AGRIS Co-operative in Chatham, Ontario was recognized as the Eastern Canadian winner in the North American category of the 2017 Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection. AGRIS Co-operative was honoured for their outstanding achievements in preserving and protecting the environment.
“I am pleased to congratulate AGRIS Co-operative for winning the 2017 Environmental Respect Award from Eastern Canada, and applaud this accomplishment in environmental stewardship,” says Collin Phillip, area leader for Eastern Canada at DuPont Crop Protection. “I am confident that the example set by AGRIS Co-operative will encourage other retailers to improve their environmental stewardship practices that will contribute to preserving and protecting our environment.”
“Environmental stewardship and sustainability are a main focus for AGRIS Co-operative. We are thrilled to be chosen as the Eastern Canadian champion. We hope our efforts and strategies can help inspire other retailers to improve their own environmental impact,” says Jim Campbell, general manager at AGRIS Co-operative.
The Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and presented by CropLife® and AgriBusiness Global® magazines, honor excellence in stewardship, educates retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promotes environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public. It is the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship. Businesses are judged by an independent panel representing the crop protection industry and are chosen based on plant-site compliance, proper application techniques, safety, and environmental stewardship for customers and employees. For a complete list of 2017 winners, please visit Environmental Respect Award website.
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