BOSTON — Crown Uniform & Linen Service, a fourth-generation family business, was honored last month with a Boston Green Award at the 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards, which recognizes local businesses and residents for making significant contributions toward making Boston a more sustainable city.
The award recognizes Crown’s exemplary performance in sustainable environmental practices with water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste reduction.
“Over the past year, our efforts have ranged from issuing individualized coffee mugs to all of our employees, installing LED lighting, replacing our delivery fleet with diesel vehicles, and investing in a ceramic water filtration system that is saving our Boston plant five million gallons of water a year,” says Plato Spilios, Crown’s vice president. “Although we have made great strides, we recognize there are other opportunities to continuously improve our focus and dedication to sustainability.”
Crown has also implemented a new accounting system as a first step toward paperless billing.
Crown is partnering with The Sustainable Business Leader Program, which has inspected Crown’s South Boston processing facility and will be working with the company as it qualifies for certification as a green business. Crown has established a “Green Team” and a “Sustainability Action Plan.”