PORTIONPAC WINS STATEWIDE AWARD FOR REDUCING CARBON USE
PortionPac Chemical Corporation has won the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for Continuous Improvement.
PortionPac won the award for its actions to become carbon balanced this year. The company has converted its fleet to hybrid and clean diesel fuels; initiated public transit reimbursements for employees; and purchased equivalent o ffsets from Terra Pass for the remaining carbon production.
“Running a successful business creates emissions. By funding clean energy and efficiency projects, we sponsor a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that is directly proportional to the emissions created by our driving, flying, and energy use,” said Burt Klein, president of PortionPac. Each Terra Pass purchase is verified on two levels; every greenhouse gas reduction project is verified by an independent environmental auditor, and every o ffset purchase and marketing claim is verified against industry leading standards by an independent third party.
Twenty-five Illinois businesses were recognized at the ceremony at the Illinois Sustainable
Technology Center in Champaign. Dr. Manohar Kulkarni, the center’s director, presented the award on behalf of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to PortionPac board members Marvin Klein and Irv Vit; marketing director Caryn Stets; and accountant Sean Missey.
PortionPac won the Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award in 2006, and was recognized with Continuous Improvement Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011.