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Waste not, want not: Teknion


Teknion Corporation is an award-winning international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and office furniture products. Innovating for over 25 years, Teknion connects people, technology and spaces.

Teknion Corporation has  announced that Esmond Manufacturing, a Teknion company that produces workplace electrical components and accessories, earned Gold in the 2012 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards presented in Toronto on Oct. 18. Esmond’s award was one of only two Golds presented in the Industrial Commercial & Institutional Manufacturing category.

“The Recycling Council of Ontario is proud to recognize and showcase the environmental achievements of Teknion and Esmond,” saiys Jo-Anne St. Godard, executive director of the Recycling Council. “It is the commitment of champion companies such as Teknion that are going to solve Ontario’s waste issues. We share their pride in winning Gold.”

“The innovative implementation of solid waste prevention and environmental stewardship initiatives has resulted in a bold shift in organizational culture, with a proactive environmental responsibility shared amongst our employees,” says Hanna Shaheen, president & general manager of Esmond. “Our employees are proud to win the Gold 2012 Waste Minimization Award. It confirms our commitment and actions to protect the environment. Reducing solid waste, increasing recycled content and improving reusability will benefit all.”

In the Industrial Commercial & Institutional Manufacturing category, companies are evaluated on their efforts and commitment to reducing resource requirements, including energy, water and non-renewable resource conservation, and reduction, reuse and recycling of solid waste. Teknion has now earned five honors since 2007 in the RCO’s annual awards competition. The awards were presented during Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which ran from October 15-21.

About the Ontario Waste Minimization Awards

For over 25 years the RCO has hosted the Ontario Waste Minimization Awards, a program solely dedicated to recognizing leadership and innovation in waste reduction and elimination. The awards have a third-party independence from other membership or association-based recognition programs that make it meaningful in a broad spectrum of industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, as well as with municipalities and community programs.

About the Recycling Council of Ontario

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization involved in policy, education and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction and diversion, and recycling. The RCO believes that society must minimize its impact on the environment by eliminating waste. Its mission is to inform and educate all members of society about the generation of waste, the avoidance of waste, the more efficient use of resources and the benefits and/or consequences of these activities.

About Teknion

Teknion Corporation is an award-winning international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and office furniture products. Innovating for over 25 years, Teknion connects people, technology and spaces. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, offices and facilities are located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia.  Clients are served through a network of authorized dealers worldwide. Visit Teknion at teknion.com and join Teknion at facebook.com/teknion and teknioncre8.com for hot trends, cool designs and more.


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