ATD Honored as Winner in 2023 Seal Business Sustainability Award for Environmental Initiatives®
Today, American Tire Distributors (ATD) announced that it was named a winner of the 2023 Seal Business Sustainability Award for Environmental Initiatives.
The 2023 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards honors companies because of their leadership, innovative practices and commitment to sustainable business practices. These awards cover four distinct sustainability categories, including: Environmental Initiatives, Sustainable Products, Sustainable Services and Sustainable Innovations.
Each year, the SEAL Awards recognize the 50 Most Sustainable Companies in the World and the most impactful and innovative environmental Initiatives.
“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in sustainable initiatives,” said Stuart Schuette, President and CEO. “Innovation is at the heart of ATD and we are always striving to be better. We are proud to continue the work we’re doing with the tire recycling initiative.”
ATD was awarded this distinction because of its commitment to sustainable practices. In 2022, they created a new tire recycling initiative to collect scrap tires from retailers. They pick up the scrap tires when new tires are delivered, and then deliver the scraps to be recycled. This service was created to address retailers’ obstacle of getting reliable, environmentally friendly scrap tire pickup from scrap tire haulers.
This tire recycling service reduces overall greenhouse gases (GHG) in the ecosystem by utilizing delivery trucks to backhaul the scrap tires to recyclers. After collecting the tire scraps, they are routed to be recycled, effectively lowering GHG while providing material for new products. There is also a significant potential impact in the ecosystem based on processing options available today, likely in excess of ATD’s current measured impact. This impact is likely to have significant economic value to other actors in the system.
2023 SEAL Sustainability Award honorees ranged from well-recognized brands (like Cisco, Disney, GE, Honeywell, Kroger, Mastercard, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Southwest Airlines,T-Mobile, and Under Armour) to high-growth start-ups and scale-ups (like Flowspace and PATH).
“Granularity was the theme of the 2023 sustainability awards. Across all industries and geographies, companies are going deep and granular - into materials, chemistry, processes, R&D, and more - to generate sustainability improvements,” commented Matt Harney, Chairperson and Founder of SEAL Awards. “Corporate ESG leadership - like our 2023 honorees have demonstrated - is absolutely needed to address our climate crisis.”
Details about the 2023 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards and the list of 2023 award winners are available at https://sealawards.com/sustainability-award-2023.