SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Icon Media Direct, a leading brand response media agency, has earned the LA Green Biz Certification and Green Business Seal from the city of Los Angeles Green Business Program (LAGBP) which recognizes businesses for their achievements in sustainable, environmentally conscious business practices. Icon is the first brand response company and largest media agency in Los Angeles to receive this recognition.
"Our employees care deeply about the planet and the community where we live and work, so as a company we are doing our part to develop and maintain sustainable business practices that support the environment and inspire our company's greatest asset: our people," comments Nancy Lazkani, Icon Media Direct founder and CEO. "This recognition is rewarding and further motivation for our team to continue company-wide sustainability initiatives."
LAGBP provides a certification and an official Green Business seal to businesses that meet standards of environmental sustainability, including increased energy and water efficiency, increased recycling and waste reduction, while providing opportunities for employees to participate in environmental stewardship. The Green Business seal gives consumers the opportunity to identify and support "green" products and services from businesses that support the greater good of the community and the environment.
Icon Media Direct earned the LA Green Biz Certification based on the efforts of their in-house sustainability team known as SPARK (Sustainability Powered by Accountability, Responsibility and Knowledge). This business sustainability task force was formed by employees to support the longevity and overall health of Icon Media Direct and its community. SPARK's environmental initiatives include an employee carpool program to reduce traffic and emissions, promoting mass transit and alternative transportation methods; a company-wide recycling program reducing waste in landfills as well as implementing usage of recycled copy paper; and energy-efficiency efforts such as the installation of light sensors and energy-efficient lightbulbs.
In addition to its environmental sustainability efforts, Icon Media Direct employees give back to the community by donating hundreds of volunteer hours to help fight hunger and provide assistance to families-in-need and the homeless in their communities.
"Sustainability starts with the little things; small, simple behavior changes that together add up to a big difference," Lazkani adds. "Going forward, we will continue our sustainable journey by expanding these endeavors."
About Icon Media Direct
Icon Media Direct is a brand response media agency focused on delivering ROI for its clients. Established in 2000, the firm has built deep relationships with media partners and leverages those partnerships to deliver favorable media rates and strong results. Icon maintains long-standing client engagements with some of the world's leading brands and companies, including OxiClean, Proactiv and TrueCar. One of the largest independent, woman-owned businesses in Los Angeles, Icon blends senior level experience in media-buying, client management and analytics to provide progressive thinking and comprehensive accountability metrics, which are fueled by its proprietary attribution platform designed to measure and optimize results. For more information, please visit www.iconmediadirect.com.
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