Mission Linen Supply, a provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, received the City of Santa Barbara’s 2017 Water Hero Award. This annual award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that go above and beyond in their water conservation efforts and serve as strong examples of resource efficiency in the community.
Water conservation and other sustainability efforts have always been an integral part of Mission’s business approach. As early as 1973, Mission installed one of the laundry industry’s first wastewater recycling systems. Now, across its 44 locations, Mission’s water conservation efforts save approximately 141 million gallons of water per year. The company’s Santa Barbara plant alone saves 5.22 million gallons of water annually by using only the minimum amount necessary in the laundering process and implementing water reclamation and recycling efforts, according to a news release.
This is the third award Mission has recently received for its dedication to sustainability. The company was also honored with a Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Sustainability Awards program as well as a silver 2017 Best in Biz Award in the Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for something so near to our hearts,” said John Ross, Mission’s president and CEO. “All of us at Mission are deeply committed to protecting the environment and have been ever since the company was founded in 1930. We believe it is our responsibility to treat water as the valuable resource that it is, and we’ll never stop looking for new and better ways to conserve.”