DEARBORN, Mich., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With installation complete on four new GE DuraStation™ charging stations, Team Detroit employees and clients can now charge their electric or hybrid plug-in vehicles at Dearborn headquarters for free.
"We're delighted to be able to offer vehicle charging, especially as electric vehicle ownership grows in popularity," said Kristen Schweitzer, Team Detroit SVP, Global Production Operations Director and project advocate. "By giving employees a place to plug in we hope that driving an EV can now become an option for more people."
Employees, clients, and registered guests can enjoy a complimentary charge for up to four hours a day. The charging stations are a continuation of the Agency's commitment to sustainable business practices, which has been engrained in the company culture since its inception in 2007.
Team Green, a grass-roots employee initiative, formed in 2008 and has championed the effort over the years with initiatives like composting and recycling programs, installation of motion-sensor lights and plumbing upgrades, as well as, community service partnerships with organizations like Detroit Dirt and The Greening of Detroit.
Since that time the Agency has received the United States Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification in 2011 and its Urban Green EBie Award in 2012.
Team Detroit focuses on six sustainability themes, instilled by parent company WPP, including a commitment to the environment to lessen impact and reduce their carbon footprint.
"These charging stations add to Team Detroit's history of providing smart and sustainable resources to employees, and we hope it encourages more Team Detroiters to go green," said Schweitzer.
About Team Detroit Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Team Detroit was founded in 2007 as an entirely new model of collaboration that gives marketers access to the breadth of WPP's talent, ideas, and tools. The agency has 36 U.S. offices and employs more than 3,000 worldwide. Outside of the US, the agency is branded as Blue Hive. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Lincoln Motor Company, Johnson Controls, Purina, Ohio Art and the United Way of Southeast Michigan. Visit www.teamdetroit.com for more information.