We hope that our accomplishment can help lead the way for other businesses wanting to validate the success of their sustainability efforts.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Marstel-Day, LLC has become the nation's first company to be certified by the National Standards Foundation, International (NSFI) under P391, North America’s sustainability assessment protocol for services and service providers. Businesses seeking certification must demonstrate achievement across a spectrum of environmental, labor and social criteria.Marstel-Day received a platinum level certification, the highest rating achievable under the standard. Being awarded the platinum level is a public recognition of the success of Marstel-Day's multi-year efforts to achieve a greener and more socially conscious workplace.
“Credibility and trust are paramount to organizations seeking sustainable service providers. By being the first company to achieve certification, Marstel-Day demonstrates dedication to assessing their internal practices, increasing efficiencies, and achieving more sustainable operational practices,” said Tom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF’s Sustainability Division.
Company President and CEO Rebecca R. Rubin stated: "Becoming the nation’s first business to be certified under this important and ground-breaking protocol is a real differentiator for us and will help raise our profile as a certified sustainable service provider able to meet the expectations of Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. It will also, we hope, set the stage for other businesses to follow suit.”
Marstel-Day's Sustainability Officer, Gail Dunn explained that, "The certification involved a comprehensive, off-site evaluation of Marstel-Day documents, processes and results, followed by an on-site third-party audit to confirm conformance with the criteria established by NSF."
NSF International is a not-for-profit public health and safety organization that operates across the globe and has been in business since 1944. It is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited developer of more than 50 American national standards that protect public health and the environment.
Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Marstel-Day is a third-party certified woman-owned, HUBZone small business concern that holds multiple federal prime contract vehicles. The company has additional offices in Oakland and Oceanside, CA; Alexandria, VA; Stennis Space Center, MS; Dallas, TX; and the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado. Marstel-Day has received recognition for its "green" approach to environmental consulting services and was most recently awarded the AWE (Alliance for Workplace Excellence) leadership award for its demonstrated ecological leadership. Marstel-Day has also received the "HUBZone Corporate Citizen of the Year" award from the HUBZone Contractors National Council and been named to the Inc. 5000 list of "Fastest-Growing Companies" for a fourth consecutive year.