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ATLAS® VAN LINES AWARDS FIVE AGENTS WITH SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATIONS
EVANSVILLE, IND. – (Nov. 8, 2021) – Industry-leading relocation company Atlas® Van Lines has named five Certified Sustainable Agents for 2021, recognizing their proven and documented efforts to help ensure the well-being of our planet.
Atlas agents continue to persevere despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing problems for many. While the pandemic raises challenges for the transportation industry, Atlas agents keep sustainability and green initiatives a priority.
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:
Agents must achieve the Associate Level standards for each of these five areas before applying to be certified as a Master Level Sustainable Agent, a certification requiring more stringent criteria and proof that agents are progressing their sustainable efforts.
- Materials management – Purchasing materials from sustainable and responsible sources and putting a recycling system in place.
- Transportation – Taking great measures to decrease fuel consumption, conserve energy and reduce overall carbon footprint 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.
"Companies must put their sustainability practices at the forefront and continue their conservation efforts to protect our planet and communities,” said Jack Griffin, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "We are proud to recognize our agents' contributions to reducing their carbon footprint and their continued hard work and dedication to green initiatives."
This year’s Certified Sustainable Agents include:
Associate Level Certification
Assured Relocation Services, Inc. (443) – DeBary, Fla.
Golden Van Lines, Inc. (991) – Longmont, Colo.
Johnson & Daly Moving and Storage (1228) – San Rafael, Calif.
Lee Moving & Storage, Inc. (1317) – New Orleans, La.
Master Level Certification
Kansas Van & Storage, Criqui Corporation (1286) – Topeka, Kan.
This year’s recipients were presented their certifications and honored at the 74th Annual Atlas Convention held November 3-5 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 400 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.