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Visual Marking receives APTA sustainability honor

Posted on February 21, 2013

Visual Marking Systems Inc. (VMS) received Gold Level recognition for its commitment to sustainability as judged by a panel of transit experts from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

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, 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. Balancing these two values helps build stronger transportation networks, thus a sustainable future.

“Congratulations to Visual Marking Systems for achieving Gold Level recognition in sustainability and setting the standard for other businesses,” said APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy. “Visual Marking Systems is the first business member of APTA to receive this recognition because of their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.”    

VMS provides a wide cross-section of quality transportation signs and graphics. Creating a variety of branding and print media for APTA business members, builders, consultants, OEMs and transit agencies.

VMS worked with the Federal Railroad Administration and APTA to help pioneer the manufacturing of High-Performance Photo Luminescent (HPPL) graphics in the U.S. 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.

VMS was recognized by APTA in part because of the sustainable business practices it brings as a business member. Sustainability at VMS is a companywide initiative to enhance the environmental performance of our products and our customers. Every organization, including all APTA Sustainable Commitment signatories, can enhance their supply chain by partnering with a SGP certified printer and demonstrate the public commitment to sustainable supply chain management.

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