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November 23, 2020

ATLAS® VAN LINES AWARDS FOUR AGENTS WITH SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATIONS

EVANSVILLE, IND. – (November 23, 2020) – Industry-leading relocation company, Atlas® Van Lines, has named four Certified Sustainable Agents for 2020, recognizing their proven and documented green efforts to help ensure the well-being of our planet.
 
While the COVID-19 pandemic presents roadblocks for many, Atlas agents continue to weather the storm and persist despite challenges. Nevertheless, these agents keep sustainability in mind and continue working towards greener initiatives. 

Launched in 2016, the company’s Sustainable Agent Certification defines standards in areas of agency operations, with the attainment of the standards earning agents the Atlas credential of “Certified Sustainable Agent.” The program’s initial standards are both practical and attainable, starting with options that agents can implement immediately.
 
Atlas offers two levels of certification to its agents, each organized around five key focus areas including:
  • Materials management – Purchasing materials from sustainable and responsible sources and putting a recycling system in place.
  • Transportation – Taking great measures to reduce fuel consumption throughout the entire moving process.
  • Administration – Conserving print resources. 
  • Facilities – Improving energy efficiency in office and warehouse locations.
  • Community – Choosing community partners that promote sustainability.
 
Agents must achieve the Level 1 standards for each of these five areas before they can apply to be certified as a Level 2 Sustainable Agent, a certification requiring more stringent criteria and proof that agents are progressing their sustainable efforts.
 
“With the current climate crisis, it's more apparent than ever that sustainable practices are crucial for our planet and communities, which is why our commitment to furthering our green efforts across the enterprise is crucial,” said Jack Griffin, chairman, and CEO of Atlas World Group. “We are proud to recognize our agents for playing a critical role in our efforts to increase the company’s overall sustainability.”

This year’s Certified Sustainable Agents include:

Level 1 Certification
Palmer Moving Services (1641) – Warren, Mich.
Powell Relocation Group (1657) – Grand Rapids, Mich.

Level 2 Certification
Ace Relocation Systems (062) – San Diego, Calif.
Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC (1132) – Dallas, Texas

This year’s sustainable agents were honored in October at a virtual dedicated ceremony, held in conjunction with Atlas® Van Lines’ 73rd Annual Convention.
 
For more information on Atlas Van Lines’ quality awards, visit atlasvanlines.com/about/awards
 
About Atlas® Van Lines
Atlas® Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas® World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Over 430 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures, and furniture. For more information, visit atlasvanlines.com.

Media Contacts:
Madison Farr
Atlas Van Lines, Inc.
877.737.9418, ext. 2078
madfarr@atlasworldgroup.com


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