It is our hope that other companies within the self-service technology industry will see the difference that we can make and join us in our efforts to make this world a greener place.
Marion, IN (PRWEB) November 12, 2011
ZIVELO has partnered with Trees for the Future, a nonprofit organization that has planted over 65 million trees worldwide since 1989. ZIVELO has made a commitment to plant at least three trees for every kiosk that they sell to help offset their carbon foot print.
“ZIVELO has made sustainability part of their business by planting three trees for every kiosk sold. Their support allows us to work with communities that need these trees to meet their basic needs. By incorporating tree planting into their business model, they are helping communities such as Haiti transform their lives through planting fast-growing beneficial trees. By partnering with trees for the future, ZIVELO is showing how businesses can help drive sustainability locally and globally,” says Gorav Seth, Director of Finance and Operations at Trees for the Future.
Since the campaign’s launch in June of this year, nearly 6,000 trees have been planted thanks to ZIVELO’s contributions to Trees for the Future. ZIVELO is also working with local municipalities to plant trees throughout the city of Marion, Indiana to give back to the community that has given them their roots.
“Being environmentally friendly is one of the core values that have contributed to the foundation of our company and as an innovator within our industry, we have a social responsibility to set a positive example wherever we can,” says Ziver Birg, CEO of ZIVELO.
Being green isn’t a new trend for ZIVELO; some of the green initiatives that have been in place since the company’s inception include:
- Utilizing a minimum amount of post-consumer materials
- Providing recycling containers throughout all of their facilities
- Producing their kiosk enclosures from aircraft grade aluminum which is fully recyclable at the end of life
- Utilizing electronically bonded powder coat finishes that are approved by the EPA to be VOC free and can be retrieved and reused
- Offering purchase credits to organizations who want to trade in their unattractive, old, and outdated kiosks for ZIVELO terminals. These terminals will often be reused in third world countries or recycled via electronic recyclers.
ZIVELO has been recognized for their efforts as a green business by the software company, Advanced Solutions, who accepted them into the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program. This program supports the environmental advancements of technology pioneers by providing thousands of dollars worth of digital prototyping software to companies through their Clean Tech grants.
“We’re constantly developing processes to reduce manufacturing waste and offset our carbon foot print wherever possible,” says Birg, “It is our hope that other companies within the self-service technology industry will see the difference that we can make and join us in our efforts to make this world a greener place.”
ZIVELO has rapidly grown to become the world’s largest kiosk manufacturer, with over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities and over 200 employees. ZIVELO’s product line is well known globally, and now has resellers and distributors in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The design, engineering, and manufacturing of their public terminal systems are contained within the United States and are compliant with fair trade standards.
For additional information about ZIVELO, please visit zivelo.com or contact info(at)zivelo(dot)com.
For additional information regarding ZIVELO’s green initiatives, please contact green(at)zivelo(dot)com.
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