2016 Environmental Respect Award, Ambassador of Respect, North America Region Announced

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Crop Production Services of Vanceboro, North Carolina, is one of four agricultural companies named an “Ambassador of Respect” for the 2016 Environmental Respect Awards.

ERA 2016

ERA 2016

We distinguish ourselves from our competitors through our customer service, education and relationships.

Crop Production Services of Vanceboro, North Carolina, is one of four agricultural companies named an “Ambassador of Respect” for the 2016 Environmental Respect Awards. The company was selected in April during an event attended by global environmental and agricultural experts from around the world. Ambassadors also were named for Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa.

Crop Production Services received the award during a special ceremony at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE, (USA) last week.

“DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship,” said Tim Glenn, president, DuPont Crop Protection. “These leaders are helping to advance environmental safety as well as the safe use of agricultural products. We hope they will inspire others who share our passion and commitment to elevate environmental stewardship around the world.”
Located in the countryside of North Carolina, the Crop Production Services (CPS) outlet in Vanceboro puts a laser sharp focus on furthering the cause of environmental respect.

“We feel that being a responsible environmental steward is not only required, but is the right thing to do,” Tommy Greene, Facility Manager said. “We are committed to advance new technologies, products, and provide information to train our employees and growers as the agricultural world continues to evolve.

“Our business model is not to just sell products; we aren’t just retailers,” Greene added. “We distinguish ourselves from our competitors through our customer service, education and relationships. We believe that product stewardship requires a partnership with our farmer customers to maximize yields while minimizing product hazards and environmental impact.”

The Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection, CropLife® magazine and AgriBusiness Global® magazine, honor outstanding environmental stewardship among those who supply farmers with inputs that are critical to safe and effective crop production globally. The winners exemplify environmental care in areas including security, risk management, product handling and use, worker safety, and education and outreach to their communities.

2016 marks the program’s 26th year honoring the stewardship, sustainability, safety, and community outreach efforts of the world’s leading agricultural retailers and distributors. In all, 15 companies were honored with regional awards for their outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. Ambassadors received special honors as the best of the best in their respective regions.

For 16 years, Paul Schrimpf, Group Editor of CropLife and AgriBusiness Global magazines has led the program’s judging process and development.

“It’s through the conscientious efforts of these ag businesses and the crop producers they serve that the world is assured of a safe and bountiful food supply,” Schrimpf said. “We’re delighted to be able to gain them some recognition for their environmentalism.”

Find more information on the Environmental Respect Awards at http://www.EnvironmentalRespect.com.

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For 26 years, the Environmental Respect Awards have been the foremost distinction in stewardship among agricultural retailers and distributors worldwide. Since its inception in 1991, more than 6,500 businesses in the U.S. and Canada have shared their stories of environmental stewardship, sustainability, product safety standards, and customer and community outreach. Approximately 700 have earned state/provincial awards. Over the past 11 years, the international extension of the Environmental Respect Awards has seen participation from more than 550 businesses in 33 countries. ERA 2016 marks the continuation of a fully integrated global selection and recognition process. The program is sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and is managed and conducted by CropLife magazine and AgriBusiness Global magazine, Meister Media Worldwide publications.

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