LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division today announced that it has received the inaugural Corporate Sustainability Award from the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA). The honor was presented on October 21, 2010 during the IEA's annual conference in San Diego.
The IEA Corporate Sustainability Award recognizes the Western Division's long-term commitment to sustainable industry practices as well as its annual sustainability report.
"I am proud of our employees whose work and commitment are the reason we received this award," said Alan Wessel, president of Vulcan's Western Division. "This highlights our position as the industry leader in balancing sound economic, environmental, and social responsibility practices."
The Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) is a joint organization of the California Manufacturing and Technology Association and the Chemical Industry Council of California. The IEA was formed in 1983 to promote responsible, cost-effective environmental laws and regulations, facilitate environmental compliance and provide related education activities for the community at large. IEA members include Fortune 100 companies, state agencies, and county and municipal governments.
"We are honored to be recognized by the IEA for our strong commitment to sustainable practices," said Brian Anderson, director of environmental, regulatory affairs and sustainable development for Vulcan's Western Division. "This award is a testament to the excellent work our employees have done in implementing our Division sustainability plan and producing an annual report that is a benchmark for our industry."
About Vulcan Materials Company
Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation's foremost producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of other construction materials. The company's Western Division is its largest operating division, with more than 70 facilities in Arizona, California and New Mexico and approximately 1,200 employees. For additional information about Vulcan Materials Company, see www.vulcanmaterials.com.
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