Doe Run Wins Green Business Award

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St. Louis RCGA’s “Green Business Challenge” Awards Local Businesses

The Doe Run Company received an Award of Merit and a Circle of Excellence award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Associations’ (RCGA) 2011 St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The Challenge is part of a regional effort by the RCGA to recognize local companies for their efforts in implementing sustainable business practices with an emphasis on energy efficiency, waste reduction and water conservation activities.

“As a natural resource company, managing our resources in a sustainable manner is one of our core values,” stated Barbara Shepard, vice president of human resources and community relations, who oversaw the establishment of the Doe Run Green Team. “This program helped us reduce the environmental impact of our corporate office and increased our understanding of the many efforts we have in place across our organization that help us balance our social, economic and environmental responsibilities.”

Highlights of Doe Run’s accomplishments include:

  •     Publishing a Sustainability Report
  •     Providing monthly educational tips
  •     Reducing waste through implementation of single-stream recycling
  •     Reducing paper usage by 30 percent
  •     Collecting cell phones and shoes for recycling/reuse purposes

Doe Run was one of the top three companies to receive an Award of Merit for Greatest Gain in the Tenant Category, and was among 69 companies that competed overall in two categories. Participants responded to challenges in six areas including: outreach, energy, indoor environmental quality, waste, water and transportation. The awards were presented at the December 6 ceremony hosted by the RCGA and held at the Union Station Marriot Regency Ballroom.

“The goal of the Green Business Challenge is to demonstrate that sustainable business practices can improve a company’s bottom line, as well as strengthen our regional economy,” said Eric Schneider, senior director of energy and the environment for the St. Louis RCGA. “The RCGA congratulates The Doe Run Company for being a part of the growing network of businesses across the St. Louis region that are successfully “greening” their operations.”

Members of Doe Run’s Green Team are: Amy Ketola, Kathy Hartley, Barbara Noe, Deb Selinger, Paul Nelson and David Roscoe.

About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit

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