Roscoe Blog

Roscoe Named Semi-Finalist for Governor's Sustainability Award

Jim Buik - Monday, September 12, 2016

Roscoe Named Semi-Finalist for Governor's Sustainability Award

We are pleased to have been notified by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center that we have been named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award.

We are even prouder of the six sustainability accomplishments covered in our award submission, and the four new sustainability efforts on the way to make the rental and laundering of work uniforms, custom mats, bathroom towels, mops, and shop towels even more environmentally friendly.

Award Selection Process & Next Steps

We now must pass an environmental compliance check by Illinois EPA to confirm that no outstanding compliance issues exist. The Roscoe Company has also been submitted to the Office of the Governor for final approval to issue an Award. The Governor's Office will review other compliance requirements, including business registration and reporting.

Organizations that are selected to be considered Finalists were notified in late September and award recipients will be announced at the 30th Annual Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony on November 1st at the Union League Club of Chicago. We look forward to the event.

Recent & Future Sustainability Initiatives

Roscoe won the Governor's Sustainability Award in 1999 – the first and only other time we have applied for this honorable distinction. No national uniform company has ever won this award in Illinois. Even if we do not win the award this year, we are proud of the six sustainability accomplishments covered in our award submission.

We also have four more initiatives planned, including Nest thermostat implementation, additional water conservation efforts, using solar energy and natural gas. This is part of our continued commitment to environmental sustainability and to being a responsible corporate citizen in Lawndale, Chicago and Illinois.

Contact us to learn more about the Chicago Uniform Company and our sustainability efforts

Recent Posts


chicago tribune laundry services Angel Tree hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) floor mat rental A21 WalkForFreedom high visibility restroom mats 95th anniversary restroom hygiene products wipers image mats customer communication teamwork nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) flame resistant keynelink automatic hand sanitizers illinois patriot education fund (IPEF) net promoter score kannegiesser local and independent Sustainability soil scanning RFID roll towels fleece anti-fatigue mats shortages automatic paper towel dispensers linen laundry bags continuous improvement branded merchandise manufacturing history cintas garden city business center community service microbial contamination customer satisfaction survey facility tour SHARP certification clean green certified wastewater treatment soaker mats case study g&k logo apparel automatic foam soap anti-static uniforms flu prevention wet mops image apparel leasing National Safety Month sorting system testimonials ANSI success story Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) sludge filter work uniforms logo mats scraper mats OSHA work uniform rental arrow uniform executive uniform garments FreshSeat food safety modernization act (FSMA) family picnic pathogen elimination blackhawks cleaning process activewear coat angels outerwear ISO 9001:2008 20-year-club food processing shop towel rule shop towels microfiber dust mops restroom cleaning supplies succession planning toilet seat sanitizer custom floor mats clean show executive management institute (EMI) blood drive hygienically clean hand sanitizer air sanitizer Earth Day super bristle mats ISO 9001:2015 facilities management services invoicing lawndale business renaissance association (LBRA) corporate apparel governor's sustainability award midwest textile services association (MTSA) family business textile rental services association (TRSA) UHF chips barcode restroom supplies toilet seat cleaners feeding america unifirst national fire protection association (NFPA) laundryESP Innovation award