Aurora Specialty Textiles Gets a “Green” Recognition


AuroraLogoAurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. has received the 2012 SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award for the second consecutive year. The Sustainability Recognition Awards recognize member companies that develop a sustainable business ethic, requiring a strong commitment from not only company management, but also its workforce.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. has a long-term sustainability vision, which includes investments in capital projects that will allow the company to modernize its 100-year old building in order to make operations more efficient. The end result will be less energy required and lower emissions. “We have not only recognized higher than expected operational savings by updating assets, but also improved our operational working conditions, such as air quality,” said Mike Richardson, director of Sales/Marketing-Print Media. “It is a win, not only for Aurora, but also for our surrounding environment.”

In addition to these measures, ASTG’s environmental policy and its ISO 14001 environmental certificate have been added to the company Web site. Internally ASTG has posted environmental banners throughout their facilities and conducted employee communication meetings for project updates.