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Environmental Leadership

Freeman Audio Visual’s “Go Green” Report for Q2 2014

By | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership

REfficient has released Freeman Audio Visual’s “Go Green” Report for April 1 to June 31, 2014. Here are the results.

    • Freeman Audio Visual diverted about 2.5 metric tonnes from landfills during the second quarter of 2014. This is the equivalent weight of two beluga whales!

 

    • The space savings amounted to 512 ft3. This is comparable to stuffing about 4.5 mid-sized cars full of product.

    • It is estimated that approximately 7.23 kg of CO2 were created from this process. Based on average tree carbon consumption, approximately 2 trees would be needed to offset the CO2.**

 

    • In 2014 thus far, Freeman Audio Visual diverted about 7.72 metric tonnes from landfills, the equivalent weight of six beluga whales!

**For educational purposes only. Consumption rates depend on type of tree, age and other factors.

For sources of these stats, please contact REfficient.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project Fifth-Year Final Results

By | Corporate Social Responsibility, ECOS, Education, Environmental Leadership, Meeting Professionals International

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Freeman Audio Visual proudly partnered with MPI Foundation Canada for the fifth consecutive year on the Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project, a long-term corporate social responsibility commitment that has created an opportunity for the meetings and events industry to give back to its local communities. Here is a recap of this past year’s results.

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Freeman Audio Visual Canada Wins 2014 InfoComm Sustainable Technology Award

By | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Green AV, Industry News, InfoComm International, Leadership, Press Releases

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Freeman CEO Joe Popolo, Jr. and Freeman Audio Visual Canada President Johanne Bélanger at InfoComm14

Freeman CEO Joe Popolo, Jr. and Freeman Audio Visual Canada President Johanne Bélanger at InfoComm14

Freeman Audio Visual Canada Wins 2014 InfoComm Sustainable Technology Award

Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2014 InfoComm Sustainable Technology Award (formerly Green AV Award) for its contributions to the AV industry and its focus on sustainability. This marks the company’s second time winning the award after its first win in 2010.

“It is immensely rewarding to see the sustainability efforts of our employees at every level recognized in such a meaningful way by the trade association that represents the professional audio visual and information communications industries worldwide,” said Johanne Bélanger, President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada and InfoComm International’s Board of Directors.

InfoComm International honours member companies who have distinguished themselves in their sustainability efforts, making an extraordinary contribution to the AV industry with these pursuits. This award calls attention to the people who have taken a lead in adopting green measures whether in the manufacturing of products, the design, programming, or integration of AV systems, the staging of events, or the implementation of sustainable initiatives in the workplace.

“Freeman Audio Visual Canada has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability principles,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “This company sets a high standard for corporate stewardship that elevates the stature of the AV industry, and we are grateful for their leadership.”

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Freeman audiovisuel Canada remporte le Prix de technologie durable 2014 de InfoComm

Freeman audiovisuel Canada est fière d’annoncer qu’elle a reçu le prix de technologie durable 2014 (anciennement appelé « Green AV Award ») d’InfoComm pour sa contribution à l’industrie de l’audiovisuel et son attention à la durabilité. Après sa première victoire en 2010, l’entreprise remporte maintenant le prix pour la seconde fois.

“Il est immensément gratifiant de voir que tous les efforts de développement durable de nos employés à tous les niveaux sont reconnus de manière significative par l’association professionnelle représentant les professionnel de l’audiovisuel et de l’industrie des communications dans le monde entier,” commente Johanne Bélanger, Présidente de Freeman audiovisuel Canada et du conseil d’administration d’InfoComm International.

InfoComm International rend hommage aux compagnies membres qui se sont illustrées par leurs efforts de développement durable et qui contribuent largement à l’industrie de l’audiovisuel avec ses activités. Ce prix met en lumière les personnes qui ont pris l’initiative en adoptant des mesures écologiques que ce soit dans la fabrication des produits, la conception, la programmation ou l’intégration de systèmes audiovisuels, la mise en scène d’événements ou la mise en œuvre d’initiatives durables en milieu de travail.

« Freeman audiovisuel Canada a démontré un solide engagement envers les principes de développement durable, » a déclaré David Labuskes, CTS, DEDC, directeur général et PDG, InfoComm International. « Cette société définit des normes élevées pour la gestion d’entreprise qui élève la stature de l’industrie de l’audiovisuel, et nous sommes reconnaissants pour leur leadership ».

Freeman VP of Sustainability Jeff Chase shares way to “Green” your Expo

By | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Freeman, Green AV, Interesting Articles

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Jeff Chase, vice president of sustainability at Freeman, asked some of the event’s big exhibitors what would happen to their exhibits when the show closed. The answer from many, including Audi, with its 5,000-square-foot booth, was that they were destined for the dumpster.

He told that story to an audience at the Green Meeting Industry Council’s Sustainable Meetings conference in May, when he shared a stage with Tom Bowman, green business consultant and author of The Green Edge, to talk about practical strategies to reduce the environmental impact of exhibitions.

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Freeman Audio Visual’s “Go Green” Report for Q1 2014

By | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Green AV

 

REfficient has just released Freeman Audio Visual’s “Go Green” Report for January 1 to March 31, 2014. Here are the results.

• Freeman Audio Visual diverted about 5.22 metric tonnes from landfills during the first quarter of 2014. This is the equivalent weight of almost four beluga whales!
• The space savings amounted to 1408 ft3. This is comparable to stuffing about 13 mid-sized cars.
• It is estimated that approximately 513 kg of CO2 were created from this process. Based on average tree carbon consumption, approximately 133 trees would be needed to offset the CO2.**

**For educational purposes only. Consumption rates depend on type of tree, age and other factors.

For sources of these stats, please contact REfficient.

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Rapport « Go Green » de Freeman audiovisuel du premier trimestre de 2014
REfficient vient de publier le rapport «Go Green »de Freeman audiovisuel pour la période du 1er janvier au 31 mars 2014. Voici les résultats:

• Au cours du premier trimestre de 2014, Freeman audiovisuel a détourné environ 5,22 tonnes métriques des sites d’enfouissement, soit une masse qui se rapproche au poids total de quatre bélugas.
• Le volume d’espace économisé s’est élevé à 1 408 pieds cubes, qui se compare à rembourrer environ 13 voitures intermédiaires.
• On estime que ce processus a créé environ 513 kg de dioxyde de carbone. Selon la répartition moyenne du carbone par les arbres, quelques 133 arbres seraient requis pour compenser l’émission du dioxyde de carbone.**

**À titre informatif seulement. Les taux de consommation varient selon le type et l’âge de l’arbre, ainsi que d’autres facteurs.

Pour obtenir les sources de ces statistiques, veuillez contacter REfficient.