MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Snuff Company (ASC), an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification.
American Snuff Company is the first Memphis-based company and just the 13th company in the entire state of Tennessee to hold this award.
"ASC – Memphis is very pleased and proud to be recognized by the State of Tennessee Green Star Partnership," said Mick Spach, president of American Snuff Company. "Our employees have actively implemented responsible conservational programs and are continually striving to improve our environmental performance. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is consistent with our commitment to leading the transformation of the tobacco industry."
The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is TDEC's environmental leadership program that seeks to recognize organizations that are committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement throughout their entire operation.
"We are honored that American Snuff Company has joined the Tennessee Green Star Partnership at the Three-Star Partner level," said Curtis Hopper, Office of Sustainable Practices with the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. "It is a great accomplishment for a new member to enter the Partnership at the highest level, which attests to the quality of American Snuff's environmental management system."
ASC Memphis is the second Reynolds American subsidiary to receive state-level recognition for their outstanding sustainability efforts. Earlier this year, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. was awarded the highest level of recognition in North Carolina's Environmental Stewardship Initiative as well.
American Snuff Company, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), is the nation's second-largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Grizzly and Kodiak.
To learn more about how Reynolds American and its operating companies are transforming the tobacco industry, visit the transforming tobacco section on the Reynolds American Inc. website.
SOURCE American Snuff Company