Norcross, Georgia — October 30, 2014 — Economical Insurance is one of three North American companies selected as winners of the fifth annual AkzoNobel FIT Sustainability Award. The award recognizes and honours businesses and organizations that are actively engaged in practices that advance the concepts of sustainability.
Economical Insurance is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and is the only Canadian firm to make this yearâ€™s list. The other winners are GMG Envirosafe, headquarterd in Chicago,Illinois, and Select Auto Body of San Francisco, California.
â€œWe are pleased to recognize these businesses,â€ says Bill Orr, Communication Manager, AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes North America. â€œSustainability is not simply an obligation, it is an opportunity to grow through the implemention of business practices that meet todayâ€™s needs for profitability, while considering societal and environmental issues. The 2014 honorees of the FIT Sustainability Award represent different facets of the collision repair industry, yet they share unique perspectives for implementing focus, vision and talent to anticipate the impact that todayâ€™s decisions will have on future generations.â€
Representatives from the three companiesâ€”Rocco Neglia, Economical Insurance; Joe Hayes, GMG Envirosafe; J.R. Hubbard, Selecta Auto Bodyâ€”will participate as panelists in the fourth annual AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Symposium to be held Monday, November 3 at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FIT is an acronym for three key measurement criteria of the award: Focus, Innovation and Talent. This award, an industry innovation of AkzoNobel, was created in 2009 to promote the leadership role and unique contributions that the collision repair industry is making to generate a more sustainable future.