Environmental Stewardship in Action

Crescent Electric Supply Company Receives Award From Veolia Environmental Services

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, March 25, 2013 — Crescent Electric Supply Company has been selected as one of this year's recipients of the Veolia Environmental Stewardship Award. In 2003, Veolia Environmental Services established the "Environmental Stewardship Award" to present to Veolia customers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship through programs, policies and procedures that help to protect the environment by recycling electrical equipment, lighting and electronic wastes.

Over the past two years, Crescent Electric has quickly embraced the opportunity to provide recycling services to their customers. Crescent Electric's national service area and dedication to sustainable lighting solutions have allowed their customers to increase recycling rates from 2011 to 2012 by 108% for lighting ballasts, 147% for batteries, and 406% for mercury-containing light bulbs. Crescent Electric maintains a strong commitment to sustainability for all their service branches as well as extending this dedication to their customers.

Each year, Veolia's selects valued customers, from each region, that have exhibited a dedication to environmental stewardship that goes above and beyond that of a simple recycling program.

In order to be selected to receive the award, Veolia has established certain criteria that must be met.

Customer Selection Criteria:

  • Length of relationship
  • Quantities of material recycled
  • Types of material recycled
  • Corporate environmental policies/programs in place
  • Sensitive to corporate image with employees, customers and the public

Speaking to the award, Crescent Electric's Chief Operating Officer Chris Breslin stated, "Helping our customers implement a recycling mindset and program benefits not only the environment but helps them reduce liability and reduce costs."

Veolia representatives presented Crescent Electric Supply Company with the Environmental Stewardship Award. Pictured L to R: Fred Ribelli, Veolia Environmental Account Manager, Jack Schmid, Crescent Electric Supply Company Product & Inventory Manager, and Kevin Shaver, Veolia Environmental Operations Manager.

About Crescent:

Crescent Electric is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the U.S. The Company serves contractors, utilities, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation and datacom products from more than 130 branches nationally.

Established in 1919, Crescent Electric is a family owned business that is dedicated to being the leading distributor of quality products through value-added services. For more information, visit www.cesco.com or phone 815-747-3145.


Christina Eisbach
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Crescent Electric Supply Company
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