Safe choices

The Environmental Protection Agency recently honored Sustainability Performance Management Specialist Ron Robbins for his contributions as a member of the U.S. Sustainable Acquisition and Materials Management (SAMM) Interagency Workgroup.

The SAMM group was awarded a Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for its efforts to promote the purchase and use of products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

Robbins has researched, evaluated and promoted the use of the environmentally preferable and safer chemical products at USPS for more than 20 years.

“The Postal Service’s environmental vision is simple: We want to be a sustainability leader,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day. “This award is another example of our commitment to implementing environmental and socially responsible operations and services.”

The SAMM group was recognized in the supporters’ category.

The Postal Service’s sustainability efforts also include devising a strategy to respond to climate change and reducing energy and water usage, among other initiatives.