Norwood & BIC Graphic North America’s Tampa facilities were one of thirteen outstanding companies recognized for sustainable business practices at the Fifth Annual Earth Charter US (ECUS) Sustainable Business Awards. The luncheon celebrating the awards was held at the University of Tampa on April 12, 2013.

Awards photo BIC sm“We
congratulate these well-deserving companies who embrace social, economic and
environmental responsibilities,” said Herb Goetschius, Director and Chairman of
the ECUS awards luncheon (pictured on left).

in conjunction with the University of Tampa MBA program in the College of
Business, selection is based on three criteria: 
people (employee and community wellbeing); planet (environmental
health); and profit (economic viability).

& BIC Graphic North America was awarded in the Large Business
Category.  Michael Butler, Tampa Site
Manager, accepted the award (pictured center).

“We are very honored to be recognized for our
commitment to sustainability,” said Emmanuel Bruno, Vice President and General
Manager of Norwood & BIC Graphic North America. “Sustainability has long
been part of our global corporate mission and we are continually challenging
ourselves to minimize our environmental impact and to contribute back to our
employees and the community.”

The Earth Charter is a global agreement, drafted by
individuals from 78 countries and launched at The Hague Peace Palace in 2000.
It is a declaration of 16 principles that foster growth of sustainable
communities and economies and has been endorsed by over 4,500 organizations,
including many governments and international organizations. Earth Charter US
(ECUS), based in Tampa, is the national office with initiatives that include
the Sustainable Business Awards and Coalition.

~Margit Fawbush



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