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November 12, 2010 > Business Efficiency Awards announced

Business Efficiency Awards announced

Submitted by Janet Smartt
Photo by Scott Finsthwait

StopWaste.Org honored 12 Alameda County companies and organizations with the 2010 Business Efficiency Awards. The awards are presented annually for outstanding achievements in waste reduction, enhanced operational efficiency, and environmental performance.

The winners are: Peerless Coffee & Tea Company (Oakland), A. G. Ferrari Foods (San Leandro), Coca Cola Bottling Company of California (San Leandro), TMG Partners for the Emeryville Public Market (Emeryville), Novartis (Emeryville), University of California Office of the President (Oakland), Washington Hospital Healthcare System (Fremont), and Wente Family Estates (Livermore). Honorable Mentions were given to: Berkeley Repertory Theater (Berkeley), The Clorox Company (Oakland Office), Dobake Bakeries, Inc. (Oakland), and Telecare Villa Fairmont Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (San Leandro).

StopWaste.Org Executive Director Gary Wolff praised the leadership demonstrated by the awardees. "The companies and organizations we are honoring today have studied their production system and internal processes, often including their supply chains, to reduce or eliminate waste," Wolff said. "Their success demonstrates that resource efficiency is not just good for the environment, but can be a very powerful business strategy."

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