Geiger Receives Environmental Leadership Award
Lewiston, Maine, June 7, 2019: At its 25th anniversary gala the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business recognized Geiger with its Environmental Leadership Award.
Saying that Geiger was far and away the leader in its category, the judges noted and praised the company’s 100% carbon neutral shipping and its offsetting paper usage by planting trees. As part of its 2017 headquarters overhaul, it installed 696 solar panels, the largest business array in the state, which general 100% of firm’s annual electricity usage.
Solar power eliminates approximately 320,000 pounds of carbon emissions. UPS certified Geiger mitigated 2,514,724 pounds of carbon emissions in 2018. Those savings will continue – and grow – year after year.
In his acceptance remarks Geiger Board Chair, Gene Geiger, noted, “As a family-owned company we can be concerned about more than earning profits. We have a responsibility to our community and our planet. We are committed to sustainable practices. At the same time, we have to do more. We all have to do more.”
Headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, Geiger is the largest family owned and managed promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger operates offices across the US and Europe and is affiliated with over 450 independent sales representatives. Geiger is also the publisher of the world-famous Farmers’ Almanac™. A leader in safety and social responsibility, Geiger is committed to protecting the brands of our customers.