Reece Computer Systems receives sustainability award
Sustainable San Mateo County, an organization dedicated to improving the long-term health of San Mateo County, has awarded Reece Computer Systems with a 2009 Sustainability of the Year Award (Honorable Mention). Reece is the only Information Technology company to have received one of these awards over the last 10 years.
This year there were 31 nominees, including businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are making positive contributions to the County. Of these highly regarded nominees, only 5 will receive an award. Reece will be presented with the award at the 10th annual Sustainable San Mateo County Awards Event and Dinner on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Over 400 members from the community, including political leaders, will gather to honor the diverse array of organizations and individuals who are making positive contributions to the County’s economy, environment and social equity.
Says Tyler Hammer, Executive Director of Sustainable San Mateo County, "This year’s San Mateo County award nominees represented a diverse array of businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are all making positive contributions to the County’s economy, environment and social equity. In selecting the winners, Reece Computer Systems stood out for their strong commitment to environmentally friendly computer products and practices, their professional support of local charities and non-profits and their contributions to the local economy as an employer and productivity enhancer. As an organization that talks the talk and walks the walk, they’re an excellent role model for other small businesses who want to pursue a sustainable approach to their operations."
The nominees were evaluated based on how their work touches on each of the three E’s of sustainability - Environmental health, social Equity and Economic prosperity. Each nomination was evaluated based on how well the nominee’s actions reflect these basic sustainability criteria:
- Future and long-term oriented
- Aware of ecological and resource limits
- Regional as well as local in scope
- Cognizant that everything is interconnected
- Concerned with creating diverse and balanced communities
- Inclusive of social equity and well-being
- Supportive of public involvement in community decisions
"We are deeply honored to receive this highly respected award. It proves to us that running a successful business and having a positive social impact are not mutually exclusive," said Terri Reece, President of Reece Computer Systems. "Our goal is to provide our customers with affordable, leading edge technology that meets their current and future needs, while using responsible and sustainable practices that protect the environment and promote social equity. We provide technology solutions that have a predictable cost, encourage reuse of information technology equipment, and provide free electronic recycling services. We work to educate the public on how to make technology environmentally friendly and offer free computer classes to help the community improve their job skills. We believe that with a little extra effort and forward thinking approach, no goal is unattainable."