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From the Graebel Newsroom.


Eco-Friendly Relocation Company Walks The Talk

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June 17, 2008


 (Aurora, CO) This month, Graebel and its employees began an exciting initiative geared toward raising awareness about the environmental impacts of its relocation and moving operations and helping Graebel become more “Green”.


“With each passing day we are see that becoming a more eco-friendly and conscious organization is both a responsible and necessary thing to do,” said Bill Graebel, Chief Executive Officer.


The Company’s first 30-day emphasis will focus on the World Headquarters’ campus in Denver, Colorado and in Wausau, Wisconsin. Graebel will incrementally roll-out a nationwide deployment of its Green Initiatives to another Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide office in Atlanta, Georgia office, and International forwarding centers and U.S.-based service centers.


“With increasing frequency it is apparent that our clients and prospects are beginning to require their suppliers demonstrate an active and effective environmental management policy or strategy” said Graebel. 


In many respects, the process of Graebel “going green” began about this time last year when the Graebel announced its Certificate of Registration for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). Graebel was among the first in the relocation industry to receive this designation. The ISO 14001 requires implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with defined internationally recognized standards. The ISO 14001 standard specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management review.


Among Green Initiatives occurring at the World Headquarters include:


  • Recycling bins for plastic and glass located on every floor
  • Recycled paper products used with greater regularity
  • “Green” cleaning products employed by janitorial staff
  • Light sensors installed in many high-traffic locations
  • Every Friday as of June 1st, one elevator is shut down to encourage employees to take stairs
  • Thermostats up one degree during summer, lower one degree during winter months
  • Water sprinkler systems programmed to reduce watering time 50%
  • Rain sensors installed on water sprinkler system
  • Collecting phone books to be recycled
  • Cell phone drive to collect money for Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization sending care packages to troops overseas
  • June 25th is Bike To Work day


Additional Green Initiatives deployed at the Wausau Corporate office:


  • Eliminate purchase of plastic forks, spoons and cups for facility
  • Use of recycled toner cartridges
  • Thermostats set for maximum efficiency
  • Recycling all office paper products


Graebel expects to conduct ongoing research for more eco-friendly processes, and will incorporate more initiatives in the future.  The company will continue to incrementally add long-term sustainable initiatives at all of its locations.  Employees are encouraged to think green and learn more about the Company’s initiatives by visiting the Company’s intranet site, insideGraebel.


About Graebel Companies

Graebel is a global relocation company that provides full relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, international freight forwarding, move management and commercial workplace services. Integrated relocation divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc. and, Move Management, Inc.  The Graebel Companies, Inc. World Headquarters is in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1950, Graebel is a privately-owned, wholly-owned relocation company with proprietary technology, processes and employs an extensively background checked and trained workforce. 

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