APTA awards Visual Marking Systems with sustainability recognition
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Gold Level recognition for Visual Marking Systems, Inc. (VMS) for its commitment to sustainability as judged by a panel of transit experts.
VMS is the first and only APTA Business Member to receive the Gold Level recognition from APTA’s peer review team. As a supplier of products and services to agencies, APTA says VMS has shown dedication to uphold a companywide effort focused on improving the triple bottom line: People (social), Planet (environmental), and Profit (economic).
Public transit agencies and businesses that participate in this program on a voluntary basis make a commitment to putting processes and actions into place which allow for continuous improvement in sustainability. According to APTA, sustainability is about practices that make good business sense and good environmental sense.
“Congratulations to Visual Marking Systems for achieving Gold Level recognition in sustainability and setting the standard for other businesses,” said Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association. “Visual Marking Systems is the first business member of APTA to receive this recognition because of their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.”
“The public transportation industry is a huge print buying community, and VMS’ participation in the APTA Sustainability program and its achievement of Gold Level recognition is evidence that VMS is committed as a supplier to APTA’s 2010-2014 Strategic Goals to reduce the transit industry’s environmental impact,” said Dolf Kahle, CEO of VMS.
VMS worked with the FRA and APTA to help pioneer the manufacturing of High-Performance Photo Luminescent (HPPL) graphics in the United States for new egress standards (2007, 2011). HPPL signage is an important standard because it directly aids in the safety of passengers and crew in emergency situations. Contact Boom or VMS for more information.
VMS says sustainability is a companywide initiative to enhance the environmental performance of its products and its customers.