17 Nov Recognized With BBB’s 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
On behalf of the over 600 dedicated men and woman who stand under the Lakeshore banner, Lakeshore is incredibly honored to be recognized with the Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Honorable Mention.
“The Torch Award is the premier award the BBB can present to a company,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Torch Award winners and honorable mentions demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trust with customers, business partners, shareholders and the communities in which they do business.”
Lakeshore is the only waste and recycling company in Chicago and Northern Illinois to ever win recognition in this category. LRS has held accreditation and an A+ ranking with BBB since early 2015.
To be considered, LRS submitted ethical examples in current practice, spotlighting the company’s values, executive leadership commitment, internal and external communications, management best practices, human resources and community involvement.
This recognition follows our commitment for innovation, integrity and excellence in all facets of our business. We firmly believe in going above and beyond the norm and setting new standards in the solid waste and recycling industry.
Lakeshore’s sustainable business model is driven by a “Recycle First” focus; no other waste hauler in the Midwest maximizes recycling for profit the way that we do. We do not own a landfill and instead focus on increased recycling and waste diversion. This model has been the catalyst to providing exceptional customer service and a platform to strengthening relationships with our customers and the community.
“We thank the Better Business Bureau for this esteemed honor, which comes at a time of continuing marketplace expansion and a longstanding adherence to maintaining the highest ethical standards and values. We are grateful and accept this award on behalf of our employees, customers and communities we serve,” said LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley.