Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and select operating supplies, received a Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Sustainability Awards program. These awards honour people, teams and organisations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

Mission was recognised for its earth-conscious approach to laundering, processing and distributing linens and uniforms. As early as 1973, Mission installed one of the industry’s first wastewater recycling systems, and to this day the company demonstrates its dedication to sustainability by implementing water reclamation systems, energy-efficient equipment, paperless initiatives, alternative-fuel vehicles and numerous other “green” initiatives.

Mission’s air compressors and pumps feature variable speed pumps that result in an energy savings of approximately 660,000 kilowatt hours per year, and the company’s energy-efficient lighting systems and upgrades produce an estimated savings of 370,000 kilowatt hours per year.

Meanwhile, Mission’s reclamation and water re-usage programs save an estimated 141,000,000 million gallons of water per year.

Mission has facilities throughout California as well as Arizona, Texas, Oregon and New Mexico.

 “Sustainability has been a fundamental part of our business plan since we were founded in 1930, and our commitment to preserving the environment is present in everything we do,” said John Ross, Mission’s president and CEO. “We are honoured to have our efforts recognised, and we will always continue to seek new ways to make our operations even more environmentally friendly.”