DALLAS, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QuEST Forum, a global organization dedicated to quality and sustainability in the ICT community, named today the winners of its Second Annual Global Sustainability Awards. This honor recognizes organizations achieving excellence and showcasing energy, passion and innovation in corporate sustainability.
QuEST Forum is actively involved in issues related to sustainability and looks to its members to take leadership roles in sustainable practices. QuEST Forum created the Sustainability Awards to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as leaders in the field of Sustainability. Entrants in the competition measured their performance against the QuEST Forum model to demonstrate their progress to date. The winning companies were honored during a reception and ceremony on Tuesday evening at a VIP Dinner hosted by The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) during their Network of the Future Conference in Dallas, TX.
The winners of the 2016 QuEST Forum Global Sustainability Awards are:
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD: Sector Supply
Sector Supply operates within a mature companywide quality management system designed and implemented to conform to the highest industry standards, including ISO 9001:2008, TL 9000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Every department at Sector Supply is trained, monitored and internally audited on a regular basis to ensure procedures are followed and our customers' requirements are being met. In addition, their Texas headquarters, test lab, and distribution center are registered and audited annually by 3rd party registrars to provide independent confirmation of their quality and business excellence certifications.
MOST IMPROVED AWARD: Argent Associates
Argent Associates, founded in 1998, is a company focused on new technology, reselling and distribution services. Within the last 18 years, it has evolved from a Value-Added Reseller to a multi-division company providing engineering, technology development, sustainability, and cloud based solutions. As a supply chain innovator, Argent combines cloud based internet-of-things applications with logistics systems to monitor, predict and optimize supply chains. Argent Associates' mission is to offer innovative supply chain solutions that deliver real-time information, increase security, introduce process efficiencies and deliver high quality products and services to our customers while protecting the environment.
With over 30 global organizations now participating in the QuEST Forum Sustainability Initiative (SI), QuEST Forum wanted to give organizations an opportunity to be publicly recognized and rewarded as leaders in corporate sustainability. Fraser Pajak, CEO of QuEST Forum said, "Only in its second year, participation in the QuEST Forum Global Sustainability Awards has really taken off. I was truly impressed by the number of submissions we received. There were so many examples of companies doing exemplary work in the area of sustainability. The real challenge here was narrowing it down to only two winners!" He goes on to say, "As an organization, we are very fortunate to have so many companies participating and passionately supporting the growth of QuEST Forum's Sustainability Initiative. I thank each and every one of them for their continued support."
QuEST Forum's Sustainability Initiative is open to all companies in ICT, and has no cost requirements to participate. Those wishing to compete for the awards in 2017 need only to join in this great work, improve their performance and enter to win next year. For more information on how to participate, click here.
About QuEST Forum
QuEST Forum is a global association of companies dedicated to impacting the quality and sustainability of products and services in the ICT industry. We are very unique in that we create a collaborative environment for service providers and suppliers, who are often times competitors, to come together and develop innovative solutions to relevant industry issues. QuEST Forum unifies the ICT community through the implementation of TL 9000 (an ICT specific quality management system that is built on ISO 9001), performance benchmarking, and a broad array of common metrics that support the rapid industry adoption of new technologies and consistent quality of communication networks around the world.
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