Graham Packaging Co. is being recognized for its sustainability efforts by the Business Intelligence Group.
The Lancaster, Pa.-based company said it was the only packaging company to receive an honor from the awards organization in the Sustainable Leadership category for organizations.
"Since its founding nearly a half century ago, Graham Packaging has consistently looked for ways to be more sustainable through innovative packaging solutions and industry-leading recycling efforts," Graham Packaging CEO Mike King said in a statement. "This award shines a light on our ongoing efforts in supporting a circular economy."
News of the award follow the release of the company's 2018 sustainability report, which advocates a circular economy and minimization of waste. That report is available at https://www.grahampackaging.com/sustainability.
The awards program honors "those who have made sustainability an integral part of the business practice," according to the group. The program is open to nominations from both non-profit and for-profit organizations "to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization," the group said.
"The role of sustainability is becoming more prevalent in most organizations, but these nominees have provided everyone with a leadership standard we can all model," said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer at Business Intelligence Group in a statement.
The awards organization says it uses industry leaders to determine winners.
Dow Chemical Co. also received three awards for under the Sustainability Product of the Year category for its Primal RN Acrylic Emulsions, Dowsil TC-3015 Reworkable Thermal Gel and Renuva Polyols.