AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas has begun accepting nominations for the collision repair industry FIT Sustainability Award. Nominations can be placed by going to www.sikkens.net. They will be accepted through November 30, 2010.
This award, introduced in 2009, was launched as an innovative new program designed to complement the advancement of waterborne technology and to promote the unique contributions which the collision repair industry is making to generate a sustainable future.
‘FIT’ is an acronym for the three key measurement criteria of the award: Focus, Innovation and Talent. Under this new initiative, recognition will go to enterprises that are pursuing and delivering sustainable and environmentally-focused business solutions to the collision repair industry. These solutions are defined as those which meet the needs of the present, without compromising the needs of the future.
The first FIT awards were presented in April during an industry gala at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Recipients of the first awards were Park Place Bodywerks of Dallas, Texas, and the California Autobody Association.
"AkzoNobel is an industry forerunner in advancing the cause of diversity and promoting women in the collision repair industry with the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair," said GiGi Walker, president of the California Autobody Association. "The California Autobody Association has been an ardent promoter for the advancement of environmentally conscious business practices. We are extremely honored to have been recognized by AkzoNobel and we applaud their initiative in recognizing and encouraging sustainability across in the industry."
Nominations can be placed by going to www.sikkens.net. They will be accepted through November 30, 2010.