Calhoun, Ga. -- APICS Atlanta Chapter, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) recently held their inaugural Atlanta Supply Chain Awards luncheon. The event’s main objective is to spotlight successes of dedicated professionals and outstanding organizations who are leading the way across the end-to-end Supply Chain in the Metro Atlanta Supply Chain community. Halstead International received the Sustainability Excellence Award for its products’ lower packaging content, implementation of recycling and use of recycled materials, and progress towards other measurable sustainability goals.

“This award goes to a company within the end-to-end Supply Chain that has implemented innovative methods to drive Sustainability,” said Tony Sciarrotta, executive director, Reverse Logistics Association, “the green Supply Chain is more relevant now than ever before.”

Co-presenter Kevin Reid, CEO, National Minority Trucking Association, commented, “This organization is proud to not deforest any trees for their printed wood planks. Halstead also closes the gap by using their own recycled flooring in the production of its new products.”

“This award is a great honor because it is so holistic in nature, and is the first time that our company has been recognized for supply chain sustainability,” said Rochelle Routman, chief sustainability officer for Halstead. “The judges considered all aspects of our supply chain: our zero production waste and JUST labels at our Chinese factories; the repurposed sea containers integrated into the building design at our Rincon, Ga. warehouse; the lightweight products with Isocore technology that reduce energy in shipping; and finally, the recycling program for employees’ household-generated materials at our main campus in Calhoun, Ga.”

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