|SARASOTA COUNTY – The Sarasota County Government Materials Management team has earned the Supply and Demand Chain Executive Award for the fourth time, continuing their commitment to sustainability and cost savings. The award recognizes companies and organizations that make sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, while working to achieve measurable goals within their own operations. Their ongoing practice of integrating sustainability has also resulted in waste reduction benefits.|
According to Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, the county’s materials management team continues to fully embrace one of the county’s organizational goals, which is environmental stewardship.
“Their actions further demonstrate that Sarasota County Government is home to the most forward-thinking and resourceful employees in the entire state,” Lewis said.
Sarasota County General Services Director Jeff Lowdermilk said the team is always looking for ways to improve, and that drives their repeated successes. “I’m very proud of their continued efforts and their dedication to hard work. These awards demonstrate the ways in which they provide the highest level of service to the organization and community,” Lowdermilk added. As part of the division’s efforts to promote and practice sustainability, they have made strides in eliminating waste, through recycling and joint collaboration with key suppliers and vendors. Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability Director Lee Hayes Byron said that the team truly are leaders when it comes to sustainable practices for warehouse and supply management. “We are fortunate to have such innovative members here in Sarasota County. They are constantly looking for opportunities to protect our environment,” Byron said. Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said the award recognizes small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain. “From software solutions to transportation management systems to several other initiatives designed to reduce carbon footprint and improve the re-use of materials, sustainability continues to rank as a key component to a stronger, safer and more efficient supply chain,” Mayer said. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net. Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net (keywords: ADA compliance).