; greenhouse gas emissions calculations; purchasing policy; water exchange program; and, vendor/supply chain requirements. Details of the facility's performance are available at:

"This important acknowledgement of our extra efforts reflects on the entire company's dedication to 'make green work' for our customers," said Florjancic. "We appreciate the recognition and intend to continue working to meet and exceed requirements for environmental stewardship."

For more information: Safety-Kleen