Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, received a Bronze Stevie award in the large company of the year category of the 2018 American Business Awards, the USA’s premier business awards program. Mission and the other Stevie Award winners will be recognised at the American Business Awards gala on Monday, 11 June at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Mission was recognised for its commitment to going above and beyond for its customers, community and the environment. For example, in 2017 alone, Mission’s sustainability efforts saved 141,000,000 gallons of water and 1,030,000 kWh of energy. Additionally, the company expanded its selection of linens, uniforms and supplies to offer a better fit for the unique needs of each customer and opened a new, LEED-certified plant in Newark, California, to provide faster service for customers in the Bay Area. Mission also provided numerous new jobs throughout the Western USA and donated countless linens and supplies to charitable causes to make a positive impact in the community.

The competition drew more than 3,700 nominations across various categories. “The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The competition was intense, and those recognised as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment.”

In addition to the Stevie Award, Mission recently received the City of Santa Barbara’s 2018 Water Hero Award for its water conservation efforts, a silver 2017 Best in Biz Award in the Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category and a Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Sustainability Awards program.

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

“At Mission, our goal of always doing more for our customers, communities and environment drives each and every decision we make,” said John Ross, Mission’s president and CEO. “We are honoured to have our efforts recognised, and we are already identifying ways to do even more in 2018 and beyond.”