Rubicon, Wharton IGEL, and Goodr Announce Inaugural List of Sustainability Leaders
— Companies, Governments & Organizations Across Various Industries Recognized For Their Efforts Around Sustainability and Driving Programs To Improve Recycling and Ending Waste —
Philadelphia, PA (October 30, 2018) – Rubicon, a technology company providing waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, along with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Goodr, today announced the list of inaugural “Waste Fit Champions,” a program designed to recognize the best sustainability leaders that are cutting down on waste, improving recycling and delivering on sustainability at their respective organizations.
The announcement was made by David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability for Rubicon at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘18 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Along with David, the two other featured judges Joanne Spigonardo, Senior Associate Director of Business Development for Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership and Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, judged the submissions based on their emphasis on waste reduction in their respective organizations, circular economy best practices and the impact these solutions are having in their respective companies.
“These companies, governments and organizations that earned the title of Waste Fit Champion are undertaking key steps to solve the waste reduction challenges with circular economy best practices and a detailed focus on recycling and waste reduction,” said David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability for Rubicon. “On behalf of Rubicon, Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership and Goodr, we are proud to recognize all of these great companies and organizations demonstrating sustainability innovation and we look forward to following each of them as they continue to progress on their path to zero waste.”
The winning organizations and executives (in alphabetical order of organization name) are as follows:
Anne Gonzalez, AmerisourceBergen
Erin Hatcher, AMLI Residential
William Schubert, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
Veejay Patell, BioDOGradable
Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup Company
Caitlin Leibert, Chipotle
Michelle Wiseman, City of Atlanta
Caitlin May, City of Fort Collins
Annette Synowiec, City of Toronto
Dave McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access
Emily Bishop, Cushman & Wakefield/Mastercard
Eunice Heath, Dow Chemical Company, The
Jennifer Ballen, Drinkworks
Alison Mountford, Ends and Stems
Nicholas McCulloch, Farmer Brothers Coffee
Marilyn Perez, Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Ross Bergman, Humanscale
Mike Marotto, Keurig Dr Pepper
Jennifer Shaffer, Kimberly-Clark Professional
Theresa Millard, Kohler Co.
James Korman, Korman Residential Properties
Andrew Shakman, LeanPath
Emma Riley, Lonely Whale
Lisa Manley, Mars, Inc.
Steven Korner, Method
Sam Chereskin, Misadventure & Co.
Tobin Moore, Optoro, Inc.
Kelsey Morgan, Oracle
Scott Lutocka, Piazza Produce, LLC
Maen Mahfoud, Replate
Megan Jorgenson, Snooze
Pamela Henman, Southface
Gregory Woodworth, Stony Brook Whole Hearted Foods
Amy Ross, SunTrust Bank
Phil Metro, Superior Essex International LP
Kevin Quandt, Sweetgreen
Christina Brooks, UBM
Kelly Offner, United By Blue
Matthew Hawks, Vericool, Inc.
Damian Foxall, Vestas 11th Hour Racing – Professional Sports Team
Chris Foote, Wegmans Food Markets
Shea Jameel, Welltower
For a detailed breakdown of the winners and background information, visit https://www.rubicon.com/wastefit-champions/
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Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It develops and deploys a full suite of cloud-based solutions to help its customers and network of independent waste haulers work towards more sustainable waste and recycling practices, uncover cost savings, and improve operations through data analytics. Using its proprietary technology platform, Rubicon helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals, always with an eye towards those solutions that have long-term economic viability. The company has over 1,000,000 service locations worldwide, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York City and San Francisco. Rubicon is a Certified B Corporation and was named a Great Place to Work™ in 2018. Learn more at www.RubiconGlobal.com.