Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, was named a “Gold Leader” today by the Colorado Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. The award was presented to ERI at the Program’s annual Environmental Leadership Awards event at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The “Gold Leader” title is the Program’s highest level of distinction.
The Program, which was designed to reward organizations exhibiting the highest level of environmental performance while creating a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable Colorado, was presented to ERI before a packed audience including Governor John Hickenlooper; Auden Schendler, Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company and author of “Getting Green Done”; and CBS 4’s Alan Gionet, who served as master of ceremonies for the event.
“We congratulate and thank ERI for the efforts and dedication they have brought to environmental issues in Colorado,” said Christopher Urbina, MD, Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “We look forward to working with ERI in the coming years to promote the type of commitment and environmental performance their Denver facility demonstrates on a daily basis.”
“We are extremely proud to achieve Gold Leader status in Colorado,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Not only does it demonstrate ERI’s commitment to the strictest standards of environmental and operational excellence, it also shows that we are dedicated to sustainable, environmentally friendly operations – in Colorado and in all of our other locations as well.”
Shegerian also noted that ERI continues to see steady growth and will soon be expanding nationally and internationally. The company currently has locations in California, Washington, Colorado, Indianapolis, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina.