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2015-04-17 / Business

Praxair receives Green Globe Award from Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce


Accepting the Green Globe Award from the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce are Riva Krut, left, vice president and chief sustainability officer for Praxair; Karen Ginnane, PTC general services director; and Jim McCarthy, manager of safety, health and environment at the PTC. Accepting the Green Globe Award from the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce are Riva Krut, left, vice president and chief sustainability officer for Praxair; Karen Ginnane, PTC general services director; and Jim McCarthy, manager of safety, health and environment at the PTC. The Praxair Technology Center recently received the Green Globe Award from the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce.

This award recognizes companies that use a green or sustainability focused business philosophy.

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is a group of business, industrial and civic leaders whose purpose is to promote the growth of the business environment and to enhance the quality of life in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda community.

“Praxair employees are dedicated to making our planet more productive,” said Karen Ginnane, PTC general services director. “Because sustainable development is part of our culture across Praxair globally, the company has become a recognized leader in sustainable development and has been named to the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 12 consecutive years.”

The PTC has been a “zero-waste” site for three consecutive years, which means that more than 90 percent of its process waste is diverted from landfills. The site has a Green Team that implements and promotes a range of environmentally friendly initiatives such as recycling programs, programs to reduce paper and energy use, and electronics and Goodwill collection drives.

Additionally, the PTC has a “Sustainable Landscape” team that works to ensure sustainable gardening and landscaping practices are used on the company’s grounds whenever possible.

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